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Tanswell's Hotel, Beechworth, AU-VIC

Tanswell's Hotel

4.4
4.4
105 Reviews
$A40 and under
Australian
Tanswell's Commercial Hotel Beechworth, built in 1853 during the Gold Rush, is situated in the heart of the exquisite Victorian high country. Tanswell's hotel offers a unique experience. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the original old world decor while experiencing epicurean delights, created by globally renowned, Executive Chef, Elijah Holland. Elijah, recognised for his love and skill of foraging, brings to the table a unique and innovative cuisine. Our locally procured produce will tantalise the taste buds and is complimented by superb local wines and beer. Our evolving menu cooked over fire engenders return custom, and offers a dining experience like no other. Our food focus is reinvigorated Pioneer style, drawing on classic dishes of early Beechworth years with a modern twist incorporating local wild game & Foraged botanicals.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 5728 2151

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Elijah Holland

  • Neighbourhood

    Beechworth

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Hume

    Hot spot

  • Hume

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Hume

    Great for fine wines

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  1. GillianM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful tuna cooked perfectly in a parcel. Good winelist and an open fire that was much appreciated on a cold night.
  2. AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious. Service was 10/10. Atmosphere was great! Seated by the warm fire topped off our night! Thank you, we’ll be back!
  3. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I was disappointed with the new menu. Not enough choices of protein and mains. The tuna I had, however was tasty. We’ll done to the staff for their excellent service.
  4. DonnaNco

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. We had hoped to stay for the live band after dinner but no room to stand
  5. jmac

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has become our local, always great food and great music in the front bar afterwards! Loved the HOG trio!
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, lovely staff and a great vibe! I had the best dinner with my husband next to the open wood fire. A beautiful place!
  7. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very generous serves of delicious food. Lovely ambience with wood fires in a historic setting. Highly recommended and would gladly done there again.
  8. Kate

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a vibe. A true country pub with an exciting wine list and great menu. A must visit.
  9. ErinD

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was great, friendly attentive wait staff, delicious food, great local wine selection, we we're very happy!
  10. ChrisF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Extremely slow service, extremely cold and lack of availability of items on the menu
  11. Brenda

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Unfortunately it was a busy night and when we arrived for our booking many items were sold out. What we did have was average at best.
  12. Willy

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very nice old pub with great feel. For drinking its the best pub in Beechworth. The restaurant staff were welcoming and and accommodating allowing us to sit an hour before our booking. There were a couple of mix ups with drinks orders and two of the menu items became unavailable after we ordered. Very minimal Errors! The food was good, but not amazing. I would come back for sure.
  13. JenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very busy night with an event on in town. Quick service and great meal. We’ll be back. Thanks.
  14. PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The swordtail fish meal was beautifully cooked. Well worth the money.
  15. JoanneS

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Had a lovely meal and wine! Service was a bit slow but it was a busy night and they did their best! Lucky we were on holiday am not in a hurry!
  16. aaronh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Myself and my 10-year old daughter went for dinner on an overnight visit to Beechworth. Food was good, staff were helpful, food came out pretty quickly, no complaints. The skin-on chips were a plus. Would certainly visit again. Thanks-
  17. DKRDKR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Excellent food. Would definitely return and would recommend this to friends. Great choice of ale and ambience was very good. I’d say it could do with slightly more comfortable furniture to give it a really good pub feel but overall loved it.
  18. Rocky

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    A couple of things, and I know it was Easter weekend, but the menu presented didn't match the one online which was disappointing as a few in the group were after one particular dish. Also, and I know once again it was Easter weekend, various items were unavailable from the menu in play which really restricted the choices. Also the pub had run out of Carlton Draught on tap! Hard to understand this even during the Easter weekend. Anyway a positive was it was actually open on the Monday which many places in Beechworth aren't.
  19. DavidL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic pub. Great food, live Bluegrass band and great drinks. Highly recommended
  20. Lill

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really stepped up on a busy Good Friday. Fires were burning, bands were pumping- with a great new bar and stage set up. Food was also delicious served by friendly staff. The vegan option was also a thumbs up! Happy Easter Tanswells- a great Beechworth pub!
  21. Tombradyfan

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The steak served with peppercorn jus was fantastic. The fish and chips excellent too and the fresh green salad served with it too. A good selectin of wine by the glass. Value for money all round.
  22. JennyR

    New South Wales

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Service was outstanding. Warm, friendly and efficient. Our meals were excellent. Would we come again. Definitely
  23. Chris

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The meal and service was very good, but something needs to be done to make the dining area warmer. The open fire place does nothing, especially if you are no where near it and the front entrance door of the hotel lets in so much cold air. Staff were pleasant and the meal came out in good time and was very enjoyable for
  24. HeatherS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful pub meal that exceeded our expectations. Simply marvellous food.
  25. LouM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Staff need to have more knowledge of where produce is from. House sangiovese was good.
  26. M86Corm

    Canberra

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great weekend lunch - great food, wine and service
  27. Gastro

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We had the Venison Pie and sadly the meat was dry due to overcooking, otherwise it was broadly acceptable.
  28. MichaelW

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    great service varied menu interesting dishes cool surroundings
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Unfortunately the food was a major disappointment. The steaks were okay, the salad was lettuce only, the chips were extremely over-cooked and 1/3 of the mussels did not open and no attempt was made to replace the mussels or compensate the diner after we bought it to the waitress’ attention. We also requested 2 wines that were on the list, but neither was actually available. Definitely won’t be back.
  30. Colin

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration with family. A bit disappointing that several food and drink items on the menu were not available - poor waitress had to keep coming back from the kitchen with that bad news. Good atmosphere though at a lovely old hotel. Would recommend but don't check the menu online as you'll be disappointed if they don't have your choice.
  31. Jonathon

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food in a comfortable garden setting.
  32. ClaireM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. Specially the whipped butter starter and the sword fish was beautiful. The flies in bar were quite annoying but it was really hot.
  33. JenB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner sitting with friends, outside on the deck!
  34. BeverleyZ

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We totally enjoyed the experience. Good quality wines.
  35. AnnieB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great pub with no poker machines or screens. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating options for meals. Seasonal and local foods as well as standard pub grub options. We've eaten here several times and the meals have ranged from good to outstanding. Staff are fabulous.
  36. WendyJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Great food. The gnocchi (vegetarian) was absolutely delicious.
  37. M86Corm

    Canberra

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great food, great service, BUT non stop American 50s rock and roll playlist at high volume had us very keen to depart. Apparently it’s a Sunday tradition, and one we will avoid in the future. On a very busy, holiday Sunday for Beechworth the wonderful front bar remained empty- patrons driven out by the incessant, monotonous 50s crap.
  38. NatalieC

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a slightly simplified menu over summer, but good choices including local produce. Lamb was super tender!
  39. WendyS

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food is ok. It’s a bit upmarket. No parmas. Food size is a bit small for the price. What no gravy only “jus”. Lovely friendly efficient staff. I must say at least they were open unlike some other establishments in town.
  40. Beth

    Victoria

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great slightly up market pub food. Love it. Could suggest maybe a few more vegetarian and/or GF options would be a nice add on for the menu but its just a great place for a quick feed and a bit of excellent live music.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Tanswell's Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Tanswell's Hotel

50 Ford St, Beechworth, AU-VIC 3747

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Beechworth

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Elijah Holland

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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