Night one of our road trip to Melbourne we pulled into the Seven Creek Hotel in Euroa. A charming old pub next to Seven Creeks which is a waterway that runs through the town centre.
The Seven Creeks Hotel is at the corner of Tarcombe and Foy Streets. Beginning as a store in a tent on this corner in 1853 when the Sydney Road was alive with traffic passing between Sydney and Melbourne the hotel evolved into a single storey brick hotel which was constructed on the current site in the early 1860s.
The pub seemed to be a great local handout. Farmers gathered around the bar around 5pm a cat and dog lounged on the sofa in front of an open fire. The dining room was full and the food very good bistro fare. The accomodation was fully refurbished and tasteful. The tariff reasonable. We loved our stay.
Euroa is located half-way between Seymour and Benalla at the foot of the Strathbogie Ranges.
In the 1850s, Euroa began to grow due to traffic generated by the gold rush. Ned Kelly, Australia’s best-known bushranger, roamed the ranges around Euroa, holding up the National Bank in town during 1878.
The commercial centre of Euroa stretches along part of Binney Street and Railway Street and features a number of historical buildings including the post office (built in 1890), one of the former National Bank buildings (1885), the Euroa Hotel (1884) and Blairgowrie House (1890). The first church built in Euroa was the Catholic Church in 1867.
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