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The 160-Year-Old Tooborac Hotel Is Opening a Pie Shop and Pub in a Carlton Warehouse

The historic country pub is bringing its famed beers and pies to the city.
By Libby Curran
August 06, 2019
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The 160-Year-Old Tooborac Hotel Is Opening a Pie Shop and Pub in a Carlton Warehouse

The historic country pub is bringing its famed beers and pies to the city.
By Libby Curran
August 06, 2019
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Melbourne's set to score a taste of good old-fashioned country Victorian hospitality when the long-standing Tooborac Hotel and Brewery swaggers into town. With over 160 years under its belt, the state's oldest National Trust-listed country pub is adding to the family and opening its first urban outpost in the heart of Carlton.

Taking over a former scrap metal dealer warehouse on Elgin Street, Tooborac Hotel city digs are set to house a swag of offerings: a shop selling Toobarac's award-winning beers and pies, a contemporary pub and a regional food and crafts marketplace, all under the one roof.

No word yet on what exactly to expect from the new project, though the original Tooborac Hotel is a well-worn favourite. Pulling inspiration from traditional beer recipes, the house brews are a nod to working class Australia with the lineup including drops like the American-style Firemans red IPA, the Stonemasons pale ale and the Shearers lager.

The OG Tooborac Hotel and Brewery

The OG hotel's dining room is known for its classic pub plates such as Angus beef burgers, beer-battered fish and chips, and nine varieties of chicken parma, while the daily baked house-made pies have a cult following of their own. We're hoping you'll be able to get your mitts on signature combinations like lamb and shiraz, beef and ale, and chicken with leek and bacon, at the Carlton pie shop, too.

No opening date has been announced for the Carlton outpost just yet (we'll let you know when there is one), but in the meantime, you can make the 90-minute drive north to visit the original.

Tooborac Hotel and Brewery is set to open at 137–143 Elgin Street, Carlton. Stay tuned and we'll let you know an opening date as soon as it's announced.

Published on August 06, 2019 by Libby Curran

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