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The Railway Hotel has been a local favourite since 1875 for residents of Castlemaine and surrounding towns. Located only 120km from Melbourne The Railway Hotel offers a fabulous selection of food and wine with resident Chef cooking up a wonderful assortment of culinary delights.
Railway Hotel has interesting facts - Why are Pubs called Hotels in Australia? A pub, short for Public House, is an establishment whose main function is to serve alcohol, mostly beer. Also known as an Ale house or Tavern. The reason for this is that until recently, in Australia (late 1980s), pubs were forced, by the liquor laws, to provide accommodation and so were accurately called hotels.
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