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Victoria Hotel Yarraville is the Ultimate Family Friendly Pub

After a refreshing revamp, the Victoria Hotel is serving up the ultimate family-friendly pub experience!

The pub that proudly began serving Yarraville in 1873 has been completely refurbished with a gorgeous new bistro, kids playroom, sports bar, beautiful function rooms and a bottle shop.

Recently, the kids and I were invited to spend a lovely and refreshing afternoon at the pub. Here’s a little look at our time there.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

Most of our visit was spent in the kid's playroom – a room separate from the bistro that is designed to be the perfect space for families who want to get out and enjoy a meal while their little ones stay safe, happy and entertained throughout their stay.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

The room is divided into two halves. The first half is a soft play area with walls lined by a stunning hand-painted mural of beloved Disney characters from movies like Frozen, The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians and more.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

It also features a television, a chalkboard for drawing, an activity and LEGO wall, along with mini tables for colouring-in activities.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

The other half is probably better suited to older kids who love gadgets and games as the room is full of them!

On the gaming area side, kids can lounge on a couple of couches and bean bags that are perfect for playing their favourite games on the provided Playstation.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

The space also includes classic arcade games such as Pacman and Street Fighter which can be played for free!

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

To top off the kid-friendly experience the family pub also provides high chairs, disabled toilets and free onsite parking. Every Sunday from 12-3pm there's even live kids entertainment, such as face-painting and balloon twisting.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

When it comes to food, Victoria Hotel serves a delectable menu not just for adults but for kids as well!

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

During our visit, we order a few things off the kid's menu including the beef sliders and stretchy cheesy pizza, all of which is devoured enthusiastically.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

The adults graze on various items from the Starters options, including creamy mini lobster rolls, salt and pepper calamari, crispy fried lamb ribs and a fancy cauliflower salad with pomegranate, spinach, picked onion and almonds.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

Each of the dishes is generously proportioned and could easily be the main meal for a light eater.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

As well as the excellent food the service is fast and friendly (you order food via the app or at the bar), which makes our visit such an easy family-friendly dining experience.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

This wonderful family pub can be found at 188 Hyde Street, Yarraville and is open every Monday to Thursday 4pm until late and Friday to Sunday 12pm until late.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

Keep an eye out for their rotation of special offers too, including weekly Happy Hour 4-6pm, $20 pizza and pot every Thursday, kids eat free Monday and Tuesday with the purchase of any main course and even a kids movie night on Thursdays with a $5 popcorn and soft drink.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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