A Rich Local History
The Star Hotel Yackandandah has been the centrepiece of the local community since 1863. A lot has changed since the Goldrush, but the Star Hotel remains a much-loved meeting place for folks looking to enjoy some time with friends over a few drinks or a delicious meal in the dining room. We love the local community atmosphere that still lives on at the Star Hotel, more than 150 years after its doors were first opened. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because The Star Hotel gained fame in the 2004 Paul Hogan film ‘Strange Bedfellows’, as well as being featured on ABC’s Backroads program.
Matt and Kim Frauenfelder took over The Star Hotel in 2016 and have restored to its previous glory as a thriving old time pub, with well-known local chef Matt providing a menu that centres around a fusion of Southern USA style and Modern Australian Cuisine.
Matt and Kim also love working with local suppliers with a full circle ethos. Their pigs and greens come straight from local supplier Yacks Ingredients, with scraps from our hotel and mash grain from our local drink partners Two Pot Brewery and Backwoods Distillery helping to feed the pigs over at Yacks. It’s just one of the many ways they continue to uphold the local community values of yesteryear.
Food, Drink & Great Times
If you’re looking for a terrific local venue to catch up with friends, the Star Hotel is the place to be. The menu is a mix of American style and Modern Australian Cuisine, with plenty of crowd favourites to choose from. The dining room is a hit with locals and visitors, with all meats smoked onsite in handmade smokers. If you’re in a rush, they also do a full takeout menu!
With a good selection of beer on tap, with an ever-rotating array of craft beers and traditional favourites. Partnering with the local Two Pot Brewing Company who supply an ever-changing rotation of incredible craft beers, and for lovers of finely crafted whiskey, Matt and Kim are proud to be suppliers for the local Backwoods Distillery.
So if you love the atmosphere of local pubs in the area, complete with great dining experiences, unique and traditional drinks, a relaxed beer garden and even a live music venue, The Star Hotel Yackandandah is the place for you!
LIVE MUSIC & EVENTS
Supporting local music, with regular blues open-mic nights, jam sessions and live music on selected weekends. Also the home of the Spring Migration Festival and the annual Yackandandah Folk Festival which brings local, Australian and international music to our community.
With several events like the Yack Big Night Out in November, Matt and Kim love bringing live music and a party atmosphere to the community all-year round, and would love for you to come and join the fun!
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No matter what type of function you want to host, The Star Hotel Yackandandah can cater for your needs. A range of hotel function rooms, from a private dining area to a private courtyard or larger beer garden complete with stage and private bar. So, whether it’s simple after-work drinks or a full party with live music and our chef serving straight from the smoker, we know you’ll have a great time at the Star Hotel Yackandandah.
Also offering a catering service where we can bring the party to you. Our Pappa Bear Catering Service has got you covered for any kind of event, using our portable BBQ for anything from parties and weddings to festivals!
PROUD TO SUPPORT TWO POT BREWING CO
Made within a few kilometres of the pub, we are proud to be the home of Two Pot Brewing Company! Made fresh by hand, it is receiving rave reviews!
PROUD TO SUPPORT BLACKWOODS DISTILLING
A love of Whisky, science and craftiness soon evolved into a dream to open a distillery. Blackwoods Distilling Co. is the culmination of this dream. Our goal is to bring friends and family together over a boutique drink that celebrates this incredible area.
HAVING A FUNCTION?
No matter what type of function you want to host, The Star Hotel Yackandandah can cater for your needs. A range of hotel function rooms, from a private dining area to a private courtyard or larger beer garden complete with stage and private bar. So, whether it’s simple after-work drinks or a full party with live music and our chef serving straight from the smoker, The Star Hotel Yackandandah know you’ll have a great time.