Billson’s Brewery

4.8
124 reviews
$40 and under
Brewery
Billson's Brewery have undergone extensive renovations inside and out to now provide you with an exceptional historical brewery experience. With a brand new tap room and kitchen, boasting 16 taps and a new menu, there's plenty of beers and burgers to be enjoyed with whole the family! Wandering downstairs you will find the Speakeasy, where a more premium and tailored cocktail drinking expreince can be had in the comfort of moody granite walls and chesterfield lounges. Whether it's cordials and sodas, to beers and spirits, Billson's has something for the entire family!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 124 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.7
Value
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TaniaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

Beautiful old building, hated the way food is served on disposable plates, no cutlery, service good a bit slow on drinks

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HamishC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was a great place to visit. The food was great but not much of a selection tbh. Would love to see some steaks on the menu. Apart from that it's a great place to see. My partner loves your vodka and creamy soda. We will be back for sure. P.S please put a steak and salad on the menu 🍽🍴🍹🍺🥃

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was ok but not as good as I had hoped.
The drinks, gin and beer are worth trying.
Nice place to visit but next time I’ll just grab a cordial and no food.

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maeveo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Would return for the drinks, less fussed by the meals

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, loved what they have done with the place.

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JeffH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Drink pricing and tasting was great.
We had Olive platter ($24) which was poorly presented in a take away box and more likely worth $15.
Facility is great with a lovely room by bar downstairs is a great place to enjoy a drink.

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Abbie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend a visit here. Went with kids and sat outside (shaded and water misters to keep us cool). Food was delicious, esp the pulled pork burger. Inside downstairs bar area looks great, probably not so kid friendly however. Staff were really friendly and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This place is an absolute gem! Caters for adults and kids alike. Has a great vibe.

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AmyC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great. Beverages were delicious.

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SamL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place and everything it stands for. Local, community, history and a great product. You’ve done so much work this year.

Tasting paddles were amazing value, and the burgers were to die for. We nearly needed a trolley to get our haul to the car!

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The staff were the nicest, friendliest staff I’ve ever met! The tastings were fantastic! The building inside and out was fantastic, definitely worth a look. Not much food to choose from on the menu but was still nice.

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diner100121
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great place to visit. Recommend the Gin tasting. Eco friendly. Food was lovely

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic hidden gem. We will definitely be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, service & food. Plus the gin paddle was a great inclusion. Enjoyable afternoon all round.

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JaneC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

WOW what a surprise, such an amazing place in our own backyard!
Greeted at the door with a quick rundown of the place, straight into Gin tasting with super friendly staff, quick lunch and then downstairs to your comfy couches to sample some more cocktails. Staff couldn’t of been anymore helpful or friendly, even though they were run off their feet, they did really well. We certainly will be back, magic little spot, just ensure you book to avoid disappointment 👌Congratulations on an amazing establishment.

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great afternoon at Bilson’s...staff were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating of our 2 dogs. We enjoyed tastings (where staff knowledge and recommendations were invaluable) along with a couple of drinks and snacks. Will def be back!

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dave
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot to visit. Good atmosphere, great products. Unfortunately not all the products you can taste are available to buy. Still worth visiting.

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scottl
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Billson's is a pretty ambitious venture. A big investment in totally refitting and extending the old Murray Breweries site. They have really kicked life into the premises. You can view a lot of aspects of the product being made on site, which is all part of the experience. As for the food and service, it definitely meets the expected standard with reasonable pricing. The menu is more in the casual savoury vein with various Billson's alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It's been 18 months since I last came here and the menu then catered for coffees and cake but didn't see that offering.

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked for lunch on a Friday during the summer holidays. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We were seated in a lovely booth. The decor and atmosphere were excellent. The gin tasting paddle board was delicious and we enjoyed trying the tasty gins. Our kids enjoyed their cordials. Food was delicious. Toilets were clean. We’ll be back!

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CaseyB
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Gin, Cordial and Beers are brilliant. Really enjoyed the tasting paddles and the seasonal salad. Burgers were standard.

Service could’ve been improved upon arrival. Even with a booking it took some time to be welcomed, seated and order taken. However food and drinks came out quickly.

Loved the separate sections of the building and the opportunity to view the factory floor.. some explanatory signage would’ve increased the experience.

Will definitely return with friends

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CW50
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The friendly staff were absolutely outstanding. Food was delicious! Hardest part was choosing what to drink. Loved every minute!

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food and drinks were great, service was lacking. It took 30min to be seated as table as it had not been cleaned or cleared at booking time. We sat outside and found we had to call the waiter over every time we needed something. Asked for tomato sauce didn’t come for 15min and daughter had finished meal. I think the staff were lovely just not enough of them.

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CalW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Staff were lovely - knowledgeable, and accomodating. I think we tasted every cordial they’ve ever made, and bought at least half.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot to enjoy a good lunch, the gin and cordials were amazing and our whole family had a great time.

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Miroula
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Hamburger 🍔 with the best Ginger ale loved it

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StaceyW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing beverages and food to match
Very friendly staff

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Kacey
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love the ambience.
Love the cocktails
Alround a lovely way to spend an afternoon

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NextTimeMaybe
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Great venue. Great atmos. Great drinks. Though all $18 food items weren't worth price.

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DeanM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful old building tastefully restored. Met by a staff member who told us some of the history of the building and what they now did. Kids were able to enjoy cordial tasting while adults did their thing. The food was great and very good value. Staff were great!

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LayliR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Chicken burger was nice with kimchi and sriracha sauce. Also, I could’ve tried all flavours of your spirits :)

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Happy
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The limited menu was the only thing that made me not give it 5 stars.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful. The staff were amazing and super helpful. The food was delicious. We also purchased a few goodies as well.

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TrevorI
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place, plenty of history, great staff ,great food and fantastic drinks both alcohol and non alcohol.

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Teamsawyer
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Family of 5, dinner in the cellar. Food and beverages were great. Staff friendly but they needed more staff of them.

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Claire
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

Beautiful venue brimming with charisma. Beverages well worth the trip, but food really missed the mark with 3/6 of our group unwell that evening.

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GavinS
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were very friendly and helpful and knew their product. Great service and atmosphere will definitely be back.

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GrahamR
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A great venue that we will return to again. A great place to meet and dine with friends while in Beechworth.

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123456
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice setting, very helpful team, plenty to check out at Billsons. Well orth a visit and tasting.
However, we were a bit disappointed with the food, served on eco-friendly disposable plates/cutlery, and the food just sort of missed the mark. Several of our group did not finish their meal...
Thank you

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Joanne
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place. Friendly staff. Great food and drinks. Worth a visit

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our visit . Such a fun vibe , service and food excellent

FAQs

Billson’s Brewery is rated 4.8 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.