Holgate Brewhouse

Top choice pub in Woodend & Hanging Rock

The excellent Holgate Brewhouse is a cracking brewpub producing a range of hand-pumped American, Aussie and European-style ales and lagers on site. Go the tasting paddle to sample eight of its beers. It serves hearty Mod Oz bistro food (mains from $23) and has pub accom upstairs (d incl breakfast $155-195).

It's in the process of expanding, with a slick contemporary add-on to open in late 2017.