The Yea Peppercorn Hotel caters to many travellers passing through to Lake Eildon in the Summer and Mt Buller during Winter. It is also a welcome overnight venue for cyclists exploring the 134km Great Victorian Rail Trail which passes through Yea, just across the road from the hotel at the old railway station. Yea, and the hotel also attracts many car enthusiast groups who enjoy the drive up and back from Melbourne.
Serving lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday with a focus on showcasing great local produce and a variety of delicious wine, the menu reflects traditional pub meals with a touch of class, for example, the ‘Peppercorn Parma’ is a favourite with prosciutto, brie and a peppercorn sauce decorating the chicken schnitzel. Whilst due to popular demand, the main menu remains similar throughout the year, apart from small seasonal changes. To ensure there is a variety to the menu, seasonal ‘Chef Specials’ are available for those who prefer a more seasonal choice.
Kelly and Chris, the owners, work with many local providers and are passionate about sharing the amazing produce that the region has to offer, everything from meat, fruit and vegetables, to cheese, preserves, olive oil and excellent wine and beers.
With five large, uniquely appointed, boutique accommodation rooms on offer in the building, and the restaurant capacity, the Yea Peppercorn Hotel attracts many small group functions including tour groups, family reunions, weddings and birthday parties.
The Lounge Bar hosts small events including Wine Tasting & Live Music every first Saturday of the month between 3pm – 6pm. These events feature talented musicians of the region, local wineries and a range of wines from the hotel wine list. The lounge bar also provides a relaxing environment for guests to enjoy a glass of wine and a local ‘Tasting Board’ of house made bread, chutney and pickled onions as well as local olive oil, capers and cheese.
Originally named The Railway Hotel, the venue has a historic appeal. It was built in 1868 before the railway station itself to serve as accommodation and a pub for the workers of the railway line. The 1920’s brought with it the second level of the hotel, expanding the space to include more rooms and a larger dining/bar area.
21a Station St, Yea, Vic, 3717