At the Drovers Arms we aim to provide great food, excellent beer and a relaxed environment for our customers to enjoy. Situated in the little country town of Goornong, the Drovers Arms Hotel welcomes you to sample its style, unique family atmosphere and friendly service.
We pride ourselves on having something for everyone! For those who like a refreshing drink in a relaxing environment, one of our four areas is guaranteed to please. With a fully enclosed kids’ playground, we ensure a highly pleasurable dining experience for everyone.
If you're planning a special day, club function, fundraiser, corporate event or just catching up with family or friends, our Bistro area is sure to cater for your occasion. With ample car parking spaces, it makes it relaxing as soon as you arrive. No wasting time trying to park!
It is not clear when the first Drovers Arms was built, however it was burnt down in 1882. Mr Hans Fick was the Licensee of the Drovers and he served on the board of the Common School and also the new State School in 1875. He built the Agricultural Hall in 1889. The hotel yards had many horse stalls with a groom in attendance. Patrons attending the concerts and balls in the hall left their horse drawn vehicles in the hotel yards. The groom then cared for the horses. Ladies had dressing rooms available in the hotel building. The second building survived until June 1983 when Government policy forced its closure. Licensees have included Phil & Katie Leahy, Bill Roden (1950-52), Harry & Kathleen Brewer and then their son Harry and wife Joan, Bernie & Marion Burke & currently Wes & Monique White. After serving the needs of the Goornong Community for over 100 years, the wooden building with wide verandahs were demolished and a new brick building was built in June, 1983. Owners Harry & Joan Brewer built the new building behind the old one. Of the nine hotels in the Goornong district, five of which were in the Goornong Township, the Drovers Arms is the only surviving into the 21st Century. Current owners Wes & Monique White bought the run down hotel in July 2014 and gave it a make-over that it was craving for years. The Drovers Arms Hotel has many more years of life left in her yet……..
So come and enjoy the food, drink, the locals and just the good old atmosphere of the country pub!
At the Drovers Arms our menu offers meals to suit everyone. The good old fashioned pub meal consisting of a scotch steak with veg and beer battered chips can be enjoyed by the local farmer, the huge steak sanga pleases the truckie passing by, the kids love the dinosaur nuggets and the chicken breast parmi will satisfy most.
Our chefs enjoy changing up the menu when required - the specials board is a popular choice if you enjoy trying something different, especially if you are a regular at the Drovers.
The Drovers Arms Hotel has a reputation of one of the best places to visit and eat in the Bendigo surrounding region. So if you feel like a twenty minute drive from Bendigo to experience the country side, tasty food and cold drinks please make your way along the Midland highway to find us at the Drovers Arms Hotel.
We enjoy using local fresh produce and would like to thank Meat Matters, Elmore Bakery, Jonesy’s Milk, Barnadown Produce and JL King for providing us with the quality products that work magic in our kitchen.
Food can definitely make us feel happy, especially at the Drovers!
At the Drovers we pride ourselves on pulling a great cold beer, pouring a tasty local shiraz or making you a hot Vieneziano coffee. No need for an excuse to have a drink - just come on in and enjoy the company of the locals sitting at the bar ready to strike up a conversation or take yourself outside with the kids in the play area. We provide plenty of ways at the Drovers to help you unwind from a hard day at work or help you celebrate with family for a special occasion. A drink to suit anyone is always in order at the Drovers!
The Drovers Arms' Bottleshop is open 6 days a week and makes it easy to drive through and grab a cold beverage or a hot coffee. It offers a wide range of beers, wines and spirits and any extras like, chips & nuts, beef jerky, bags of ice and takeaway pizza. Our bottleshop is so convenient and accessible being right on the Midland Highway. So maybe call in on your way home from work to grab a cold one to wet your whistle or get that well earnt slab after a hard day on the farm……some very tasty local wines to try too! Why not drop in and check out our selection or just pop in to say hello to Wes…….
Open 11am until late 6-days. Closed Monday
03 5432 2210
34 Midland Hwy
Goornong, Victoria, 3557.