Food and Drink


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Hawthorn Pale Ale
There’s a bit of tongue in cheek with this beer. The label shows an old ship at the pier suggesting that this beer has been imported from some far away exotic land.  In fact this beer is brewed at the Southern Bay Brewery down at Geelong in very much a modern style.

However, this beer is the perfect “session” Pale Ale. It’s not going to blow your door wide open but a “few” could easily be knocked back in good company without needing to think about the beer too much.

It pours a clear golden orange with a creamy white head. There are some yeasty, spicy aromas with tropical fruits and a “burnt sugar” note. The palate is light to medium and quite refreshing. Malty, caramalised citrus rind, sweet spice and low bitterness and a smooth dry finish make this a pleasant all round beer.

Bridge Rd Brewers Australian Ale
From one of this state’s more prolific craft brewers in the beautiful surrounds of Beechworth in Victoria’s North East.

This is a pale ale is the perfect starting point if you are just starting to expand your horizons.

Malty with delicate spicy and fruity aromas and a hint of pepper, with subtle hop bitterness and balanced carbonation. Highly quenching too.

Purvis Beer holds regular beer tastings and events.
They’re at 292 Bridge Rd, Richmond.

Art & Design

The Weird & Wonderful Woodlands

Giant nutcracker soldiers, velvet thrones, tattooed beauties and craft beers: anything goes at new look Woodlands Hotel.


Tea and Cheese Pairing

Tea and Sympathy are holding a tea and cheese pairing afternoon tea where you will get to learn about where these treats come from.