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Radio Springs Hotel Bed & Breakfast

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by Nekoburro (subscribe)
Freelance writer, traveller, foodie and graphic designer living at the gateway of the Yarra Valley and Melbourne's green belt
Published December 29th 2021
Journey to the centre of the universe

Just a short drive from Daylesford or Trentham, is Lyonville, a small country town with a population of just under 200 people. The town takes its name from James Lyon, who had arrived in the Glenlyon district in the 1860s. The local attraction in Lyonville is the Radio Springs hotel. This was once owned by the Australian radio and television personality Ernie Sigley.

Radio Springs Hotel has been renovated, refurbished and resurrected by its current owners, Ken Parfrey and Jackie Airey.

This cute and cosy hotel has an eclectic and eccentric interior mix, with options to sit at the front bar, parlour bar, main dining room, private dining room or just lay back lounge/library. Winter here has a splendid ambience where each unique space offers a crackling & warm fireplace.

The menu offers a range of seasonal food freshly prepared by French Head Chef, Yvan Meunier and always beautifully plated. The menu is available for Lunch and Dinner on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Or why not try out their delicious pizzas on Tuesdays for their pizza and film night in the Back Beach Bar from 4.30 p.m.

The regional wine list includes a choice
 of nine beers on tap (including apple cider) and a well-stocked top shelf. The bar also has a wide range of single malt whiskies.

Radio Springs Hotel also offers accommodation within its two acres of garden in which to wander, including mature trees, lawns, perennial beds, roses and winding paths to explore.

There are plenty of places to sit and relax admire the quirky interior and vintage collectables, listen to the sounds of birds and immerse in nature and the bush landscape.

So if you are after something different, Radio Springs Hotel is the perfect place to stop and enjoy a delicious selection of seasonal dishes for lunch or dinner, watch a film and pizza on Tuesday nights. Admire the vintage memorabilia, lounge around in one of the many different spaces and parlour rooms. Stay a night or two and enjoy the serenity, away from the crowds and tourist towns and listen or dance to some live music.
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Why? Quirky pub in the middle of no where
When: Lunch and Dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See website for more details.
Phone: (03) 5348 5562
Where: Radio Springs Hotel Bed & Breakfast 1 High St, Lyonville VIC 3461
Your Comment
I didnt realise the history of radio springs. Thanks for filling us in.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|3954) 24 days ago
It looks delightful; I love nostalgic places.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9626) 24 days ago
What a fabulous discovery and rebirth? Definitely worth a trip and seems more affordable than Daylesford. Thanks for letting us know about this place!
by Mistress of Culture Vultures (score: 2|170) 20 days ago
Hi Nekoburro, What a great discovery. Even the name Radio Springs Hotel sounds a bit quirky and thoughts of a Journey to the centre of the universe.
It may be off the beaten track and must be Victoria's best kept secret. Congratulations to the owners that brought back one of the many country hotels that closed and now again the hub of local community. I plan to take my interstate family for weekend lunch at this quaint hotel. Afterwards we will explore Radio Springs and Lyonville. I wonder were the name of Radio Springs originated.? David J
by johns (score: 2|142) 24 days ago
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