If you’re in the town of Horsham in Victoria and looking for a character filled, friendly hotel with an impressive menu, look no further than the Bull and Mouth hotel in Wilson Street Horsham. We had been given a recommendation to eat here and are so glad that we went along to find out for ourselves.
It is conveniently located opposite the Horsham regional art gallery so is an easy option for dinner after you’ve explored the gallery. The front bar is lively and vibrant and is also home to live entertainment on weekends. It has a really well stocked bar and not only an extensive wine list but an enormous list of whiskeys, gins, bourbon, vodkas and more. There is an 8 ball table as well as tables and cosy nooks to suit everyone. But we were here for the great food we had heard about so to the dining room it was.
As well as having your favourite pub meals the menu included some restaurant quality dishes that were as tasty as they sounded. We had the garlic butter and cheese (mini) cob loaf for starters and then couldn’t go past a couple of the Asian inspired dishes. Trust me, the pork belly stir fry was incredible. The prices don’t sting either, or should I say they don’t ‘charge like a wounded bull’.
The dining room is home to a number of signed plates that decorate the wall. The food and ambience have been popular with actors like Rebecca Gibney, Hugo Weaving and Gyton Grantley as well as a number of other people I couldn’t quite make out and also indigenous artist Archie Roach.
This is one pub that is worth finding whether you are passing through or staying a while. The Bull and Mouth is open Tuesday to Saturday every week.