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This photograph, from the Berwick Pakenham Historical Society collection, shows the Iona Hotel, most likely just after the new building was opened in 1915.
Our Colourful History
"The Iona Hotel at Garfield was originally opened around April 1904. It was built by George Ellis. The hotel had twenty nine rooms including the bar room, parlours, commercial room , dining rooms, drawing rooms, billiard room with a full sized Alcock's table and fixtures and sixteen bedrooms. The building was constructed of weatherboard and had gas lighting and an 'excellent' septic sewerage system. There was also substantial stabling. This information comes from a report in the South Bourke and Mornington Journal of April 13, 1904.
Sadly, the hotel was destroyed by fire on April 23, 1914. I believe the existing Hotel was erected the next year as there is a report, once again in the South Bourke and Mornington Journal this time from May 27 1915 saying that the Shire of Berwick Health Inspector, Dr H. White, had inspected the Iona Hotel and he was pleased with the appointments and sanitation of the place and that no expense had been spared by the proprietors to make it all respects one of the best equipped hotels in the colony."
(Article courtesy Casey-Cardinia Links to our Past - posted by Heather - March 2012)

"The Garfield" now.....



The Garfield Hotel is a great place to meet up with your friends, and even meet some of the locals. A newly renovated bar and bistro area are some of the great facilities available at The Garfield Hotel.
Enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of the bistro which is open for both lunch and dinner. Kids eat FREE on Wednesdays.
Experience Live Music every Sunday with some fantastic local artists and many others. Some events are held outside in "The Field" beer garden when weather permits.
The Garfield Hotel also has a well-stocked Bottle Shop with everything ranging from your favourite beers and spirits to that special drop of wine for dinner.
The TAB facility is available for those of you wanting a punt on the races or your favourite team.
A function room is now also available for bookings. We've called it The Parlour.

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95 Main Street
Garfield 3814

Trading Hours
  Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 12pm - 9pm
Wednesday - 12pm - 9pm
Thursday - 12pm - 10pm
   Friday - 12pm - 11pm
Saturday - 12pm - 12am
Sunday - 12pm - 9pm

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Try our new online Booking system
For large groups or any inquiries

please call 56 292 401

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