The Grovedale Hotel, affectionately known as ‘The Grovey’, is a cornerstone in the Geelong pub scene – known for consistently raising the bar when it comes to style, entertainment and food.
Established back in 1859, The Grovedale Hotel has recently been fully refurbished, transforming it into a modern, friendly and welcoming hotel with something for everyone. Boasting three different spaces, Pioneer Kitchen, The Juke and the The Members End, affordable and top quality meals are at your leisure – for every need and occasion.
Pioneer Kitchen should be your first stop to warm up. With an extensive beverage list, they’ve got something to match your tastes whether you’re after a Penfolds Shiraz or your favourite craft beer. The menu boasts a number of delicious and flavoursome options made from local produce. Start with the Mediterranean bruschetta or the charcuterie board, before you indulge in the generous main meals. Catering to suit almost every taste, choose from grilled salmon, potato gnocchi and char grilled eye fillet, to the pub classics like their chicken parmigiana and beer battered fish and chips. For dessert, there’s no looking past the vanilla crème brulee, sticky date pudding or the famous Espresso Martini to keep you warm well into the night.
The Juke Garden Bar is the place to find live music, an open roof, craft beers and good times. Home to some of the best local music three nights a week, there is an eclectic blend of artists changing week to week ensuring there’s always something new for regular patrons.
The home of live sport in Geelong, The Grovey would not be complete without their sports bar, The Members End. With every sport, every game, every day, you’ll have the best seat in the house to barrack for your team and enjoy a few tasty pints of their freshly brewed Unpasteurised Carlton Draught.
The Grovedale has it all – whether it’s a parmi with sport on the big screen, or a tasting plate while a live musician plays in the Juke, it is the best place for a much-needed break from home cooking.
Where: 236-258 Surfcoast Hwy, Grovedale
When: Mon-Sat 9am-late; Sun 10am-late
Ph: 1300GROVEDALE (1300 476 833)