Lavishly illustrated with striking and fascinating full-colour photographs, Classic Pubs of Victoria features an eclectic collection of historic watering holes. The accompanying text portrays a short history of each establishment along with any unusual aspects, such as happenings, famous patrons and even ghosts. The book captures the unique history and culture of Victoria’s classic hotels, and would be a treasured gift for anyone who enjoys a quiet beer.Some of the hotels featured include Apollo Bay Hotel, The Elephant and Wheelbarrow, the Gold Mines Hotel, The Sloaney Pony and The Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda.
Stephane and David Bowker are keen travellers and enjoy exploring the hidden nooks and crannies that Victoria has to offer. Not to mention, they both enjoy the occasional beer, especially in one of Victoria’s Classic Pubs.
Greater Melbourne, the Bay and the Mornington Peninsula: Arthurs Hotel; College Lawn Hotel; Esplanade Hotel; Fyansford Hotel; Gem Bar; Mitre Tavern; Portsea Hotel; Sloaney Pony Hotel; The Courthouse; The Retreat Hotel; Young and Jackson
Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs: Flowerdale Hotel; Grand Hotel; Kevington Hotel; Noojee Hotel
Great Ocean Road and the Otways: Apollo Bay Hotel; Caledonian Inn; Grand Pacific Hotel; Hampden Hotel; Macs Hotel; Twelve Apostles Inn
Central Victoria and The Goldfields: Blackwood Hotel; Charlie Napier Hotel; Daylesford Hotel; George Hotel; Goldmines Hotel; Golden Age Hotel; Goulburn Valley Hotel; Holgate Brewhouse; Kangaroo Hotel; Loddon Bridge Hotel; Seven Creeks Hotel
Murray River and the Mallee: Bridge Hotel; Commercial Hotel; Mallee Fowl Hotel; Mildura Brewery
Wimmera and the Grampians: Eureka Hotel; Halls Gap Hotel; Royal Mail Hotel; Union Hotel
Gippsland: Cann River Hotel; Central Hotel; Fish Creek Hotel; Star Hotel; Wonthaggi Hotel
The High Country: Bright Brewery; Dargo Hotel; Dinner Plain Hotel; Hotel Delatite; Kooroora Hotel
A celebration of Victorias iconic watering holes
Lavishly illustrated with striking and fascinating full-colour photographs