50 Ford St, Beechworth VIC 3747

Open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner

Phone: (03) 5728 1480

 

Tanswell's Commercial Hotel (1853) situated in the heart of Beechworth, opens up into a timeless front bar. The front bar, one of Victoria’s great public bars has a warming open fire, interesting ales and a full top shelf. There is an extensive wine list sourced from local, regional and renowned international producers providing a nice diversity that allows for some comparisons with other regions, fun for all wine enthusiasts. Ales and ciders are carefully chosen and include beers from near and far.

 

We have budget hotel accommodation and cycle friendly facilities with live music on weekends. A bar menu is offered on Friday and Saturday night 6pm until 11.30pm. The hotel is a great place to base yourself whilst exploring Beechworth and the surrounding region.

 

Our lunch and dinner menu has a diverse selection of traditional pub standards and the kitchens specialties, allowing flexible dinning. You may wish to share a few things over a glass of wine or explore the full menu. The direction and style of the hotel menu is an eclectic mix based on sound cooking techniques and where possible using ingredients and fresh produce from Beechworth and the surrounding region. A separate function room and group bookings are welcome ( see our Functions Section )

 

For all accommodation and dining bookings or enquiries please ring the Hotel on 03 5728 1480.

 We are open 7 days for lunch and dinner. You will find us in the centre of town!

 

DINNER

 

ENTREES

 

Marinated olives & bread  9

Cod croquette 3

Anchovies, olives and bread 12

Fried Fish Taco 6.5

Falafels, Tahini Yoghurt, Pickled Vegetables 15

Cured ocean trout, potato & cucumber salad, caper sauce 18

Chicken & Pork Terrine, Chutney, Toast 14

Steamed Mussels with parsley, white wine & bread 18

Risotto of Cuttlefish, chili & herbs 21

 Grilled prawn & pork belly salad, Carrot & coriander, sherry sauce 20

 

MAINS

 

Fish & chips, green    salad, tartare 24

Chicken parmigiana & chips, green salad 24

Vegetable Lasagne 24

Spiced Goat, grilled polenta & salsa verde 27

Lamb parcel, with black barley & tabouli salad 30

Grilled blue-eye with salad nicoise 32

Scotch fillet & chips, pepper sauce or café de paris butter 33

 

SIDES

 

Grilled Carrots & Hazelnuts 8

Beetroot, fetta & walnut salad 9

Green salad 7

Chips 7

 

KIDS

 

Spaghetti bolognese 12

Fish & chips 12

Honey soy chicken drumettes 12

 

DESSERTS

 

Eton Mess 12

Raspberry & vanilla tartlet 15

Chocolate mousse with mint cream & hazelnut biscuit 12

Fried cherry & almond cake with armagnac ice-cream 15

Vanilla ice-cream, chocolate or berry sauce 10

Ossau Iraty or Wilson’s Promontory Tarwin Blue 9

LUNCH

 

Marinated olives & bread 9

Cod croquette 3

Anchovies, olives and bread 12

Fried Fish Taco 6.5

Falafels, Tahini Yoghurt, Pickled Vegetables 15

Cured ocean trout, potato & cucumber salad, caper sauce 18

Steamed Mussels with parsley, white wine & bread 18

Risotto of cuttlefish, chili & herbs 21

Grilled prawn & pork belly salad, Carrot & coriander, sherry sauce 20

Chicken & Pork Terrine, Chutney, Toast 14

Chicken salad, green beans, tomato, feta, olives & potato 19

Spicy chicken schnitzel sandwich with chips 16

Steak sandwich & chips 16

Fish & chips, green salad, tartare 24

Chicken parmigiana & chips, green salad 24

Vegetable Lasagne 24

Lamb parcel with black barley & tabouli salad 30

Blue-eye fennel with nicoise salad 32

Scotch fillet & chips, pepper sauce or café de paris butter 33

Beetroot, walnut & feta salad  9

Green salad 7

Chips 7

 

KIDS

 

Spaghetti bolognese 12

Fish & chips 12

Honey soy chicken drumettes 12

 

DESSERTS

 

Eton Mess 12

Raspberry & vanilla tartlet 15

Chocolate mousse with mint cream & hazelnut biscuit 12

Fried cherry & almond cake with armagnac ice-cream 15

Vanilla ice-cream, chocolate or berry sauce 10

Ossau Iraty or Wilson’s Promontory Tarwin Blue 9

 BAR MENU

 

 Paprika Toasted Almonds 4
Marinated Olives & Bread 8

Cod Croquette 3

Anchovies, Olives & Bread 12

Chilli Hot Wings 12

Chicken & Pork Terrine, Chutney, Toast 14

Baked polenta with blue cheese & salad 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that our menu is seasonally driven and therefore some changes may occur with out this website being updated.

While we endeavour to keep the site updated this menu is a sample menu. Thank you

 

Wine List

 

Sparking Wine

 

NV  Christmont Casa Brut, King Valley, Victoria 34

NV  Ninth Island Cuvee, Pipers Brook, Tasmania 44

NV  Pol Roger Brut, Champagne, France 375ml/750ml 70/135

2014  Cofields Sparkling Shiraz, Rutherglen, Victoria  48

 

White Wine

 

2015  Pennyweight riesling, Beechworth, Victoria  47

2015  Chrismont riesling, King Valley, Victoria 39

2016  Pikes Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia 42

2015  KT Melva Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia 48

2014  Cave de Beblenheim Riesling, Alsace, France 46

2014  John Gehrig Riesling, King Valley, Victoria 39

2015  Bowmans Run Riesling, Beechworth, VIC 41

2017  Ninth Mile Riesling, Beechworth, VIC 42

2017  Pooley Riesling, Campania, TAS 56

2001  Pipers Brook Riesling, Pipers Brook, TAS 85

2008  Pirie Reisling, Northern Tasmania 39

2013  Clonakilla Riesling, Canberra District, ACT 64

2010  Paul Blanck Riesling, Alsace, France 68

2015  Brokenwood Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW 43

2015  Pennyweight Semillon, Beechworth, Victoria 44

2016  Sorrenberg Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Victoria 54

2016  Halden Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Beechworth, VIC 46

2017  Yarrh Wines ‘Mister Natural’ Sauvignon Blanc, ACT 38

2016  Snake & Herring Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, WA 43

2015  Seresin Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ 45

2015  Pascal Jolivet Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 58

2011  Domaine de La Grenaudeire Muscadet, France 38

2016  Ringer Reef petit manseng, Alpine Valley, Victoria 42

2014  Valdesil montenovo, Valdeorras, Spain 48

2015  Telmo Rodriguez ‘Basa’ Verdejo, Rioja, Spain  46

2016  Lavradores de Feitora Douro Branco, Portugal 48

2012  Hugel Pinot blanc, Alsace, France 52

2013  The Ninth Mile Viognier, Beechworth, Victoria 46

2014  Oxenbury Marsanne, Roussanne & Viognier, VIC 44

2016  Sentio Blanc, Beechworth, VIC 42

2015  Loimer ‘Lois’ Grüner Veltliner, Austria 52

2013  Sepp Gruner Veltliner ‘Kremstal’, Austria 58

2014  House Chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 32

2013  Piano piano Chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 52

2015  Adams rib ‘the white’, Beechworth, Victoria 53

2015  Sentio Chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 58

2015  Fighting gully road chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 52

2015  Willem Kurt chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 49

2014  Sorrenberg chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 89

2015  Project Forty Nine chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 55

2015  Schmolzer & Brown Chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 59

2011  Giaconda chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 190

2015  Giaconda ‘Nantua’ Chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 76

2016  Giant Steps Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria 45

2014  Salo chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria 65

2014  Savaterre Chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 88

2014  Golden Ball Chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 88

2015  Talmard Chardonnay, Macon, France 45 

 

 

Red Wine

2010 House Shiraz, Beechworth Victoria 23

2012 House Sangiovese, Beechworth Victoria 27

2012 Fighting gully road pinot noir, Beechworth Victoria 36

2010 Broken wood pinot noir, Beechworth Victoria 46

2011 Innocent bystander pinot noir, Yarra valley Victoria 38

2010 Punt road ‘airlie bank’ pinot noir, Yarra valley Victoria 35

2012 Josef chromy pinot noir, tasmania 37

2003 Giaconda ‘mcclay road’ pinot noir, Beechworth Victoria 70

2002 Giaconda pinot noir, Beechworth Victoria 105

2010 Goisot bourgogne ‘cotes du auxerre’, Burgundy France 39

2011 Joseph drouhin ‘rully’, Burgundy France 47

2009 Domaine chandon de briailles, Pernand-vergelesses France 98

2011 Pennyweight gamay, Beechworth Victoria 39

2012 Sorrenberg gamay, Beechworth Victoria 72

2012 Pfeiffer gamay, Rutherglen Victoria 37

2010 Eldridge estate gamay, Mornington peninsula Victoria 58

2002 Chateau du bluizard ‘grand cuvee’ Brouilly, Beaujolais France 68

2009 George du beouf ‘fleurie’, Beaujolais France 49

2010 Palacios remondo la vendimia, Rioja Spain 46

2011 Pizzini sangiovese, King valley Victoria 37

2011 A rodda tempranillo, Beechworth Victoria 44

2010 Torres coronas tempranillo, Rioja Spain 35

2011 Telmo Rodriguez ‘muvedre’, Monastrell Spain 38

2010 Hewitson ‘miss harry’ GSM, Barossa valley SA 38

2010 Auldstone merlot, Glenrowan Victoria 45

2012 Chrismont ‘la zona’ Barbera, King valley Victoria 38

2010 Adams Rib ‘the red’, Beechworth Victoria 53

2008 Pennyweight cabernet sauvignon/franc/merlot, Beechworth Vic 45

2009 Gapsted cabernet sauvignon, King valley Victoria 38

2010 Amulet cabernet sauvignon/merlot, Beechworth Victoria 39

2012 Ciavarella cabernet sauvignon, King valley Victoria 38

2007 Goulburn terrace cabernet sauvignon, Nagambie Victoria 38

2011 Bowen estate cabernet sauvignon, Coonawarra SA 48

2006 Giaconda cabernet sauvignon, Beechworth Victoria 110

2010 Ring bolt cabernet sauvignon, Margaret river WA 46

2009 Piano Piano ‘olivers blend’ cabernet/merlot, Beechworth Vic 28

2008 John gehrig cabernet blend, Oxley Victoria 38

2011 Wirra wirra ‘church block’, Mclaren vale SA 38

2011 Campbells ‘bobbie burns’ shiraz, Rutherglen Victoria 38

2010 Fighting gully road shiraz, Beechworth Victoria 39

2012 Mt pilot estate shiraz, Eldorado Victoria 39

2012 Wine x Sam Shiraz, Strathbogie ranges Victoria 34

2010 Fowles ‘ladies who shoot their lunch’ shiraz, Victoria 42

2004 Clonakilla shiraz/viognier, Murrumbateman NSW 98

2006 Giaconda ‘mcclay road’ shiraz, Beechworth Victoria 70

2006 Giaconda ‘warners block’ shiraz, Beechworth Victoria 120

2002 Battely syrah, Beechworth Victoria 89

2010 Salo syrah, Hawkes bay New zealand 65

2001 Dominique portet shiraz, Heathcote Victoria 75

2004 Baileys ‘1904 block’ shiraz, Glenrowan Victoria 80

2000 Stanton & killeen ‘jacks block’ shiraz, Rutherglen Victoria 85

1999 Mount langhi ghiran shiraz, Grampians Victoria 85

2001 Charles melton ‘nine popes’, Barossa valley SA 89

2002 Wirra wirra RSW shiraz, mclaren vale SA 115

2002 Jones shiraz, Rutherglen Victoria 74

2009 E.Guigal cotes du rhone, Rhone France 42

2010 Eldorado rd ‘quasimodo’ shiraz/durif, Glenrowen Victoria 38

2001 Battely durif, Beechworth Victoria 85

FUNCTIONS

 

Tanswell's Hotel is the perfect place for any celebratory event.

 

Whether it s small family celebration like a birthday or anniversary catering for a few people or a larger business or work function, Christmas party or conference.

 

Functions can be sit down 60-80 people, or stand up cocktail party style for up to 120 people.

 

We are happy to work with you to make sure whatever the event, its a success.

 

Please call to book directly.

Accommodation

Budget accommodation in the center of town.

 

12 Rooms

 

Single $60 per night

 

Queen $82 per night

 

Twin $82 per night

 

Continental Breakfast included

 

 

 

 

For all Bookings please call   (03) 5728 1480

Live Music @ Tanswell's Commercial Hotel

 

To see all our up-coming artists and Bands please visit and like our FACEBOOK page.

 

 

 

 

If you are an artist or band and want to enquire about playing a gig @ the Tanswell's feel free to give us a call.

 

LINKS

BEECHWORTH VIGNERONS

 

The mineral rich hills around Beechworth are home to more than two dozen vineyards that are tended by winegrowing families with a fierce independence and a passion for making the very best artisan wines. [more]

THERESE SHANLEY - ARTIST

 

Therese Shanley is the co-owner of the Tanswells Hotel. An accomplished artist her work can been seen dotted around the hotel. [more]

HISTORY

GOLDEN TIMES

 

Beechworth is a Gold Rush town, and Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel is a Gold Rush pub. In the wake of the Rush, Beechworth became the administrative and legal centre for north-east Victoria, and an important coaching and trade stop on the route connecting Melbourne and Sydney.

 

All that gold mining was thirsty work: liquor licences were first granted in Beechworth in 1853 and by end of that year the town already boasted five pubs. The Commercial was one of the pubs erected that year. By 1874 Beechworth residents supported 61 licensed premises.

 

 

THE TANSWELL'S

 

“Thomas Tanswell was the son of a convict, but rose to become a successful businessman and Beechworth Justice of the Peace.”

 

Tanswell purchased the Commercial Hotel in April 1870, and renamed it Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel. In 1873 he rebuilt the former humble timber pub as the grand, double- storey brick hotel you see now. The Tanswell family sold the Hotel in 1967 after almost a century in their ownership, but the name remained.

 

COACHING AND STABLING

 

Crawford and Co., a large firm who resisted the Cobb and Co. coaching monopoly, occupied premises at the rear of the hotel. They specialised in coach building and stabling, and ran mail and passengers around the north-east of Victoria. In those days, a trip from Melbourne to Beechworth took over 24 hours by coach.

 

The current stables date from 1892, rebuilt after a fire and renowned as one of the largest outside of Melbourne. The National Trust leased the stables and coach house building between 1969 and 1988, to run their Carriage and Harness Museum.

 

 

LEGEND

 

After its rebuilding in 1873, Tanswell’s was the grandest hotel in town. The Governor of Victoria stayed here during his visit to the region in 1906, and local legend has it that Ned Kelly, a more notorious visitor, also patronised Tanswell’s. True or not, Tanswell’s liquid gold has certainly satisfied all sorts over its 150 years - gold miners, bushrangers, governors, Beechworth locals and visitors alike.

BAR - BISTRO - ACCOMMODATION

 

TANSWELL'S COMMERCIAL HOTEL

50 Ford St, Beechworth VIC 3747

 

Phone:(03) 5728 1480