“There’s a lot of history in these walls…”

Castlemaine’s original Fire Station now houses Public INN, a Bistro & Bar with an old world passion for food, wine and beer. Opened in 2010, this unique venue is the culmination of many years dedicated to hospitality by experienced operators, having served in Australia and around the globe.

The Public INN, established in 2010.

Since 2010

Gallery and Awards

A few photos about us


2016, 2017, 2018 One Hat, Age Good Food Guide

Public INN prides itself upon the creation of a sociable ‘restaurant’ atmosphere with detailed and knowledgeable service to match. The result is a casual-yet-professional, all-round eating and drinking depot, perfect for many options; from a quick drink or light meal from our menu; or alternatively a longer stay nestled into one of the deep lounges, through to relaxed, extended dining over a number of courses with paired wine…

2015, 2016, 2018 Australia’s Best Restaurants,
Top 500, Financial Review

2014, 2016 Restaurant & Catering Association awards for excellence
Best contemporary restaurant, finalist.