The Royston Hotel | Melbourne,
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The Royston Hotel
Good based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

12 River Street, Richmond
Melbourne, Australia 3121 [ print map ]
03 9421 5000 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Monday - Tuesday: 5pm - late. Wednesday - Friday: 12pm - late. Saturday - Sunday: 1pm - late.

Mayor: Davros (1) | Taps: 13 | Bottles: 20+

The Royston Hotel

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Beer Available At The Royston Hotel (arranged by most recent)
Doctors Orders Prescription 12 78, Little Creatures Pale Ale 95, Stone & Wood Pacific Ale 80, Mountain Goat Steam Ale 35, Beer Here Nordic Rye 94, Evil Twin Lilí B 99, Holgate Brewhouse ESB 50, Holgate Brewhouse Mt Macedon Ale 69, Feral Hop Hog India Pale Ale 98, Murrayís Whale Ale 44, Golden Axe Apple Cider , 2 Brothers Boom! XPA , Brookes Hocus Crocus Saffron Ale , Edge Project Ashes Two Mashes Wattleseed Stout 52, Boatrocker SMASH! 60, Quiet Deeds IPA 39
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12 reviews for The Royston Hotel
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  72%
 Selection  73%
 Food  71%
 Value  63%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  77%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon  (45) Sydney, Australia | July 5, 2014
The focus of this place is on good beer. The bar itself is nothing special, essentially a small modern suburban bar. It doesnít have any of the fakery of many mainstream craft beer pubs. It does convey an authentic feeling if a bar for great beer. The staff are friendly. Thereís a good vibe / atmosphere with quiet good music. There were 6-7 regular beers on tap and 6-7 guest beers on tap. I assume there we bottle too, but didnít explore that. The range on tap was broad and good. The food looked good, but I didnít try it. A bit off the beaten track for a regular watering hole, but well worthwhile the visit if you are nearby.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff  (451) MŲlndal, Sweden | August 26, 2013
Visited on July 31, 2013.
Got here to relax and eat before heading to Mountain Goat.
Ate the goulash, tasty. Counted 13 taps. Some music was playing, not too loud though. Had two draught and one bottled beer. Pretty quiet place this day. Got there just before they closed the kitchen. Not Iíd head out this way if it wasnít for Mountain Goat across the street, but seems like a nice quiet place to enjoy a few craft beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns  (41) , Australia | July 8, 2013
great pub just down the road from mountain goat brewery. great selection of aussie craft beers including australias number 1 beer- feral hop hog! good selection of international craft in bottles. rounded off my slow beer, mountain goat beer tour just nicely!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (629) San Diego County , California | July 22, 2011
Sort of a weird place across the street from Mt Goat brewery. Inside is a typical pub with sort of depressing decor and dreary atmosphere. Tap list was pretty extensive and craft beer focused with one or two macros. I found one beer here from Little Creatures that I didnít see anywhere else in Melbourne. Taps seem to rotate fairly often. Might be worth checking out before or after being at Mt Goat and hanging out. Not at the same level as Local Taphouse in St Kilda, but I see no reason to not stop by if you are on your way to Mountain Goat.
jonno  (123) , Japan | May 13, 2011
A little run down (the website make sit look nicer than it is), but pretty good taps and a rambunkshus atmosphere. Good one two with the Mountain Goat brewery down the road.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster  (105) Auckland, New Zealand | May 24, 2010
Looks a little old on the inside, but plenty of character and a place you feel comfortable sitting down for a couple of beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g  (756) Boomtown!, Australia | August 21, 2009| Updated November 24, 2009
The tap list was lackluster on my visit but made up with some nice beer in the fridge. Nice pub though and Iím sure they do get some interesting beers on tap every now and then, but maybe Iím just too fussy. Itís so close to Mountain Goat that itís a must visit when in the area. November 2009 - What can I say? Great tap list on this visit that alone made the trip worthwhile. It really depends on each visit how this place will leave an impression.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
voota  (91) Melbourne, Australia | October 25, 2007| Updated June 11, 2009
Pleasant little pub tucked away near the Mountain Goat brewery. Not much wrong with this place, its cosy, the beers are great (most Victorian micros + red oak on tap), everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Food is great pub grub. Probably the best place in Victoria for beer as of 07í.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty61  (2) Melbourne, Australia | February 16, 2007
What a great pub. 10 beers on tap, mostly micro or craft beers. Fantastic food at value prices. Great wine list (if you care) good service and nice dark, retro atmosphere. This might be my new favourite local pub.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41  (157) Woodend, Australia | November 28, 2005| Updated December 1, 2009
A most welcome addition to the Melbourne pub scene - a place nearly wholly committed to Oz micros. From memory 8 or so taps (inc Coopers, Mountain Goat, Grand Ridge) and perhaps 30 odd beers by the bottle. Well served, good glassware although staff knowledge is a bit hit and miss. Meals are well worth a look a look at, best described as upmarket pub grub.

Update Jan 2009: no real changes to the above: beers are still great and the food v. good. Taps inc. Red Hil Golden, 2 Bros Pils and Growler, Holdgate ESB and Hopinator, 2 x Mountain Goat, Hargreaves Hefe.

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