posted on 28 Jul 22 | by

It is cold outside but Central Victorians know how to keep away the winter blues - by cozying up to a crackling fire at our pubs, bars & restaurants! 

Mulled wine & cider, hot chocolates, sticky date puddings, classic pot and parma's. Check out our hot tips of where to find some great fireplaces and winter delicacies to enjoy around the region. 

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The Elphinstone Hotel, Elphinstone

Or “The Elpho” as it’s known to locals has a roaring fire and a Whiskey list to sip slowly as you stare into the flames! If a kip isn’t your thing, we recommend the warming Lamb Shanks – a pub winter classic. Check out their catering at Nosh & Bevvy too!

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The Railway Hotel, Castlemaine

Always bustling with locals catching up over a delicious meal and a drink or two The Rails is a must stop if you are in Castlemaine. Situated right across from the beautiful historic train station, you will find more than one cracking fireplace to keep you cosy. Our tip? Head straight for the dessert menu, and dig in to a Sticky Date Pudding Nan would be proud of!

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Five Flags Hotel, Campbell’s Creek

Up the road in Campbells Creek is Five Flags. Check out the fireplace or enjoy the beer garden if you are rugged up! Pop in on a Tuesday its Parmas, Parmas, Parmas! Eight varieties to choose from on Parma night, your whole crew will be full, happy and toasty from the inside out!

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The Kangaroo Hotel, Maldon

The Kangaroo Hotel is an authentic country pub, built way back in the winter of 1856, so this beautiful pub knows a winter or two. The ‘Roo crew will have you sorted with old school delicious roasts but our must see is the guitar shaped fireplace! Maldon sure love music, keep an eye out for the upcoming Maldon Falk Festival in October!

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Guildford Pub, Guildford

The newly renovated Guildford Family Pub is only a short drive from Castlemaine and they will warm yer cockles with tunes, welcoming staff and delicious pub food. Grab a glass of red with your best mate and enjoy a chat by the fire.