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.
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.
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