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Holgate Brewhouse, Woodend

Categories: Breweries, Food & Drink
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3.5/5 based on 65+ 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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  • Have been here before during the week and given a good review, but on Father's Day it was a bit of a shambles. Not enough staff. Waited a while for order to be taken but once given the food was not th...  read more »
  • We have been saying for ages "We must go there" and now we can tick it off our list. Spur of the moment get away from children and grand children. We booked a room which came with continental breakfas...  read more »
  • Can't get much more of a pub than holgates. A brewery and pub in one is great. Meals are generous and traditional. Worth a visit if you're in Woodend. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Awesome beers. Awesome staff. Awesome food. Just awesome!
  • Started with a beer paddle (8 sample beers) which they gave us WARM?!? I asked for a glass of water, they gave me a bottle and 2 glasses. The water was warm and tasted worse than tap water- was aweful. Then for our main courses. we both ordered pies (pub meal) the pies were so dry my partner choked. The salad had obviously been soaking in balsamic vinegar for over an hour and was far from fresh. i asked for mash rather than chips (im giving up chips for lent) and the mash wasn't mashed. Boiled potatos quarter mashed- barely touched. Most definitely won't return. And will tell all my friends to steer clear. Even the dining room was filthy. Dust all over the blinds and the walls are yellowing. Terrible.
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