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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 all manner of traditional UK style ales – and the not-so-traditional – pouring. 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 venues, the Terminus in Clifton Hill and Collingwood's Forester's Hall.

Name
Royston Hotel
Address

12 River Street
Richmond
VIC 3121

Phone
(03) 9421 5000
Website
Hours

Mon to Thurs: 4pm to late
Fri to Sun: Midday to late

On tap at Royston Hotel

Regularly featured brewers

2 Brothers

2 Brothers

3 Ravens

3 Ravens

4 Pines

4 Pines

Boatrocker Brewery

Boatrocker Brewery

Bootleg Brewery

Bootleg Brewery

BrewCult

BrewCult

Bridge Road Brewers

Bridge Road Brewers

Brookes Brewery

Brookes Brewery

Cavalier Beer

Cavalier Beer

Dainton Family Brewery

Dainton Family Brewery

Feral Brewing

Feral Brewing

Grifter Brewing Company

Grifter Brewing Company

Hargreaves Hill

Hargreaves Hill

Holgate Brewhouse

Holgate Brewhouse

HopDog BeerWorks

HopDog BeerWorks

Little Creatures

Little Creatures

Mash Brewing

Mash Brewing

Monk Brewery & Kitchen

Monk Brewery & Kitchen

Moo Brew

Moo Brew

Moon Dog

Moon Dog

Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Murray's

Murray's

Nail Brewing

Nail Brewing

Nomad Brewing

Nomad Brewing

Red Hill Brewery

Red Hill Brewery

Riverside Brewing Company

Riverside Brewing Company

Stone & Wood

Stone & Wood

Two Birds Brewing

Two Birds Brewing

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