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Published April 19th 2017
Modern Australian Hotel In A Historic Building
Alroy Tavern is a family friendly hotel that serves modern Australian pub meals in a relaxed casual atmosphere.
The mid-Victorian Alroy House was built between 1886 and 1888 by a local landholder and is of historic significance for the local area. It fell into disrepair but reopened in 2006 after extensive renovations as Alroy Tavern.
The menu is varied and there are plenty of weekday specials. The hotel still has the feel of an old homestead with small dining rooms, sweeping verandas and a covered outdoor eating area. The grounds which are the remnants of orchards are well kept and give children plenty of play space. The is a children's playground out the back and the Alroy holds a family fun day on Sundays with face painting, petting zoo and entertainers.
The meals are generous and filling, they add their own spin to classics such as surf & turf, including tasty mussels. There's a nice friendly atmosphere and plenty of places to sit depending on the size of your group. The Alroy offers the usual hotel facilities of a bar, TAB, Keno and a Casino room, live music and other activities are advertised in the hotel and local papers. They are also available for functions and have plenty of easy access car parking.