Staying in a town pub can sometimes be a little gauche. Nestled in Eltham is a hotel just about as friendly and inviting as a pub can get.
You’ll find good food and chattels, a large range of beers including local Byron Bay Stone and Wood and Coopers beers.
This is a classic country pub with plenty of care and hospitality.
Proprietors Lucy and Toby Black have both been involved in hotels for years and have run the Eltham Hotel for the past six.
If you stay overnight here you’ll be greeted by new renovations. The rooms are fresh and welcoming; polished floorboards, a cosy queen bed and a fold-out second bed complete with crisp linen, and they include their own bathroom.
The only thing to consider here is that there are only four of them. You’ll pay a more-than-reasonable flat rate of $95 per room every day of the year (fold-out beds are an extra $20). Check in from 1pm and check out by 10am.
Monday and Tuesday are quiet and peaceful; you’ll have the place to yourselves.
A $24.50 special dinner that includes a two-course meal with a glass of wine is on offer. The menu is a selection of classic and modern dishes from $15 to $33.
Meat lovers should try the veal shank (1.5kg and big enough for two) served Friday and Saturday.
Light meals for the kiddies between $7 and $11 include a free scoop of ice-cream for bribery.
The first Wednesday of every month is the ‘not-quite-folk’ night of jamming, join-in and play-along. It’s toss the boss with Toby every Wednesday from 5 to 6pm. Flip a coin and call; if correct – it’s the pub’s shout.
Happy Hour from 5 to 6pm with half-priced house wines and tap beers on Tuesday and Thursday.
Terrific Trivia on Thursday nights from 6.30pm. Local live musicians on Friday nights from 7pm and from 2 to 5pm on Sunday.
Eat in / Take away
Entertainment: Friday 7pm and Sunday from 2pm. Trivia on Thursday nights
Accommodation: 4 queen rooms; $95/night
Open seven days for lunch
12–3pm and dinner 6–9pm
(all day Sunday 12–9pm)
441 Eltham Rd, Eltham
Ph: 6629 1217
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