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

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 & 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

  • Russell Morris at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    17 Apr, 7:30 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Willie Coyote @ Macedon Railway Hotel // "Turning Sky..." Album Tour (full band show!)
    Macedon
    23 Apr, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • The Black Sorrows at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    02 May, 2:30 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    One of Australia's most loved and enduring acts, The Black Sorrows, is back to The Macedon Railway Hotel on Sunday the 2nd of May for another special show performance.
  • Karise Eden at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    07 May, 7:00 pm AEST
    Macedon Railway Hotel, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Dainton Beer Presents - The Americana Carnival
    Macedon
    08 May, 12:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    The Americana Carnival is an immersive mini-festival that not only offers patrons some of the best acts the genre has to offer but a full cultural experience
  • Renee Geyer at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    15 May, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Renée Geyer’s career has spanned four decades and is still going strong with her 25th album of 2013 “Swing”.
  • Ed Kuepper with Jim White at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    29 May, 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.
  • The Cartridge Family at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    30 May, 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.
  • Kim Salmon Live At The Macedon Railway
    Macedon
    19 Jun, 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.
  • Diesel - Solo at The Macedon Railway
    Macedon Railway Hotel, Live Music Venue
    03 Jul, 6:00 pm AEST
    Macedon Railway Hotel, Live Music Venue , 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Shane Nicholson at The Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    12 Sep, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Doors: 2.30pm Camile Trail: 3.30pm Shane Nicholson: 4.45pm
  • Mia Dyson -Parking Lost 15th Anniversary Tour
    Macedon Railway Hotel, Live Music Venue
    14 Nov, 3:00 pm AEDT
    Macedon Railway Hotel, Live Music Venue , 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia

33 Smith Street

Macedon, Victoria

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Open Wednesday to Friday 5pm till late

Saturday & Sunday 12pm till late

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The Macedon Railway Hotel stands on Wurundjeri country. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of this land and we pay our respects to their elders - past, present and emerging and extend our respects to all First Nations people.

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