Iconic ho­tel still go­ing strong

North East Tourist News - - Mansfield & District -

IF walls could talk, then un­doubt­edly the Kev­ing­ton Ho­tel would have a lot to say.

With more than 150 years of his­tory steeped into the build­ing, the lit­tle pub in the bush is an iconic rest stop for vis­i­tors and lo­cals alike.

With bush tim­ber ve­randa posts, a beer gar­den that over­looks the Goul­burn River and a din­ing room that oozes charm, the Kev­ing­ton Ho­tel is a not to be missed spot in the Jamieson Val­ley.

Only 10 kilo­me­tres past the town of Jamieson on the Woods Point Road, and still on a sealed road, the ho­tel is run by Wayne and LynMa­ree Poole.

“The Kev­ing­ton Ho­tel is liv­ing his­tory,” Wayne says.

“It’s the only ex­am­ple of a ho­tel built in the 1860s gold rush era that re­mains stand­ing, so the am­bi­ence of the place speaks for it­self.”

Cater­ing for all types and groups, the ho­tel of­fers eight rooms and can ac­com­mo­date up to 28 overnight guests.

There is also a large din­ing room, which boasts metropoli­tan qual­ity meals.

“We have a great menu here, and we are par­tic­u­larly proud of our lamb racks, chicken mas­car­pone and our gluten free salmon fil­let.”

Pop­u­lar with four wheel drive en­thu­si­asts, trail bike rid­ers, hunters and tourists, the Kev­ing­ton Ho­tel is also one of the last rest­ing stops be­fore the fa­mous town­ship of Woods Point.

The Kev­ing­ton Ho­tel is open seven days a week, early till late.

HIS­TORIC: The Kev­ing­ton Ho­tel has plenty of charm.

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