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Holgate Brewhouse, Woodend

(3.3/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
Holgate Brewhouse is a small, independent, family-owned brewery in Woodend, Victoria, Australia. The brewery operations began in 1999 and were moved to the Keatings Hotel in 2005, where the Brewhouse also operates a restaurant and hotel. Holgate beers are available in bottles and on tap throughout the Melbourne area.Their beers have consistently won accolades at the Australian International Beer Awards, including gold medals for the Mt Macedon Ale and Pilsner, as well as the 2008 Premier's Trophy for Best Victorian Beer for the Big Reg Lager.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A group of 7 travelling a considerable distance for the experience. DO NOT BOTHER! Our inquiry for an evening reservation was met with a very hasty, "Just walk in, we don't take reservations?" Ahhh - ...  more »
  • A casual lunch meeting with an "Out of towner" and 12 y.o. son. We ordered two Cajun Chicken Salads And fish and chips with a salad no dressing. Salads were soggy The dish and chips were small and the...  more »
  • We are return diners. My husband loves the beer and I love the food, we both love the brewery setting, friendly service and fresh ingredients. A family meal for 5, all were well catered for including ...  more »
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  • Probably one of the best breweries in Victoria. Excellent quality beer across the range. The IPAs and bitters are very good Love the front bar. Good luck getting a seat outside on a nice day. The restaurant at the back is fine on terms of food but the ambience is not great. Just a big echoing room. Eat in the front bar instead.
  • Stopped by here on the way through Woodend and had a great time. The brewhouse is a cosy venue that can be full of customers and not feel cramped. There was a fantastic live band playing in the central room, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, the beer was great, and the wedges were some of the best I've ever had. Brilliant atmosphere overall. Would love to come back.
  • Ale pie we have had before but this was crap. Shredded dry meat. Sorry but it was really bad.
  • Great place for lunch, went with a car club and we're very accommodating for a big group of 20. Great meals and beautiful venue. Would recommend
  • Really nice building, and good service. The food was also delicious. A lovley country pub feel