Vulcan Hotel, St. Bathans

3.6
Historic Vulcan Hotel takes you back in time to the city's gold rush. Built in 1882, the hotel has kept much of its original look, featuring a restaurant and a bar--expect a limited selection on the menu. Put Vulcan Hotel at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Bathans trip itinerary planning app .
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  • We called here at 10.50 am and walked into the hotel as doors were open. Couldn’t find anyone so rang the beautiful old bell sitting on the bar counter. A woman appeared and in a very gruff voice said...  more »
  • Took a detour to St Bathans hoping for a nice brunch. Made to feel unwelcome by not being able to look at a menu as it wasnt midday!And the girls were busy doing rooms.Such a lovely place ruined by ve...  more »
  • Beautiful spot, lovely quaint hotel, but stay away from the grumpy insolent proprietors unless you actually like rude, uncivilized and disrespectful behaviour.  more »
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  • Vaguely hostile but nice surrounds (sort of). Some advice for the owners/staff: no one is making you work in hospitality, and if you don't like people there are other options.
  • Quiet friendly good food
  • Cool location, rude barkeeper
  • We loved our stay in St Bathans, lovely bar staff with good food and a good drink selection considering we were in the middle of nowhere. (For me this place didn't feel haunted at all - I didn't find out people thought this till I hopped on Google) We will be back again definitely :)
  • After enjoying a beautiful day in St Bathans and setting up camp at the domain, I went to visit the Vulcan hotel and enquire how late they would be open for, a friendly member of staff informed me that it depends and that tonight they had a dinner booking at 6 so the kitchen would be open for dinner until at least seven. I replied that I would most likely see her before then and departed to check on my tent and get changed. Returning to the Vulcan at 6.50pm I entered to a room of (most likely) locals chatting at the bar and a sour looking woman (around her 60's with short bright ginger hair and glasses) who glared at me from behind the bar, I chose to walk around the bar and enter the dining room to see if someone was working there and look for a menu. Now, as I spotted the menu and was about to check it out, this sour looking woman appears behind the counter and vocalises "that's not for you" in a condescending manner. Me "sorry? We were told earlier that we could come in before 7" sour woman "only for people with bookings, you have to make a booking if you want dinner" as she leaned over the counter looking at me like a disgusting bug. I was with my friend and I said "let's go" and we ended up going back to the camp site and completely packing up and leaving because it was my Birthday and I'd been looking forward to eating at the historical Vulcan hotel. I do hope you read this- sour red headed lady who clearly has a very unhappy life. Thanks for making never want to visit this beautiful town ever again.

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