50 Ford St, Beechworth VIC 3747

Open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner

Phone: (03) 5728 1480


Tanswell's Commercial Hotel (1853) situated in the heart of Beechworth, opens up into a timeless front bar. The front bar, one of Victoria’s great public bars has a warming open fire, interesting ales and a full top shelf. There is an extensive wine list sourced from local, regional and renowned international producers providing a nice diversity that allows for some comparisons with other regions, fun for all wine enthusiasts. Ales and ciders are carefully chosen and include beers from near and far.


We have budget hotel accommodation and cycle friendly facilities with live music on weekends. A bar menu is offered on Friday and Saturday night 6pm until 11.30pm. The hotel is a great place to base yourself whilst exploring Beechworth and the surrounding region.


Our lunch and dinner menu has a diverse selection of traditional pub standards and the kitchens specialties, allowing flexible dinning. You may wish to share a few things over a glass of wine or explore the full menu. The direction and style of the hotel menu is an eclectic mix based on sound cooking techniques and where possible using ingredients and fresh produce from Beechworth and the surrounding region. A separate function room and group bookings are welcome ( see our Functions Section )


For all accommodation and dining bookings or enquiries please ring the Hotel on 03 5728 1480.

 We are open 7 days for lunch and dinner. You will find us in the centre of town!












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Scotch fillet & chips, pepper sauce or café de paris bu33er 34


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Spaghetti bolognese 12

Fish & chips 12

Honey soy chicken drumehips 12


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Steak sandwich &  ips  16

Fish & chips, green salad, ta are  24

Chicken parmigiana & chips, green  ladDuck confit with apple, pear & walnut salad 26

Peppered beef cheek, mash and Gremolata 26

Hapuka, Roast fennel, olive & orange salad, beurre blanc sauce 32


Scotch fillchips,chips pepper sauce or café de paris bu33er 34

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Fish & chips 12

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 Paprika Toasted Almonds 4
Marinated Olives & Bread 8

Cod Croquette 3

Anchovies, Olives & Bread 12

Chilli Hot Wings 12

Chicken Liver Pate with Toast 12

Freshly Shucked Oyster 3

Fried Potato Skins with Fetta & Tapenade 13















Please note that our menu is seasonally driven and therefore some changes may occur with out this website being updated.

While we endeavour to keep the site updated this menu is a sample menu. Thank you


Wine List


Sparking Wine

NV Chrismont Casa brut, King valley Victoria 25

NV Ninth Island cuvee, Pipers brook Tasmania 36

NV Vallformosa brut MVSA, Catalunya Spain 37

NV Pol roger brut, Champagne france 375ml/750ml 70/120

NV bollinger cuvee, Champagne France 135

2012 Cofields sparkling shiraz, Rutherglen victoria 42



White wine

2011 Domaine de la louvetrie muscadet, Loire valley France 42

2010 Bowmans run riesling, Beechworth victoria 37

2012 Pennyweight riesling, Beechworth Victoria 45

2011 John gehrig riesling, Oxley Victoria 34

2012 Chrismont riesling, king valley Victoria 34

2011 Freycinet riesling, Pipers river Tasmania 43

2012 Pikes riesling, Clare valley SA 37

2010 Trimbach riesling, Alsace France 46

2001 Pipers brook gewurztraminer, pipers river Tasmania 52

2011 Sepp grunerveltliner, Austria 37

2012 Innocent bystander pinot gris, Yarra valley Victoria 36

2011 Portsea estate pinot gris, Mornington peninsula Victoria 34

2012 Delamere pinot gris, Pipers brook Tasmania 38

2010 Domaine Paul blanck pinot blanc, Alsace France 46

2010 Hugel pinot blanc, Alsace France 41

2009 Tiefenbrunner pinot bianco, Austria 39

2010 Valdesil montenovo, Valdeorras Spain 38

2010 Telmo rodriguez ‘basa’ verdejo, Rioja Spain 37

2011 Brokenwood semillon, Hunter valley NSW 36

2011 Snake & herring sav blanc/semillon, Margaret river WA 38

2012 Pennyweight semillon/sav blanc, Beechworth Victoria 44

2012 Paua sauvignon blanc, Marlborough New Zealand 37

2011 Seresin sauvignon blanc, Marlborough New Zealand 41

2011 Marc Bredif Vouvray, Loire Valley France 44

2010 Pascal jolivet sancerre, Loire valley France 58

2010 Pizzini verduzzo, King valley Victoria 38

2010 Quinta do ameal vinho verde, Ponte de lima Portugal 43

2012 Mt pilot estate Viognier/chardonnay, Eldorado Victoria 38

2011 A rodda chardonnay, Yarra valley Victoria 44

2010 Innocent bystander chardonnay, Yarra valley Victoria 36

2012 Gapsted chardonnay, King valley Victoria 38

2010 Ciavarella estate chardonnay, King valley Victoria 37

2010 Adams rib ‘the white’, Beechworth Victoria 53

2010 Fighting gully road chardonnay, Beechworth Victoria 42

2006 Sorrenberg chardonnay, Beechworth Victoria 80

2012 Project Forty Nine chardonnay, Beechworth Victoria 54

2002 Savaterre chardonnay, Beechworth Victoria 85

2005 Giaconda chardonnay, Beechworth Victoria 160

2002 Giaconda chardonnay, Beechworth Victoria 175

2011 Fowles ‘ladies who shoot their lunch’ chardonnay victoria 42

2011 Oakridge chardonnay, Yarra valley Victoria 48

2011 Salo chardonnay, Yarra valley Victoria 60

2005 Clyde park chardonnay, Bellarine peninsula Victoria 57

2001 Leeuwin estate ‘Art series’ chardonnay, Margaret river WA 135

2010 Goisot bourgogne aligote, Burgundy France 39

2010 William fevre petit chablis, Chablis France 46

2010 Domaine corsin, Saint veran France 42

2012 Fighting gully road ‘Acquilla’, Beechworth Victoria 36






Red Wine

2010 House Shiraz, Beechworth Victoria 23

2012 House Sangiovese, Beechworth Victoria 27

2012 Fighting gully road pinot noir, Beechworth Victoria 36

2010 Broken wood pinot noir, Beechworth Victoria 46

2011 Innocent bystander pinot noir, Yarra valley Victoria 38

2010 Punt road ‘airlie bank’ pinot noir, Yarra valley Victoria 35

2012 Josef chromy pinot noir, tasmania 37

2003 Giaconda ‘mcclay road’ pinot noir, Beechworth Victoria 70

2002 Giaconda pinot noir, Beechworth Victoria 105

2010 Goisot bourgogne ‘cotes du auxerre’, Burgundy France 39

2011 Joseph drouhin ‘rully’, Burgundy France 47

2009 Domaine chandon de briailles, Pernand-vergelesses France 98

2011 Pennyweight gamay, Beechworth Victoria 39

2012 Sorrenberg gamay, Beechworth Victoria 72

2012 Pfeiffer gamay, Rutherglen Victoria 37

2010 Eldridge estate gamay, Mornington peninsula Victoria 58

2002 Chateau du bluizard ‘grand cuvee’ Brouilly, Beaujolais France 68

2009 George du beouf ‘fleurie’, Beaujolais France 49

2010 Palacios remondo la vendimia, Rioja Spain 46

2011 Pizzini sangiovese, King valley Victoria 37

2011 A rodda tempranillo, Beechworth Victoria 44

2010 Torres coronas tempranillo, Rioja Spain 35

2011 Telmo Rodriguez ‘muvedre’, Monastrell Spain 38

2010 Hewitson ‘miss harry’ GSM, Barossa valley SA 38

2010 Auldstone merlot, Glenrowan Victoria 45

2012 Chrismont ‘la zona’ Barbera, King valley Victoria 38

2010 Adams Rib ‘the red’, Beechworth Victoria 53

2008 Pennyweight cabernet sauvignon/franc/merlot, Beechworth Vic 45

2009 Gapsted cabernet sauvignon, King valley Victoria 38

2010 Amulet cabernet sauvignon/merlot, Beechworth Victoria 39

2012 Ciavarella cabernet sauvignon, King valley Victoria 38

2007 Goulburn terrace cabernet sauvignon, Nagambie Victoria 38

2011 Bowen estate cabernet sauvignon, Coonawarra SA 48

2006 Giaconda cabernet sauvignon, Beechworth Victoria 110

2010 Ring bolt cabernet sauvignon, Margaret river WA 46

2009 Piano Piano ‘olivers blend’ cabernet/merlot, Beechworth Vic 28

2008 John gehrig cabernet blend, Oxley Victoria 38

2011 Wirra wirra ‘church block’, Mclaren vale SA 38

2011 Campbells ‘bobbie burns’ shiraz, Rutherglen Victoria 38

2010 Fighting gully road shiraz, Beechworth Victoria 39

2012 Mt pilot estate shiraz, Eldorado Victoria 39

2012 Wine x Sam Shiraz, Strathbogie ranges Victoria 34

2010 Fowles ‘ladies who shoot their lunch’ shiraz, Victoria 42

2004 Clonakilla shiraz/viognier, Murrumbateman NSW 98

2006 Giaconda ‘mcclay road’ shiraz, Beechworth Victoria 70

2006 Giaconda ‘warners block’ shiraz, Beechworth Victoria 120

2002 Battely syrah, Beechworth Victoria 89

2010 Salo syrah, Hawkes bay New zealand 65

2001 Dominique portet shiraz, Heathcote Victoria 75

2004 Baileys ‘1904 block’ shiraz, Glenrowan Victoria 80

2000 Stanton & killeen ‘jacks block’ shiraz, Rutherglen Victoria 85

1999 Mount langhi ghiran shiraz, Grampians Victoria 85

2001 Charles melton ‘nine popes’, Barossa valley SA 89

2002 Wirra wirra RSW shiraz, mclaren vale SA 115

2002 Jones shiraz, Rutherglen Victoria 74

2009 E.Guigal cotes du rhone, Rhone France 42

2010 Eldorado rd ‘quasimodo’ shiraz/durif, Glenrowen Victoria 38

2001 Battely durif, Beechworth Victoria 85



Tanswell's Hotel is the perfect place for any celebratory event.


Whether it s small family celebration like a birthday or anniversary catering for a few people or a larger business or work function, Christmas party or conference.


Functions can be sit down 60-80 people, or stand up cocktail party style for up to 120 people.


We are happy to work with you to make sure whatever the event, its a success.


Please call to book directly.


Budget accommodation in the center of town.


12 Rooms


Single $60 per night


Queen $82 per night


Twin $82 per night


Continental Breakfast included





For all Bookings please call   (03) 5728 1480

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The mineral rich hills around Beechworth are home to more than two dozen vineyards that are tended by winegrowing families with a fierce independence and a passion for making the very best artisan wines. [more]



Therese Shanley is the co-owner of the Tanswells Hotel. An accomplished artist her work can been seen dotted around the hotel. [more]




Beechworth is a Gold Rush town, and Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel is a Gold Rush pub. In the wake of the Rush, Beechworth became the administrative and legal centre for north-east Victoria, and an important coaching and trade stop on the route connecting Melbourne and Sydney.


All that gold mining was thirsty work: liquor licences were first granted in Beechworth in 1853 and by end of that year the town already boasted five pubs. The Commercial was one of the pubs erected that year. By 1874 Beechworth residents supported 61 licensed premises.





“Thomas Tanswell was the son of a convict, but rose to become a successful businessman and Beechworth Justice of the Peace.”


Tanswell purchased the Commercial Hotel in April 1870, and renamed it Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel. In 1873 he rebuilt the former humble timber pub as the grand, double- storey brick hotel you see now. The Tanswell family sold the Hotel in 1967 after almost a century in their ownership, but the name remained.




Crawford and Co., a large firm who resisted the Cobb and Co. coaching monopoly, occupied premises at the rear of the hotel. They specialised in coach building and stabling, and ran mail and passengers around the north-east of Victoria. In those days, a trip from Melbourne to Beechworth took over 24 hours by coach.


The current stables date from 1892, rebuilt after a fire and renowned as one of the largest outside of Melbourne. The National Trust leased the stables and coach house building between 1969 and 1988, to run their Carriage and Harness Museum.





After its rebuilding in 1873, Tanswell’s was the grandest hotel in town. The Governor of Victoria stayed here during his visit to the region in 1906, and local legend has it that Ned Kelly, a more notorious visitor, also patronised Tanswell’s. True or not, Tanswell’s liquid gold has certainly satisfied all sorts over its 150 years - gold miners, bushrangers, governors, Beechworth locals and visitors alike.




50 Ford St, Beechworth VIC 3747


Phone:(03) 5728 1480