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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 and mountain bikers 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 newly renovated rooms with 2 shared bathrooms and a breakfast room. The new roof is on and the pub has now been painted. Next on the wish list is new bathrooms for the accommodation, to go in over winter!

Promotions and Entertainment

Every Friday we offer Happy Hour from 5 -6pm with discounted tap beer and house wine, and a cocktail special of the day.