The Historic Pinsent Hotel is open 7 days a week, offering a variety of dining and entertainment options to suit your needs.
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.
There are many dining options at the hotel, our Bistro, Sports Bar and Gaming Lounge. Using fresh ingredients and 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 favorites, lighter options, modern meals, gluten free and vegetarian options. Please note that a non-refundable deposit of $10 per person is payable for bookings of 10 persons or more.
Our ‘Thirsty Camel’ bottleshop is open daily until late with an extensive range of beer, wine, spirits and premix drinks. For the latest Thirsty Camel Specials please visit www.thirstycamel.com.au.
As a commitment to our local community we welcome applications for corporate and club accounts, contact us to find out more.
Based on the most recent guidelines issued by the Premier of Victoria and the Chief Health Officer, our venue is open, with no capacity limits as per the government advice.
We ask that if you are unwell, been in contact with someone who is unwell or in contact with a person who has Covid 19, that you stay home.
Our staff are committed to providing a safe and clean environment for all who attend our venue. To assist with maintaining a safe and clean environment:
Thank you for your continued support of our venue and for being Covid-safe.