Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

Craft Beer Specialist, Mouth-watering Food made with Local Produce, Live Sports, Beer Garden, Friendly Staff, and the very best of Free Live Music our region has to offer. Our motto: Seeing our patrons leave the bistro-pub with big smiles on their faces.

Having won a range of Golden Pate Awards in 2017 and 2018 Great Ocean Road Brewhouse in Apollo Bay is competing again in 2019.

What the first Judges said in 2019

If you are in the vicinity of Apollo Bay we recommend you visit the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse. This was our first visit and we enjoyed the experience very much. It offers good honest pub food, a wonderful selection of beers, and a good range of local and regional wines by the bottle or glass. The owners have managed to keep the building’s old world charm while updating it’s facilities to modern standards. Staff were friendly, helpful and had good knowledge of the beverages and meals, and a willingness to offer advice. For entrée we opted for garlic bread and delicious Southern Style Drumsticks – the four pieces making a generous serve. We sampled the Chicken Parma with good balance of ham, napoli, cheese on quality schnitzel, and other pub staples such as the delicious  Porterhouse Steak (200 GM making a perfect size for lunch – chargrilled exactly as ordered, with a good pepper sauce). The traditional sticky date pudding was good and enjoyable. Plus good coffee, courtesy of local roasters Hello Coffee Grinders. Theme nights through the week added interest and value for money to the Brewhouse. 

Special strengths

Handsome building in attractive location. Good quality pub foods. Generous portions. Impressive drinks menu.  Good customer service. Family friendly. Good value for money. 

judges’ comments in 2018

The Brewhouse  is a destination dining landmark in Apollo Bay. Its  much more than your local country pub. The Brewhouse offers quality pub meals, with generous portions at reasonable prices. You certainly won’t leave hungry! Enjoy your lunch then linger on and sample the extensive range of local craft beers and wines and enjoy the live bands. The lunch menu features traditional pub food while at dinner the menu offers a wider range of choices. There are also evenings throughout the week where special deals are offered and customer service was to a good professional standard.  But the Brewhouse in Apollo Bay really shines in the wines, beers and ciders department. It should be on your bucket list of “great pubs to try before your die”. You won’t be disappointed!

Second judges’ report for 2009 coming soon


2018 State Awards

Finalist Best Hotel Dining sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd.

2017 Awards 

  • STATE and REGIONAL WINNER Best Casual Dining sponsored by Comcater P/L

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED  Best Regional Menu of Local Foods sponsored by Western Plains Pork

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED  Best Regional Cellar of Local Wines Beers and Ciders sponsored by Furphy

  • FINALIST  Most Outstanding Front of House Person Fraser Tellar sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing

Great Ocean Road 29
Apollo Bay 3233 VIC
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29-35 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay Hotel Dining Contemporary Australian Cuisine Gluten free foods available Head Chef: Damien Clemens. Hours: Sundays to Thursday 11.00 am to 10.00 pm. Fridays 11.00 am to 11.00 pm Saturday 11.00 am to 12.00 midnight Cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard $-$$ Street Parking and off street parking