CLOSED — The Royal George Hotel
The oldest pub in Kyneton boasts a colourful menu and beer lineup.
With years of experience under their belts, restaurateur veterans Melissa Macfarlane and Frank Moylan ensure that the Royal George Hotel's legacy is kept in safe hands. The venue may be the oldest pub in Kyneton, but the duo behind it have set about offering something a little different to your standard pub fare.
Having previously owned the pub back in the early 2000s, Macfarlane and Moylan are back in town and now bring a distinctly European flair to the menu. Order a bunch of plates to share, like stracciatella with 'nduja, kransky with sauerkraut and taramasalata with crisps and zaatar. Or, you can opt for one of the next-level toasties — think garlic prawn jaffle with chipotle mayo, beef brisket or roast pumpkin with sage, chilli honey and parmesan. Once lunch is complete, consider taking the short drive out of town to the Hanging Rock, where you can get some outstanding views across the wintry landscape. Or, have a poke around the shops along Piper Street — you'll find everything from quirky homewares stores to Animus Distillery, a small-batch handcrafted gin distillery.
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