Welcome to the Pinsent Hotel.

The Pinsent began its life in 1850 in the Victorian town of Wangaratta, where it was initially constructed as the first private hospital in the district by Dr Gemmell. It was the first brick building in the township. In 1851 the property was acquired by John Crisp who converted it to a hotel, named ‘The Royal’.

In the years leading up to 1917, it changed hands many times until Mrs Anne Edith Pinsent took over and aimed at the establishment being one of the finest in the country. It was in 1923 that she changed the name to the ‘Pinsent’ and set about making the hotel the ‘place to stay’ in Wangaratta. This was sealed when the notorious gangster ‘Squizzy Taylor’ pictured to the right, stayed the night. He never stayed in anything less than the top hotel in any town. Mrs Pinsent then sold the hotel in 1934.

The Pinsent Today.


The Pinsent still stands today as an iconic heritage building offering accommodation, hearty meals, a bar and TAB facilities as well as a Thirsty Camel bottleshop.

The hotel is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner trade in both the bistro and bar. Known for the best steaks in town, you’ll have to drop in and taste them for yourself! The traditional facade and cozy settings will get you feeling right at home. This hotel oozes charm and history. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Pinsent!

Sports Bar:

Our spacious Sports Bar is the perfect destination for you and your mates to watch and have a cheeky punt. With great food and beverage on offer, there’s no better place to be than the Pinsent Hotel.


Using fresh ingredients under the watchful eye of our executive chef, our kitchen team are encouraged to create dishes they love to prepare, eat and share with friends. Our menus are well balanced and considerate, 

including pub favourites, lighter options, modern meals, gluten free and vegetarian options.


With the facilities to accommodate up to five guests. Each room has it’s own ensuite, mini fridge, television with all the channels, heating and cooling along with ample parking. Stay with us and explore the surrounding high-country and King Valley wine regions.


Our team of passionate chefs are always working hard to deliver updated, delicious, fresh modern meals from our kitchen.


A large range of both domestic and international beers and wines.


Plenty of rooms to cater from 2 to 5. Talk to us today about your accommodation needs.

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Pinsent Hotel

20 Reid St

Wangaratta Vic 3677

(03) 5721 2183



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