RESERVATIONS

 

Phone:  03 54 613 636

OPEN 7 DAYS 

Breakfast & Lunch

9am - 5pm

Sunday - Tuesday

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Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

9am - late

Wednesday - Saturday

119 High Street 

Maryborough Victoria 3465

B & M

The Bull & Mouth Hotel has been fully restored to its forma glory & boasts 12 beautiful rooms upstairs,

2 function rooms, a corner bar &

the B & M Restaurant.

HISTORY

The first Bull and Mouth Hotel, a single storey stone building, opened on this site in about 1855. It was in a prominent location at the intersection of two main roads through Maryborough, backing on to the civic square, and became an important local meeting place and landmark. In 1904, Maryborough's Jubilee Year, the owner, the former Maryborough resident Thomas Procter of Ballarat, engaged the Ballarat architect W E Gribble and local builder W J Dingle to construct a new two storey hotel, incorporating three shops along High Street.  The appointments of the new hotel were the most modern for the period and included piped hot water and a telephone system. On the ground floor were a public bar, a private bar, a parlour, a spacious dining room, a commercial room, a billiard room, a kitchen and a laundry, while upstairs there was a large drawing room, more than fifteen bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The Bull and Mouth Hotel is architecturally significant as an exceptionally fine early twentieth century hotel building. It is a notable and early example in Victoria of the Edwardian Baroque style, which was widely adopted for public buildings in the early twentieth century, but which is not common in country Victoria. It forms an important element in the Maryborough streetscape. The Bull and Mouth Hotel is historically significant as a demonstration of the continuing prosperity of Victoria's gold mining towns into the twentieth century, despite the 1890s depression. This continuing wealth is reflected in the grandeur of this country hotel building.