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The Sam Knott Hotel Bistro

$$ - $$$, ,
2882 Warburton Hwy, Wesburn, Victoria 3799, Australia
+61 3 5967 1200
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“yarra valley” (2 reviews)
“country pub” (2 reviews)
“warburton” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
2882 Warburton Hwy, Wesburn, Victoria 3799, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I (Tony and Kay) called in at 5.00 Sunday arvo. Dinner starts at 5.30 so we had a drink by the fire. Had a magnificent Ploughmans Platter for entree and the chef made us a special Pasta for main. Food was great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately I have been twice and the meals have let us down on each occasion, plus the price is, way too high for such a poor quality meal, Staff have been very nice on both occasions hence my 3 stars

Thank Mem A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard by word of mouth that this pub was reopening. Wow. Very impressed. 8/10 to the new owners for the food, service and venue. Took a little while to get our entree, but worth the wait. Try it out for yourself. I would return.

Thank Geraldine R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like the new fit out. Reminds me of the many classic looking pubs. It would be nice to see something more daring - some real gastro pub food and a back bar full of hundreds of great whiskies and gins. Unfortunately they've tied themselves to...More

Thank dingotookmybabychino
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Recently had a meal there with the family. Good food but also good to see the improvement in bistro service. They have had fairly “ young” and inexperience girls serving which at times led to confusion, they now have a couple of obviously more experienced...More

Thank toddles2018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This was recommended by the motel manager in Warburton so we decided it was worth the drive. This refurbished hotel is a really nice. The dining room is comfortable and nicely decorated. The 2 open fires really add to the character of the place. The...More

Thank Rabbitfree
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This is a tastefully renovated hotel with fantastic friendly and helpful staff. Relaxed atmosphere sitting by the fire. Diverse menu for everyone and great specials. Really enjoyed our night out at the “local” and will be back.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We went for a casual dinner with friends and were very pleasantly surprised. Lovely surrounds, personal service, great menu with a nice selection of meals to choose from. It was lovely having the open fire which added to the pleasant atmosphere. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank Gina H
Reviewed 17 June 2018

The food was good, and the staff friendly until 8 pm. While we were still eating chairs were lifted onto tables ready for the end of day cleaning...a very obvious push for us to hurry up and leave. It was 8.10pm! I can understand closing...More

1  Thank jacquelinesw2017
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Visited there during the week for dinner. We ordered a variety of dishes off the menu and all were great. Garlic bread was delicious. Love what they have done with the decore, good atmosphere and very spacious.Efficient service from the kitchen Great job by the...More

Thank toddles2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2882 Warburton Hwy, Wesburn, Victoria 3799, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Wesburn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5967 1200
  • E-mail
Historic country hotel. Named after a local roustabout, Sam Knott, who became the face of advertising for Carlton & United breweries with the poster seen in nearly every Aussie pub with the catch phrase - "I allus has wan at eleven" Lots of history in the 137 year old pub, with yummy homestyle home cooked meals. Open for lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday & dinner served 7 nights a week.
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