The Caledonian Inn, Port Fairy VIC

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The Caledonian Inn, Port Fairy VIC

The Caledonian Inn is a hotel located in Port Fairy, Victoria. They have a bar and offer accommodation.
They have an average rating of 3.9 out of 378 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
Delicious dinner. Had the Mexican Palmie. It was very quiet on a Saturday night, but it was the middle of winter. Friendly helpful staff. Reasonably priced. Obviously, it's a spot for the locals.


The Caledonian Inn does not appear to have any published opening hours, but you may find some more information on their website.
41 Bank St, Port Fairy VIC 3284

Clubs and Pubs in Port Fairy

Including this venue, there are 3 pubs in the Port Fairy area

Latest reviews for The Caledonian Inn, Port Fairy VIC

Kia Yang
16/05/2024
Charming Pub Experience at Caledonian Inn

Although I didn't stay in the rooms, my visit to the Caledonian Inn for a cold gin and tonic left a lasting impression.

The restaurant or pub area offered a fantastic range of food options, and the seating arrangements were perfect for both groups and singles. I found the atmosphere to be inviting and welcoming.

What impressed me the most was the friendly service and the availability of outdoor seating. It's evident that the Caledonian Inn is a favorite among locals, as I noticed many regulars and tradies enjoying their time there.

Whether you're looking for a quick drink or a satisfying meal, I highly recommend stopping by the Caledonian Inn. I'll certainly be back next time I'm in the area!
Sam c
21/03/2024
Walked past for a cold pint. Appears to be a watering hole for locals - lots of tradies and the bar in high vis. Didn't eat but the atmosphere was good and the staff friendly. Beers cold - what else do you need? Thumbs up.
Debbie Matheson
15/02/2024
Had a very bad experience with another pub in Port fairy but the caledonian inn made up for it the food was very good ,quick service and the staff were lovely .I would most definitely recommend this place
Neil Murray
03/02/2024
Hey
Where the food in this place was really good, the noise was atrocious and I have to say if you're over 50 don't bother coming here and if you do switch your hearing aids off because it's so noisy.
Phen Agui
02/01/2024
First, Can't find the reception to checkin. No sign or whatever. Parking is full as there was a lot of customers in the "Bar". Again, no sign too where to park for hotel customers. Hard to find where the hotel is. All you see is the bar & resto. Next, Room was not ready even though Agoda says checkin is 12PM and we arrive past 1. I showed the email confirmation & I only got a response to wait get back at 2pm. Says they don't have a control over Agoda, do you think I do? It's your business so YOU COMMUNICATE THAT TO AGODA if it is incorrect. Anyway, the cleaning ladies are kind enough to understand and they cleaned as fast as they can. Room is small with 2 beds and T&B. With Small table & chair, and hot water kettle. No microwave or toaster. Good for 3pax. Not for a big family. If you need a night just to sleep, this will do.
Justin Wells
13/08/2023
Great staff and the food is quite nice, however there ordering technology is clunky and consistently causes delays.
Should do a bangers and mash
Erica Thompson
24/07/2023
Delicious dinner. Had the Mexican Palmie. It was very quiet on a Saturday night, but it was the middle of winter. Friendly helpful staff. Reasonably priced. Obviously, it's a spot for the locals.
Prasanna Dinesh
25/05/2023
Oldest licensed hotel in Victoria. This is why we went there.
Cons: Took a while on food preparation
Pros:
Huge n tasty food portions
Lots of Parma options- tried Mediterranean Parma for the first time
Tap beer was nice
Damien Black
01/05/2023
We had a couple of drinks here and decided to have dinner as nothing in town was really appealing. Next trip we will drive straight through food average service average and the prices are ridiculous for a pub meal. My partner took her snitty back to our accomodation for the cat!!! Toilets filthy and just a dirty grubby feeling never again.
Ms Ruby
12/02/2023
Fantastic location, but very basic. No iron, no hair dryer, shabby paint work. Carpet can't be too clean as walking around in my socks clearly reflected this. Otherwise, reasonably clean and very convenient location.
Richard
31/01/2023
Older pub with a not bad feel inside.. meal was definitely good and seemed popular with how many people went there to eat.. room was comfortable although was easy to hear noise from other rooms and traffic from road . Car park area definitely restrictive if all rooms full.
Adrian Claridge
30/01/2023
The oldest hotel in Vic didn't let us down enormous servings and the most excellent people watching opportunities.

We over heard one table contemplate whether Rump was beef.

At another table a beleaguered older gentleman was part of the following conversation.

Her
Why don't you get something and I will just have a little bit of it.
Him
OK
Alittle while later

Her
Why don't you get...
Chicken wings
Him
Yip
Her
Garlic bread
Him
Yip
Her
and Bruschetta
Him
Yip

As he stared longingly at the steaks on the menu...

And can I have a rose or something...
Yip.

She didn't leave her chair as he catered to her every whim.
Curtis Waight
31/12/2022
We recently had dinner with you. I had the Angus beef burger which was so oily I couldn't eat it and it was falling apart. The Pattie had a strange taste and my meal was only just warm.
The wait service was good, the place however needs a good clean. My seat was very wobbly.
Catherine Cheyne
08/11/2022
Basic, clean, convenient, comfortable. 1-star energy rating on TINY bar fridge so not very environmentally aware. TV had vertical line through screen which cleared up after 10 mins or so. No microwave or hairdryer. Cold bathroom with open window we could not close.

Friendly staff. Atmospheric pub with good meals.

All in all a bit below average in our experience.
Jo Kidder
25/09/2022
We had dinner at this nostalgic establishment on Grand Final night. They were so busy and, as everywhere, a little short staffed but they made us feel very welcome. As happens at times our order got lost in the kitchen so we were pretty hungry by the time the food arrived....but it was worth waiting for and the lovely hostess generously made up ten fold by providing wine and beer on the house. Thank you. Your hospitality was fabulous.
Denise Bant
08/09/2022
A quiet weekday meal with my Dad. They weren't busy, but meals were still on. We both enjoyed it. Barman had a good sense of humour. Dad give him a bit of a "ribbing".
Christina Sweeney
28/08/2022
Victoria's oldest licensed pub!! The staff were fabulous the ambience warm with a large open woodfire... food was good...
Accommodation at the rear of the hotel is old but clean and comfortable. Full of character..
Janine Lyons
27/06/2022
Walked in for dinner with no reservation, staff advised they had a number of walk-ins and that dinner would require a wait. We were not in a hurry, so happy to wait.
The food was worth the wait! Good, honest pub food! Great menu choices, specials board choices also made for a tough decision on what to have!
We settled on Fish and Chips for me - beautifully cooked Barramundi with a thin and crispy batter! ... and a 300g Scotch Fillet cooked rare ... with Garlic Butter for hubby! Local beef that was juicy and tasty!
Would not hesitate in recommending The Stump!
Staff were fabulous too!
Kelly
12/04/2022
Only dined here. Monday night it was one of the few places open (post Covid lockdown).
Food was amazingly good. Big surprise as when we first entered, there were only two tables occupied. Every table filled with locals pretty quickly after that. Nice folk serving too. Would go back for the roast pork belly.
Dave Weston
17/03/2022
Built in 1844, The Caledonian is a great little pub in the heart of Port Fairy. It is the oldest continuously operating hotel licence in the same hotel building, in Victoria. Food was delicious and service was friendly.
Courtney McLean
23/02/2022
As a group of 6, we ate here two nights in a row and were impressed with all the different main meals which we had to choose from. The specials were flying off the board at 6pm, and whilst disappointed we missed the ribs special on the first night, they made arrangements to have a serve ready for us the next night. Wait staff, particularly Andrea, were excellent and having a good laugh with us all making us feel very welcomed.
Bill Scott
14/02/2022
Excellent meals, the barramundi was superb. We had 2 small dogs with, the pub is pet friendly and allows you to sit with your dogs out the front under umbrella. Highly recommend.
Kerri Little
12/01/2022
This is the only pub open in town currently as the other three are struggling to get staff. They were very friendly and considering they were understaffed they were very attentive. We stayed for dinner the menu had a good veriety and simple at the same time. The food was well presented and really fresh tasting. Over all a great experience l would definitely go back.
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