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Originally from the mainland, Owners Brooke and Sean McDonald moved to Tasmania for it’s beautiful scenery and a more relaxed lifestyle.

We have both lived in small communities in the past and are enjoying being part of a warm and supportive community. We look forward to welcoming tourists to our unique village and providing good old fashioned hospitality.

The original Dorset Hotel was a single story weather board building, it was replaced by the current building in 1911 and withstood the flood that destroyed much of the town in 1929. The pub has a photo wall describing the town’s rich tin mining history and the devastating effect of the 1929 flood.

The pub is currently being extensively renovated. We have put in a beer garden that seats 50 and installed a commercial kitchen. The bar and dining rooms have been painted and refurnished. We began serving meals in May 2018. The pub currently offers 8 unrenovated but clean and comfortable rooms with 2 shared bathrooms and a breakfast room. Upcoming projects include putting on a new roof, painting the outside of the pub, replastering, painting and re-carpeting upstairs. Upgrading the bathrooms is also on our wish list!

Promotions and Entertainment

The Dorset will offer local and interstate musical entertainment for special events and occasionally on weekends. Every Friday we offer Happy Hour from 5 -6pm with discounted tap beer and house wine, free bar snacks and a cocktail special of the day.