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

  • Ross Wilson & The Peacenicks
    Ross Wilson & The Peacenicks
    Macedon
    27 Jun, 2:30 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!
  • Ash Grunwald at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Ash Grunwald at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    02 Jul, 7:00 pm
    Macedon Railway Hotel, 33 Smith Street, Macedon VIC, Australia
  • Keep The Circle Unbroken at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Keep The Circle Unbroken at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    03 Jul, 7:00 pm
    Macedon Railway Hotel, 33 Smith Street, Macedon VIC, Australia
    Keep The Circle Unbroken is an audible bridge stretching across generations, cultures, sexes, politics, race & musical genre – a showcase from every corner of our nation. The special guest singers are a combination of well-known artists partnered with lesser-known, yet exceptionally talented youth.
  • Ed Kuepper with Jim White at Macedon Railway Hotel (1)
    Ed Kuepper with Jim White at Macedon Railway Hotel (1)
    Macedon
    17 Jul, 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 Meanies live at Macedon Railway Hotel
    The Meanies live at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    24 Jul, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Joining the Meanies as they take their desperate measures are one such group of rowdies - the mighty Dicklord @dicklord_dip + Persecution Blues @persecutionbluesband 👌🏼
  • Mick Thomas' roving Commission at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Mick Thomas' roving Commission at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    25 Jul, 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
    31 Jul, 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.
  • Kate Ceberano at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Kate Ceberano at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    01 Aug, 2:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Cookin' On 3 Burners at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Cookin' On 3 Burners at The Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon
    07 Aug, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Kim Salmon Live At The Macedon Railway
    Kim Salmon Live At The Macedon Railway
    Macedon
    28 Aug, 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.
  • Thee Marshmallow Overcoat ARE BACK AT THE RAILWAY!
    Thee Marshmallow Overcoat ARE BACK AT THE RAILWAY!
    Macedon
    29 Aug, 7:00 pm
    Macedon, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Due to popular demand, after the last sold-out gig !
  • Shane Nicholson at The Railway Hotel
    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
  • The Cartridge Family at Macedon Railway Hotel
    The Cartridge Family at Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    19 Sep, 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.
  • Ron Peno (Died Pretty) & The Superstition, Macedon Railway Hotel
    Ron Peno (Died Pretty) & The Superstition, Macedon Railway Hotel
    Macedon Railway Hotel
    23 Oct, 7:00 pm
    Macedon Railway Hotel, 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
  • Mia Dyson -Parking Lost 15th Anniversary Tour
    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
  • POSTPONED Diesel - Solo at The Macedon Railway
    TBD
    POSTPONED Diesel - Solo at The Macedon Railway
    Macedon Railway Hotel, Live Music Venue
    Time is TBD
    Macedon Railway Hotel, Live Music Venue , 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia