Macedon Railway Hotel, Pub, Bistro and Music Venue, Macedon Ranges.

WE'RE CLOSED TEMPORARILY WHILST WE RENOVATE AND REBUILD OUR MAIN BAR/BISTRO AND OUR BAND ROOM HAS CAPACITY LIMITS.

BUT NEVER FEAR, WE'LL BE BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER IN 2022 & READY FOR AN EPIC LINEUP OF GIGS!

EST. | 1865

33 Smith Street

Macedon, Victoria 3440

Open Wednesday to Sunday

03 5426 3233

ABOUT

At the southern foothills of Mount Macedon, known to the local Indigenous people as Tarehewait or Geboor, is the township of Macedon, formerly known as Middle Gully. The settlement of Middle Gully began as an overnight stop for diggers on their way to the goldfields at Castlemaine and Bendigo during the 1850s but the town received a real boost when construction of the railway commenced in 1858. As the construction workers arrived, new hotels, schools and stores were quickly established and in 1874 the station and township were renamed as Macedon. 

 

The Macedon Railway Hotel, the only hotel to still remain in the town, was first licensed in 1865 and is 1 of 24 railway hotels that are in operation in Victoria today. The Hotel conveniently sits directly opposite the train station and is only 1 hours commute from Melbourne or Bendigo. 

If these walls could talk!

Over its 154 year history, the pub has seen a stabbing, a shooting, been shelter for 300 people and 200 animals in the Ash Wednesday fires and received a visit from Prince Charles & Princess Diana. Not to mention boasting the 43-year residence of one of Australia's longest-serving female Publicans, Annie MacPherson.

Today the "Railway", as it is affectionately known, takes pride in being an all-inclusive venue and safe place for all to come and experience the fusion of fare, libation and diapason. We invite you to unwind in the front bar, feast in the Bistro and take in the sweeping views of Mount Macedon from our outdoor decking area. In the colder months, the open fire is roaring and will warm you as you sit by the fireside and try not to fall into slumber.

 

So relax. You're in the country!

We encourage you to disconnect from the outside world and talk to the person next to you.

Food at the Macedon Railway Hotel

FOOD & DRINK

We love to feed you! 

We strive to feed you well!

 

The kitchen is open 12-3pm for lunch (weekends only) and 5.30-8pm for dinner offering a selection of meals that include pub classics as well as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

ANNIE'S HALL

The dedicated band room at the Macedon Railway Hotel.

 

Annie's Hall is named in honour of our longest-serving female publican, Annie McPherson and regularly showcases some of Australia's biggest names in music.

This stuff is important. Food for the soul!

We are dedicated to bringing the best of live original music to the Macedon Ranges. 

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UPCOMING SHOWS

  • Tex Perkins & Matt Walker live at The Railway!
    Tex Perkins & Matt Walker live at The Railway!
    Macedon
    16 Jan 2022, 2:30 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Now is Tex’s reuniting with Matt Walker for duo shows. They are on the road again. Their powerful live show features songs spanning Tex's vast catalogue, as well as brand new material they have written together for their Fat Rubber band album.
  • The Meanies live at The Railway!
    The Meanies live at The Railway!
    Macedon
    21 Jan 2022, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    etter late than never, Australia's punk-rock heavyweights The Meanies hit the road to tour their 'new' album Desperate Measures, which is out now on Cheersquad Records and Tapes.
  • EVEN, live at the Railway!
    EVEN, live at the Railway!
    Macedon
    27 Jan 2022, 6:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Melbourne's royal rock’n’pop trio EVEN is coming to The Macedon Railway Hotel! How lucky we are, huh?
  • The Black Sorrows Live at The Railway
    The Black Sorrows Live at The Railway
    Macedon
    28 Jan 2022, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Ross Wilson & The Peacenicks Live at The Railway!
    Ross Wilson & The Peacenicks Live at The Railway!
    Macedon
    29 Jan 2022, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock and as a solo artist with no less than 26 ARIA Top 40 hits to his credit as a singer, songwriter and producer, Ross Wilson is one of Australia's most awarded, respected and well-known artists!
  • Emily Barker live at The Railway!
    Emily Barker live at The Railway!
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    30 Jan 2022, 2:30 pm
    Macedon Railway Hotel, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Shane Nicholson at The Railway Hotel
    Shane Nicholson at The Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    04 Feb 2022, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Kim Salmon's Haunted Grooves, Live at The Railway!
    Kim Salmon's Haunted Grooves, Live at The Railway!
    Macedon
    05 Feb 2022, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Kim Salmon has his share of ghosts lurking within his career. Scientists drummer Brett Rixon, STM double bass player Andrew Entch Chicago native, Phillip Hertz, ex-wife & one-time Scientists manager Linda Fearon, Lowbrow auteur & drummer Nick Combe & of course - Brian Henry Hooper & Spencer P Jones.
  • The Cartridge Family at Macedon Railway Hotel
    The Cartridge Family at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    06 Feb 2022, 2:30 pm
    Macedon Railway Hotel, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    While giving a sincere musical nod to early country groups like The Carter Family and The Delmore Brothers, The Cartridge Family have developed their old-time country style and their gorgeous three-part harmonies into a truly unique sound.
  • Mick Thomas' roving Commission Live at The Railway (Afternoon Show)
    Mick Thomas' roving Commission Live at The Railway (Afternoon Show)
    Macedon
    13 Feb 2022, 2:30 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Mick Thomas' Roving Commission is back to The Macedon Railway Hotel!!
  • Ice Cream Hands at The Macedon Railway
    Ice Cream Hands at The Macedon Railway
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    19 Feb 2022, 7:00 pm
    Macedon Railway Hotel, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Following the 2020 release of their seventh LP No Weapon But Love, Icecream Hands are heading to the foothills of Mt Macedon to play a very special show at the Macedon Railway Hotel on Saturday 31st July 2021.
  • Glen Shorrock live at The Railway!
    Glen Shorrock live at The Railway!
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    20 Feb 2022, 2:30 pm
    Macedon Railway Hotel, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    The Legendary front man from Little River band is coming to The Macedon Railway Hotel!
  • Kate Ceberano at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Kate Ceberano at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    25 Feb 2022, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Ron S. Peno & The Superstitions live at The Railway!
    Ron S. Peno & The Superstitions live at The Railway!
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    26 Feb 2022, 7:00 pm
    Macedon Railway Hotel, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Thee Marshmallow Overcoat ARE BACK AT THE RAILWAY!
    Thee Marshmallow Overcoat ARE BACK AT THE RAILWAY!
    Macedon
    27 Feb 2022, 2:30 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Due to popular demand, after the last sold-out gig !
  • Russell Morris & Band live at The Railway
    Russell Morris & Band live at The Railway
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    20 Mar 2022, 2:30 pm AEDT
    Macedon Railway Hotel, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Russell Morris has become one of the most remarkable stories in contemporary Australian music.
  • Vanessa Amorosi Live at The Railway!
    Vanessa Amorosi Live at The Railway!
    Macedon
    27 Mar 2022, 2:30 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    This far into her stellar career, Vanessa Amorosi remains one of the most exciting singers on the planet.
  • Ed Kuepper with Jim White at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Ed Kuepper with Jim White at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    07 May 2022, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Why didn't anyone think of this before? Ed Kuepper; the co-founder of '70’s proto-punks The Saints, chief architect of the uncompromising Laughing Clowns and The Aints! and master songsmith over some 15+ solo albums, and Jim White; the brilliant drummer of renowned instrumentalists Dirty Three.