Bright Brewery

4.3
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  • Outdoor Eating
  • Great Beer
  • Child Friendly
We only take a limited number of reservations for each service. There are plenty of tables available for walk ins and they do turn over quickly so feel free to come down to the Brewery!

At Bright Brewery we use fresh mountain water, quality ingredients, craft brewing techniques and sustainable practices to brew our MountainCrafted beers.

Located on Great Alpine Road in the heart of beautiful Bright, our brewery door is open daily from 11am until evening. Kick back with award-winning craft beers at Bright Brewery. Discover our full flavoured range from across 24 taps, all brewed on-site, paired with great value meals for lunch and dinner.

Overlooking the mountain-fed Ovens River, our solar powered brewery is an unmissable feature on the main road through Bright, providing a regional hub for visitors and locals to unwind and enjoy delicious beer, food and company. Enjoy free WiFi, live music every Sunday afternoon, brewery tours and tastings, and more!
What 28 People Are Saying
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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and friendly service

IH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely place, quite noisy as it was very busy, but very pleasant. Beers were awesome, but very expensive. Couldn't visit regularly that's for sure.

RS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food - hubby and I got the share plate and it could easily have fed 4! Really nice beers on tap and great recommendations from the bar staff. The service was really friendly too. Can’t wait to visit again!

T
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bright Brewery is so good, we ate there the three nights we were in Bright!

BS
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and good beer. Easily catered for our family groups including a dog. Outside space was nice and warm thanks to the many heaters!

JE
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

The standards have really dropped here. Very quiet for a Saturday night, staff not interested, food ordinary, no band & no fire in the fire place on a freezing night. Disappointed.

FQ
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic staff, beautiful food, drinks matched to menu perfectly. A fabulous experience

K
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for dinner and drinks with friends. Lovely staff and prompt service

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi Kirst, thanks for your great review. Really glad you enjoyed yourselves and were looked after by our excellent staff! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food... I loved that it was sourced locally. Glad I booked a table as it was very busy but service was great.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi LizM - thanks for taking the time to leave us your excellent feedback. Our menu changes seasonally and we always aim to utilise lots of great Alpine Valleys produce (there is so much out there!) so really glad that stood out for you. Hope to see you back again soon!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food for a Brewery and the service was excellent

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi AndrewB - glad you enjoyed your visit, the food, and that our staff looked after you! See you again soon!

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MC
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We were very disappointed with our meal at the Brewery. My husband ordered a dairy free pizza, which he thought would have a replacement dairy free cheese, but the pizza came out without any cheese at all, the chorizo also still had the casing left on it, so he had to pick that off before he could eat that. The base was like a biscuit and looked to be mass produced. He ate one piece and left the rest of it as it was unedible. I ordered the beef ribs with mash and steamed vegetables, the ribs, mash and broccoli I were nice, the steamed carrots however were not cooked at all, completely raw, which didn’t go with the rest of the dish. The bar staff need to be more attentive to the customers and notice who is standing directly in front of them waiting to be served, rather than looking over the top of you to serve someone else that just walked up! Hence we left very hungry and were visiting Bright so couldn’t go home and cook ourselves something else to eat.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi MelC. Thanks for taking the time to leave us such detailed feedback. I'm sorry to hear your meal wasn't up to scratch and that our staff response was also lacking. We hope for all visitors to leave happy and satisfied so it's disappointing that you didn't. With only 500 characters to respond here, I can't go into great detail, however, if you'd like to email us, I'd be happy to provide you a more detailed response and some changes we've implement based off recent feedback including yours.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overall the meals were good except for the ribs which were really tough.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi GeraldH - thanks for taking the time to let us know about your visit. I'm glad you enjoyed most of your meals but disappointed to hear that the ribs weren't up to scratch. At the time of your visit, the ribs were a "special" so there may have been some inconsistency, either with the original produce or during the cooking process. The ribs are now a permanent fixture on our Winter menu due to the largely great feedback we received about them. So we'd love it if you gave them another chance!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Bright Brewery is a great venue at a fantastic location.
Service was quick and efficient, food ok but a small quibble from me about the size of the kids pizzas - they were very small compared to what we’ve had elsewhere and my kids wanted more to eat afterwards.
Otherwise all good and will come again.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi Anonymous - thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'm glad your overall experience was good and we'll definitely take the feedback regarding the kids' meals on board. They aren't huge meals, as they're designed for under 10s and we feel they are priced accordingly at just $9, but we'll pass the feedback on to our kitchen team. Thanks again.

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TN
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Disappointed that the main dish was not available on the night even though the seating was at 6:30!

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi TiaN - thanks for your review. It's a little difficult to know what happened on this day without some more information - was it a 'Special' that was unavailable or a regular menu item? There are often only limited plates of "Specials" so a busy lunch service could contribute to it running out by dinner, especially as you visited over Easter weekend, which is our busiest weekend of the year. If you'd like to visit us again at a quieter time, we'd love to see you enjoy our new Winter menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Used to enjoy going here but food has gone down hill a lot. Probably won’t come back.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi Anonymous - thanks for taking the time to let us know how you feel. It's disappointing to hear that, as you've obviously been a regular visitor in the past and we feel our food is going from strength to strength. If you'd like to email us with some more information we could address, we'd be happy to continue the discussion that way. Cheers.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were taken to our table promptly! The staff were very courteous! They even went out of there way to get a baby chino for our granddaughter! (They don’t usually serve them!) the food was great! It also had a great ambiance about it!

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi SuzanneF - thanks so much for your detailed review, and it's lovely to hear that you were well looked after by our wonderful staff! Hope to see you and your family again soon.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fantastic experience we had, even though the brewery was flat out with Brighter Days Festival, there were plenty of staff on hand, little or no wait at the bar, food came out quickly and staff were extremely friendly given how many people were there on Saturday night. Well Done to all the team.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi MichelleH - thanks for your very detailed response! Brighter Days is certainly a busy weekend for everyone in town so it's great to hear you still received excellent service and enjoyed yourself. Maybe we'll see you again next year!

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MT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful deck, good food! Will definitely be back!

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi MichelleT - thanks for the great review; we're looking forward to seeing you!

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AL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, great place to chill and eat. One of our favourites.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi AnneL - thanks for the kind words! Glad you're enjoying your visits with us. Cheers.

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HN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Perfect location. Great service. Plenty of wines, cider and beer to choose from. GF pizza fairly dry.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi HayleyN - thanks for all your feedback and glad you enjoyed your visit. Sorry to hear the GF pizza wasn't up to scratch. We did change our recipe earlier this year to improve the consistency of the pizza bases, so we're confident they'll be better next time you visit! Cheers.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great burger and the beer is fantastic too. Quiet night as not high season. But still a great place to grab a meal and have a craft beer. Staircase porter being my fav!

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi MichaelB - thanks for all the kind words! Sounds like you had a great visit - and excellent choice on the beer!

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PT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bright Brewery are ticking all the right boxes ,drinks,food,service,environment.....what more can one ask for.Will return time & time again.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi PaulaT - thanks for the review - sounds like you had a great time and we can't wait to see you - time and time again!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were amazing and caring. went the extra mile.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi MaeG - thanks so much for the very kind words. It's lovely to hear our excellent staff looked after you. Hope to see you again soon.

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NF
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I was looking forward to going here for dinner but was disappointed. I had my nephew with me and ordered a kids pizza- smallest pizza I have ever seen, too small even for a toddler, plus it was dried out and burnt underneath. Had to order a kids pasta meal, size was ok but hardley any sauce or Parmesan on it.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi NatalieF - thanks for your very detailed feedback. Really sorry to hear your kids' meals weren't up to scratch when you visited. Did you manage to speak to anyone (staff) about the pizza issue? We always have a manager on duty to help out customers and ensure you leave happy and satisfied, so I'm sure they'd have been happy to help with replacing it for you. Regardless, we will pass the feedback on size and quality over to our kitchen team. Cheers.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Bright brewery is in the heart of beautiful Bright overlooking the Ovens River and it is a great place to unwind and enjoy great food with craft beer. The atmosphere was great and the outdoor area was very relaxing with great live music playing. The pizzas we ordered were full of flavour and delicious with their fresh ales.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi SueG - thanks for the very kind words. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit and we hope we see you back again soon!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always love the atmosphere and food, although I feel theee should be a specific area to order meals only so in busy times we are not held up with people ordering drinks only. Especially late in the evening, to avoid missing the cut off time.
Otherwise everything is great!!

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi MJJ26 - thanks for the detailed review. We have trialled food-only queues during busy periods in the past and found it makes little to no difference to waiting times and actually inconveniences people. So we do everything we can to reduce queues at busy times, like summer, when you visited, and offer an outdoor bar and table service inside to help remedy this. But really glad you enjoyed your visit regardless. Cheers

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Baby friendly which was great

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi Anonymous - thanks for the great review and really glad you and bubs were able to enjoy our beautiful venue! We love catering for families, so hope to see you back again soon!

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Table was not ready and in the sun, but first world problems aside, great location and relaxed feeling. And the beer was fantastic, especially the iipa and alpine ale.

Bright Brewery
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi PaulC - thanks for the detailed feedback. First up - excellent beer choices! We've recently retired the Alpine Ale but MIA IPA is always going strong. We do our best to seat all our booked guests in comfortable conditions, however, over summer - especially one as hot as last summer - a lot of our Hop Terrace is under sun as various times of the day. But glad you were able to enjoy yourselves anyway!

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