Great Ocean Road Brewhouse - Budget Apollo Bay Accommodation
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Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

Established in 1887 as the Ballarat Hotel, this grand property, along with new ownership was renamed as the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse in 2015. The Apollo Bay Accommodation has new owners and passionate locals and the stage is set to recreate this historic hotel to her former glory days.

The Brewhouse offers 8 budget-friendly accommodation rooms, suitable for single travellers, couples, families, small groups and backpackers. The range of accommodation includes Queen Rooms, Twin and Triple room options, and Family Rooms. All rooms provide the conveniences of fresh linen and easy access to the shared bathroom facilities. All rooms are located on the second floor.

The Brewhouse offers a family-friendly atmosphere perfect for small groups, families, and friends. The hotel facilities include the bistro with delicious local produce food, outdoor seating, and live music. Specialising in Craft Beer and Craft Cider, visitors can drop into the tasting room, The Taste of the Region, to sample local beer and wine and enjoy a produce platter showcasing local products.

Tastes of the Region is located behind the Brewhouse in McLaren Parade. Here we offer beer and wine tastings, along with a fantastic selection of local produce.

Enjoy a paddle of 5 local Prickly Moses handcrafted beers or a tasting of 4 wines from the region. Talk to our knowledgeable staff about the beer-making process, and browse from a selection of over 100 local, Australian and International craft beers. We offer a fully-stocked bottle shop for takeaway items.

Tastes of the Region also has a great selection of local produce from the Otways and Great Ocean Road regions that you can take home with you. You’ll find locally made cheese, premium meat products, herbs and spices, delicious chocolates, a range of jams, chutneys, and oils, locally produced honey, and lots of other tasty treats as well as handcrafted gifts and souvenirs. We offer a choice of three delicious produce platters.

Next time you’re in Apollo Bay, drop in to visit Tastes of the Region!

Apollo Bay Accommodation

Number of Rooms – 8

Check In: 3 pm to 10 pm
Check Out: 10 am

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Room Types

Queen Room, Shared Bathroom

The Queen Room features one queen sized bed, including fresh linen and conveniently located close to shared bathroom facilities.

Sleeps 2

Triple Room, Shared Bathroom

The Triple Room features a double bed with a single bunk bed above, fresh linen and easy access to the shared bathroom facilities.

Sleeps 3

Standard Family Room, Shared Bathroom

The Family Room features a queen bed and a single double bunk bed, including fresh linen and easy access to shared bathroom facilities.

Sleeps 4

Standard Family Room, Shared Bathroom

The Superior Family Room features one queen bed with a single bunk bed above, and an additional single double bunk, fresh linen and easy access to shared bathroom facilities.

Sleeps 5


From the beer and staff to their presentation and ambience, everything at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is specially created to give you the best experience you can have. Ingredients are as fresh as you can get and we support local farmers and producers. Therefore our menus change seasonally. Take into consideration that the wait time for meals may be slightly longer than usual during busy times.  A 10% surcharge is applicable on public holidays.

Opening hours:
Bar – Sun-Thu: 11 am- 11 pm Fri-Sat: 11 am – 1 am
Bistro – Lunch 12-2pm daily & Dinner 6pm-8pm (Fri/Sat 8.30pm)

To book a table in the bistro area, call (03) 5237 6240

If the dining area is full, there are still plenty of tables in the bar or beer garden

Contact us & destination Information

Destination Information


> Stop into the beautiful village of Apollo Bay located at the foothills of the Otways. Hit the waters of the southern ocean, wander the coast and explore petrified rainforests full of waterfalls, ferns, and crystal clear streams. Adventure over for the day; settle in to enjoy the fruits of the sea caught by local fishermen.

> Swim, dive, surf and paddle out in the pristine coastal waters. Take a dip at the beach, climb aboard a surfboard or kayak, and get up close to local seal colonies. Anglers have plenty on offer too, with a deep-sea fishing adventure at the top of the list.

> For the land lovers, there are sunset beach rides on horseback, gift shops, galleries and teahouses along with countless culinary delights to choose from. Fishing is an important local industry so seafood is always on the menu at the local cafes and restaurants. Visit in February for the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival.

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