Nelson Hotel

Top choice pub

in Nelson

As real as outback pubs come, the Nelson Hotel (established 1848) is an essential stop for a beer and a friendly yarn with locals. It's got a character-filled front bar, featuring a dusty stuffed pelican, and a bistro serving quality meals (mains from $15). Owner-publican Neil is back at the helm, and has the place back to its former glory.

Its budget accommodation is another selling point, with its basic rooms (singles/doubles with shared bathroom $45/75) recently refurbed and featuring character aplenty.