News and Events

Catch up on all the latest news for the Railway Hotel Castlemaine including monthly featured craft beers, promotions and specials.

Try out our new menu!

Railway Hotel Castlemaine great food at the Rails Bistro

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Railway Hotel Castlemaine!

Come And Try Our New Menu

We are excited to announce our new menu with some new treats to enjoy and more of your old favourites. Come in and enjoy the warmth and charm of this…

Join us for a Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone a safe terrific Easter and break! We are open to help you relax and enjoy friends and family with a great meal washed down with the best selection…

March Gig Guide

Check out the great line up of Sunday free live entertainment in March from 2.30pm to 5.00pm.

Enjoy Free Entertainment in the Beer Garden on Sundays

Enjoy free entertainment in the Beer Garden on Sunday afternoons from 2.30pm to 5.00pm.  We have a great line up for you in January, come and enjoy a cold one…

New Beer of the Month – Holgate Hopinator

Our new Beer of the Month, Hopinator, is big, bold and bitter. As an American inspired brew, Hopinator is a modern day beer super-powered and it goes off like the…

New Beer of the Month – Tooborac Blacksmiths Porter

Come in and try our new Beer of the Month, Tooborac Blacksmiths Porter.

For hopping good fun at Easter, join the crew at the Railway Hotel Castlemaine.

Our Free Entertainment Sundays continue through March

We are pleased to present you the latest line up of summer entertainment, free in our Beer Garden from 2.30pm to 5.00pm. This Sunday we feature Grumpy Neighbour with a great…

Treat your loved one on Valentine’s Day

Why not treat your valentine this Sunday to either lunch or tea and some free entertainment between 2.30pm and 5.00pm?

Check out our February Entertainment on Sundays, Free in our Beer Garden

After a very successful launch of our Beer Garden in January with free entertainment on Sunday afternoons, we are pleased to be able to announce our Gig Guide for February.…

Enjoy our new Beer of the Month, Venom Golden Ale, in the New Beer Garden

Why not enjoy our latest beer of the month in our new beer garden? If you join us on Sunday from 2.30pm to 5.00pm, you will be treated to free entertainment by Doc Henry and Ange Mitten.

This Golden Ale is crisp, clean and full flavoured. Venom Golden Ale pours a vibrant golden colour, using a blend of ale and wheat malts, and Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops driving the flavour, Venom Golden Ale is… deadly good.

Enjoy Sunday Arvo Entertainment Free

We are offering free entertainment in our new Beer Garden every Sunday through January from 2.30pm to 5.00pm. Enjoy class acts and your favourite craft beer on cider on tap or a refreshing spirit, wine or bubbles?

Book now for your Christmas Party!

Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your work colleagues and have a Christmas celebration at the Railways. Book now! Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Our sister hotel in Golden Square Bendigo has some great entertainment as part of the Blues & Roots Festival

If you are in Bendigo next weekend, November 6 and 7, why not drop in to our sister hotel, Golden Square Hotel Bendigo, and check out some of the great…

Come and Try Our New Beer of the Month – Castlemaine Red

CELTIC RED ALE is a traditionally brewed old world beer with a modern twist. Combining the roasted toffee and caramel flavours of an Irish Red with the bright citrus and pineapple notes…

Spring in and try our new menu

We have just launched our new Spring Menu with some lighter and tastier meals to suit the warmer weather and the largest range of craft beers and ciders on tap…

Enjoy the Spring Racing Carnival at our Sister Hotel, Golden Square Hotel Bendigo

Why not enjoy our Award winning meals and the widest selection of craft beers and ciders on tap during the Spring Racing Cup Season at our Sister Hotel, Golden Square…

Come and try our New Duck Masher!

Book now for Father’s Day

Treat Dad to an award winning meal washed down with his favourite craft beer or cider on tap at the Railway Hotel. We offer the best range of craft beer…

Train, Wine and Dine

Train, Wine and Dine at Railway Hotel Castlemaine. Just a short train ride from Bendigo, Kyneton, Woodend and Sunbury.

Try Our New Fish Dining and Beverage Masher as part of our new menu

Come in and try the warming delights of our new Winter menu. We have some new mashers for you. The latest one is a Fish Masher featuring a Seafood Bouillabaisse,…

Try Our New Dining & Beverage Masher

We are pleased to announce, in conjunction with our new menu, that we have developed some new ‘Mashers’ whereby we recommend a menu food item and suggest a beer/ale or…

Try Our New Autumn/Winter Menu

We have just launched our new Autumn Winter Menu. We have some old favourites and some new dining experiences presented to you by our award winning chef Brunno Melo. Come…

Spoil Mum on Mother’s Day, Sunday 10th of May

With Mother’s Day coming up, don’t forget to book in for lunch or dinner on Sunday the 10th of May. Happy Mother’s Day from Railway Hotel Castlemaine

Happy Easter – Come and See Us

Wishing all of our patrons and visitors a safe and Happy Easter! There is a lot happening in town and we would love to serve you an award winning meal…

Featuring a Full Range of Sutton Grange Wines

We are pleased to announce that we are offering the full range of Sutton Grange wines at affordable prices.  Enjoy a glass or a bottle with some of our tasty and unique meals prepared by Award Winning Chef Brunno Rocha

Two Tickets to Be Won to Bendigo Craft Beer Festival

Win two tickets to the Bendigo Craft Beer Festival on March 28.

Check out our new menu

Chef Bruno has been having some fun updating our menu. Come in and try some new delights in addition to your old favourites.

Try our new craft beers on tap.

Between our two Hotels, Golden Square Hotel Bendigo and Railway Hotel Castlemaine, we offer the biggest selection of craft beers on tap in our region.  Come in a try a…

Castlemaine Gold Sparking Ale

Castlemaine Gold Sparkling Ale is local brewery, Castlemaine Brewing Company’s, homage to the rough cut blokes and sheilas who got the rush and the fever dragging great hunks of glorious gold out of the creeks and gullies around sunny Central Victoria.

Gold has a beaut balance of malt, fruitifying yeast and is moderately hopped with a finish as dry as summer is long. Bonza for BBQs or backyard cricket.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! We are closed December 25 and 26.

Merry Christmas from Railway Hotel Castlemaine. We are closed December 25 and 26 as well as January 1. Join us for New Year’s Eve and Happy New Year!

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New Year’s Eve at Railway Hotel

See New Year’s Eve in with a Bang at Railway Hotel Castlemaine. Enjoy a meal and a drink. We are open until 2.00am. Come enjoy the fun!

Social Club Enjoys Annual Christmas Party

Our Social Club members enjoy their annual Christmas party with our two Chefs at Railway Hotel Castlemaine.

Rave Dining Reviews

Glowing Review in Daylesford

Railway Hotel Castlemaine receives rave dining review!

Our Own Tombstone Draught

Come in and try our own ale on tap, your tastebuds will thank you!

This Month’s Featured Winery – Taltarni

We are proud to feature great Victorian wines.

An Introduction to Local Brewers Brookes

We are proud supporters of local breweries.

Brookes American Pale Ale

Leave the world behind and chill out with a Brookes American Pale Ale.

Free Pool Wednesday Nights

Some of the local boys enjoying free pool on a Wednesday night and their favourite ales on tap at the Railway Hotel Castlemaine.

Spoil Dad on Father’s Day

Book now to treat Dad to his favourite meal and craft beer on tap on Father’s Day, Sunday, September 7th.

Book Your Christmas Function at The Railways

Book now for Christmas parties, new function room seats up to 40 and a new beer garden is opening soon.

Live Footy Finals

Enjoy live AFL Footy Finals at the Railway Hotel Castlemaine

Our Sister Hotel in Golden Square Sponsors Craft Beer Festival

Our sister Hotel, Golden Square Hotel Bendigo, are proud major sponsors for the 2nd Bendigo Craft Beer Festival to be held at the Tom Flood Sports Centre on November 15th from 11.00am to 7.00pm.

Prickly Moses

Our New Beer of the Month is Black Panther Beer handcrafted by Prickly Moses. The Beer is inspired by the mysterious legend of big black cats that roam the Victorian…

Check out our Facebook Page to Win a $75 meal voucher

Have you entered the latest Facebook promotion where you can win a $75 voucher?

tripadvisor award

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

The Railway Hotel is proud to announce we have received a Certificate of Excellence for 2014 from Trip Advisor.

Open For Lunch Weekends

We are pleased to announce that we are now open for lunch on weekends from 12noon.

Deadhead Bottles

Deadhead Imported Rum – Take a Magic Carpet Ride!

We are pleased to announce that we have in stock Deadhead imported rum from Mexico.

Scorpion Mezcal, a bit of a bite!

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Golden Plate Award Nominees for 2014

We are pleased to have been nominated in the Best Hotel Dining category for 2014. As part of the process, we have a mystery diner for lunch and dinner with…

Introducing our own brew, Tombstone Draught

We are pleased to announce we have produced our own Tombstone Beer in conjunction with the Southern Bay Brew Co., Tombstone Draught.

Christmas in July

Lunch for social club members comprising two course meal on Sunday 20 July to be held in hotel bistro –please reserve your seat with Marilyn or call the hotel direct.

Castlemaine chef on The Project

The head chef at Castlemaine’s Railway Hotel, Brunno Rocha, has been featured in a cooking segment on the Channel Ten television program The Project.

MG and Peugeot car clubs

Our hotel is a great venue for car clubs to enjoy lunch in an historic hotel with ample car parking adjacent to the hotel.

Brown Ale from Cavalier Brewery

Using a broad mix of chocolate and crystal malts, the Cavalier Brown delivers an initial burst of caramel sweetness, followed by a dry, crisp roasted note.