Bendigo bars on rooftops, down laneways and always

2022-04-05
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There’s nothing like an old-fashioned Aussie pub, and that’s exactly what the Old Boundary Hotel is: a cosy old-school place with bare brick walls, timber rafters and a red carpet, with a dining area on one side and a bar on the other.

On this weekday lunchtime it’s full of groups of friends and workmates having lunch or a beer, as I am – parked strategically near one of the gas fires burning in an old fireplace.

On ordering another pint of Balter XPA (from a Gold Coast brewery) I get chatting with the barman, and ask about the curious way the building seems to be split into two separate parts.

Old Boundary Hotel
Beers by an open fire? That’s how a pub should be.

Pointing at a large photo on one wall, he says: “That’s the original pub, which burned down and was replaced with this one in 1901. The family that ran it used to live in this part, which is now the dining room.”

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