THE HIT LIST
HIGHLIGHTS FROM TRENTHAM INSIDERS.
Cosmopolitan Hotel A local icon, this restored 1860s pub has a shady beer garden, wine bar and menu showcasing regional produce, wine, beer and cider. Corner High Street and Cosmo Road. (03) 5424 1516; thecosmopolitanhotel.com.au Trentham Farmers’ Market The place to buy fresh produce from local growers, markets are held from 9am to 1pm on the third Saturday of every month. Trentham Town Square, High Street. Trentham Falls A picnic spot overlooking one of Victoria’s longest single-drop waterfalls. Trentham Falls Road. Domino Trail Starting at the historic railway station, this walking and cycling trail follows the original rail line and is a good way to check out the Wombat State Forest. railtrails.org.au Great Trentham Spudfest Held in May, the festival of food, music and entertainment honours Trentham’s potato-growing heritage. Quarry Street Reserve, Quarry Street. trenthamspudfest.org.au The Plough There’s a bar, bistro, beer garden and a contemporary pub menu that includes grass-fed beef steaks dry-aged for up to 49 days. 31 High Street. (03) 5424 1144; theplough.com.au
Phillip and Lea In their own words, this extraordinary establishment has “implements and tools for the aspiring and dedicated cook, gardener, forager, baker and patissier…” 26 High Street. (03) 9011 8433; phillipandlea.com.au Frogmore Gardens With stunning gardens, this boutique mail-order and retail nursery specialises in bulbs, shrubs, perennials and prairie garden plants. 1560 Trentham-greendale Road. Wooden Duck This antiques shop features vintage industrial pieces and antique farmhouse furniture. 51 High Street. (03) 5424 1054.