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. 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.
Come and enjoy the food, drink, the locals and just the good old atmosphere of a country pub! Also the Goornong Post Office 30km from centre of Bendigo, a warm open fire during winter. Dining in Bar and Dining Room also Dining Outside, basic menu with Thai Food and a great selection of vegetarian options. They also offer takeaway. Kids playground and a Pool Table.
Wheelchair friendly except no disabled bathroom.
Parking around side and out front.
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