Great Britain Hotel
How long operating?
Since it changed hands in July.
What do you feel is major attraction?
-Nick’s beard, which reflects the gratuitous awesomeness of GB.
-Lawrence, that guy’s always got a beer in his hand.
-Richmond’s only dive bar with its own dungeon. Yes. A dungeon.
What was your favourite show in the last 6mths?
Home & Away.
How many nights of live music and entertainment are running at your venue?
Six nights a week. Trivia Tuesdays, open mic Wednesdays, live music Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and DJs on Friday and Saturday, kicking on in the dungeon until 3AM!
Ways to get there?
Train, tram, cab, skate, unicycle, pogo stick, camel, skip, roll. If notice is given, we can even get Scotty to beam you up.
Available for functions?
Hells yes. We have different sections of the venue that can be reserved for most shindigs, not to mention a great beer garden and deck out back for any other good times you want to have. The Dungeon (underneath the pub) fits around 100 people, has its own fully stocked bar, turntables and a sweet stage tucked up in the corner (could be a mad space for an album launch.)
Beards, boots, tits, suits, fat, bald, skinny and tall. You never know what combo you might get!
(Unless there is some sort of GB catastrophe, our doors don’t close early)
Sunday – Thursday: 4pm – 1am
Friday: 12pm – 1am, 11pm – 3am in the dungeon
Saturday: 4pm – 1am, 11pm – 3am in the dungeon
Nope, nope! Not at GB.
Everyone at GB is put through rigorous in-house training to ensure we are leading the way in the steamed dim sim and nut-scooping profession. Jokes! The Great Britain doesn’t have a kitchen so we order food from local businesses and they are awesome enough to drop it to us. We then deliver it to your couch, stool or chosen carpet space.
- The pub that was closing its doors, never to be open again.
- The pub that was being demolished and turned in to apartments.
- The pub that was being renovated and shaped into the same mould as other venues in the area. all not happening!
Since a change of hands in July, you are sure to see a few changes. There’s some new faces behind the bar serving GB Draught, some new additions to the décor collection and we did a bit of a premature spring clean! Apart from that we’ve got a bunch of rad bands and artists keeping GB’s music scene alive, a great range of spirits, beer and cider on tap so you will finish your drink and be excited for what you can try next.
Website and contact details?
We’d like to send a huge shout out to previous owners Chris and Penny – you did an awesome job, and if we could run this place half as well as you did, we’d be happy.