About The ‘Bush

    We serve excellent traditional pub meals and have a variety of beers on tap. With our public bar, lounge, dining room, snug bar or beer garden, we know we’ll have the perfect spot for you. We also boast a grand function room – talk to us about your next event.

    Hours

    Mon/Tue 4pm – late
    Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 11.30am – late
    Sun 11.30am – 10.00pm

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    Location

    You’ll find us in the heart of Magpie territory (check out the photos in our Snug bar), at 228 Langridge St, Abbotsford, Melbourne.

    Get in touch

    Call us on 03 9415 8416 or

    About The ‘Bush

    We serve excellent traditional pub meals and have a variety of beers on tap. With our public bar, lounge, dining room, snug bar or beer garden, we know we’ll have the perfect spot for you. We also boast a grand function room – talk to us about your next event.

    The Carringbush Hotel logo

    Location

    You’ll find us in the heart of Magpie territory (check out the photos in our Snug bar), at 228 Langridge St, Abbotsford, Melbourne.

    Hours

    Mon/Tue 4pm – late
    Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 11.30am – late
    Sun 11.30am – 10.00pm

    Get in touch

    Call us on 03 9415 8416 or

    The Carringbush Hotel

    About The ‘Bush

    We serve excellent traditional pub meals and have a variety of beers on tap. With our public bar, lounge, dining room, snug bar or beer garden, we know we’ll have the perfect spot for you. We also boast a grand function room – talk to us about your next event.

    Hours

    Mon/Tue 4pm – late
    Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 11.30am – late
    Sun 11.30am – 10.00pm

    Location

    You’ll find us in the heart of Magpie territory (check out the photos in our Snug bar), at 228 Langridge St, Abbotsford, Melbourne.

    Get in touch

    You can phone us on 03 9415 8416 or

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    while we restore the bush

    We are embarking on a project to restore The ‘Bush to her former glory. During this period, we are pleased to announce our chef Shiva will be delivering a taste of Nepal via his Pop-Up Kitchen, and our best and most popular counter meals will still be available every day.

    Our function room is available 7 days/week, and we have an open fire to keep you warm and cosy during the winter months.

    wine at the bush
    We have searched the best wine regions in Australia to provide you with the best blends. The tasting is still going on so be sure to sample our wine list and let us know what you like.

    You can follow us on our journey to restore The Bush on Facebook and Instagram.

    Carringbush counter meals as at June 2017
    carringbush hotel dining room
    while we restore the bush

    We are embarking on a project to restore The ‘Bush to her former glory. During this period, we are pleased to announce our chef Shiva will be delivering a taste of Nepal via his Pop-Up Kitchen, and our best and most popular counter meals will still be available every day.

    Our function room is available 7 days/week, and we have an open fire to keep you warm and cosy during the winter months.

      

    Follow us on our journey to restore The Bush!

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    We have searched the best wine regions in Australia to provide you with the best blends. The tasting is still going on so be sure to sample our wine list and let us know what you like.

    Carringbush counter meals as at June 2017
    AVAILABLE ON TAP AT THE CARRINGBUSH HOTEL
    on tap at the carringbush hotel
    AVAILABLE ON TAP AT THE CARRINGBUSH HOTEL
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    fri goat curry special at the carringbush hotel
    specials plus pint of craft beer at the carringbush hotel
    mexican monday special at the carringbush
    tuesday parma special at the carringbush
    wed hump day special at the carringbush hotel
    thursday burger special at the carringbush
    fri goat curry special at the carringbush hotel

    Come and see us at 228 Langridge Street, Abbotsford.

    Our friendly staff are always happy to greet you.

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    HISTORY

    The Langridge Family Hotel stood on the site from 1871 – 1889, when it was demolished and re-built as the Friendly Societies Hotel, designed by architect James Wood. The name is still visible along the top of the building. The owner at the time, William Nicholls, is believed to have been a member of six friendly societies, as well as a Freemason, and had a room built to hold large meetings for these groups.

    Meetings of the Collingwood Football Club were also regularly held at the hotel, this article detailing the annual players’ dinner hosted by the Mayor in 1899. The hotel continues to be a “home ground” for magpie fans and is proud this association with the Collingwood Football Club goes back so far.

    In 1984, the name was changed to The Carringbush Hotel, after the fictitious names given to the suburbs of Abbotsford and Collingwood in Frank Hardy’s famous book, “Power without Glory”.

    the carringbush hotel

    HISTORY

    The Langridge Family Hotel stood on the site from 1871 – 1889, when it was demolished and re-built as the Friendly Societies Hotel, designed by architect James Wood.The name is still visible along the top of the building. The owner at the time, William Nicholls, is believed to have been a member of six friendly societies, and had a room built to hold large meetings for the society.

    Meetings of the Collingwood Football Club were also regularly held at the hotel, this article detailing the annual players’ dinner hosted by the Mayor in 1899. The hotel continues to be a “home ground” for magpie fans and is proud this association with the Collingwood Football Club goes back so far.

    In 1984, the name was changed to The Carringbush Hotel, after the fictitious names given to the suburbs of Abbotsford and Collingwood in Frank Hardy’s famous book, “Power without Glory”.

    “Power Without Glory”

    Frank Hardy’s 1950 novel caused great controversy when published, and led to the author being sued for libel. The central character was based on a real-life Melbourne businessman John Wren, who was fictionalised as John West in the book, and was involved in criminal and political powerbroking activities. Other real-life persons “thinly disguised” are a list of Who’s Who in politics during that time, as well as famous gangsters (Squizzy Taylor) and boxers (Les Darcy).

    The case captured the nation and was comprehensively covered by the media. Hardy was arrested in October 1950 and acquitted after a five-day trial in June 1951. It was the last case in Victoria where libel was considered a criminal offence. Hardy later wrote about his experience in his book “The Hard Way” and in 1976, the ABC produced a 26-part television series to great acclaim. (See Wikipedia for more).

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