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Cumberland Hotel

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Pub, Australian
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191 Barker St, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
(03) 5472 1052
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good service, pleasant night out.

I have been here a few times over the last year or so and have enjoyed my meal each time. The service has been a bit hit an miss, being both good and not great through those times, but overall, pretty good. Don't go here expecting incredible cuisine, but if you are after a pub meal, it's great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Gareth J
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here a few times over the last year or so and have enjoyed my meal each time. The service has been a bit hit an miss, being both good and not great through those times, but overall, pretty good. Don't go here expecting incredible cuisine, but if you are after a pub meal, it's great.

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Thank Gareth J
Port Fairy, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the porterhouse steak of which I found on the tough side , the Greek salad was very nice and the chips were the frozen thin type and not very nice at all, my husband had the pumpkin soup of which he said was Ok , but it was served with a tiny amount of a slice cut from... More 

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Thank Aroney
Melbourne, Australia
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426 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been served 4 lamb cutlets with mash,gravy,chips and salad before. Tasty and huge portion in a nice pub bistro. Clearly a local favourite.

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Thank Dianna C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking forward to a lovely lunch at the "Bistro", when I saw the prices I thought I would be getting something special, but no. My vegetables were cold, the carrots were as hard as a rock. The chips had that taste of when you put leftover chips in the fridge and then eat them the next day and only... More 

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Thank Caroline B
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting late on a Saturday we were directed to this hotel for dinner. Lovely meals, good choices and pleasant atmosphere. Willing to change sides option to accommodate me.

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Thank Theresa S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Booked a table for dinner in the Bistro. The staff were friendly and attentive. Oysters Kirkpatrick as a starter were plump and delicious . Ordered Seafood crepe and chicken Atlantis for mains. The meal was served promptly and was delicious . My husband was hungry , hence the entree, but his eyes were certainly bigger than his stomach when his... More 

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Thank Debba1711
Geelong, Australia
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Usual range of food for a pub, nothing too fancy. Friendly staff and pleasent dining area. Good range of wines at nice prices.

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Thank Mike T
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Service ok but meal not very good when their is so much choice in the area, although I did hear that they have good meals on a Tuesday so may be worth going too.

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Thank cathy939
Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This wasn't out pub of choice but it was the only one open . Everyone must have had the same idea as us to have a meal that wasn't Christmas left overs. The pub wasn't the cleanest you could see the sticky marks on the table from a dirty cloth, the cutlery was dirty I was wondering weather we should... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I had a steak on Monday night, whilst the price was reasonable and the staff helpful, the meal wasnt flash. It was ok but I'd rather the railway or Five Flags hotel ahead of this one.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 191 Barker St, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Castlemaine
  • Phone Number: (03) 5472 1052

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 22
  • Cuisine: Pub, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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