Royston Hotel

The pub that started it all, the Royston was the first to spot the craft beer revolution coming over the horizon. While everyone else was clinging to the safety of long-established brands – maybe with the odd tap or fridge shelf given over to an Aussie micro – this Richmond establishment went the whole hog, turning over nine of its taps to homegrown brewers back in 2005.

This traditional neighbourhood boozer, on the site of a former tannery, now rattles through dozens of different beers every month. Being the first of the beer bars, it has a close relationship with Australia’s best little breweries so is able to get its hands on many of their limited run specials. It also installed one of the first handpumps in Victoria, through which you'll often find the likes of Holgate’s traditional UK style ales pouring, while don't be surprised to find a few classy imports showing up on tap and in bottle too.

The warm and welcoming front bar – now with considerably more than nine taps – and pool room are great places to catch up with friends, while the dining room serves quality grub worthy of the Royston’s gastropub title. The friendly and knowledgeable beer lovers manning the horseshoe bar help make it a highly enjoyable place to enjoy a beer or two on your own too.

With Mountain Goat, one of the longest-established microbreweries in Australia, located directly across the road and open to drinkers on Wednesday and Friday evenings, it’s a pub you’ll keep coming back to – just like its sister pub, the Terminus in Clifton Hill.

Name
Royston Hotel
Address

12 River Street
Richmond
VIC 3121

Phone
(03) 9421 5000
Website
Website
Hours

Mon & Tues – 5pm to 1am
Wed to Fri – noon to 1am
Sat & Sun – 3pm to 1am

On tap at Royston Hotel

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2 Brothers

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3 Ravens

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BrewCult

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Holgate Brewhouse

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HopDog BeerWorks

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Little Creatures (WA)

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Mash Brewing

Moo Brew

Moo Brew

Moon Dog

Moon Dog

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Mornington Peninsula Brewery

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Mountain Goat

Murray's

Murray's

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Nomad Brewing

Nomad Brewing

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Red Hill Brewery

Riverside Brewing Company

Riverside Brewing Company

Stone & Wood

Stone & Wood

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