The Red Hill Hotel is located in a town you’ve probably never heard of called Chewton, in Central Victoria. It launched on New Year’s Day 2018, and in this short time has become the go to destination for great food and exceptional hospitality, as well as evoking a sense of multiple histories, which combine the Victorian Gold Rush and the owner’s Scottish heritage.
Located in a building that is 165 years old – wowza – it has consistently been a pub for all of that time, the Red Hill Hotel aims to raise the bar in the Central Goldfields.
The ethos here is ‘comfort food, done well’, without pretention, old school Scottish hospitality and a 100% focus on the abundance and quality of local produce and suppliers across the board.
The daily off-menu specials are decided by what’s in season and what’s available locally – this is where it’s at – AND there’s not a parmi in sight!
Instead they have delicate starters, veggie and vegan options, the best Schnitzel you’ve ever had as well as slow cooked meats, stews and roasts. Pair them all with unique bar snacks like the world famous ‘Donug’ (look it up, you won’t regret it) and Scottish classics like Pub Chips and Chicken Pakora causing a stir with the drinkers, as well as the diners.
Red Hill Hotel is already a favourite with the locals and a steady stream of people passing through. It is demonstrating how a proper county pub with the right attitude, and attention to detail can still exist without TAB, pokies and the TV providing the entertainment.
The Red Hill Hotel is located at 163 Main Rd, Chewton and trades Thursday to Sunday from 12pm til 11pm (3pm on Thu/Fri).