Great Britain Hotel

447 Church St, Richmond 3121
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 4pm-1am, Fri midday-3am, Sat 4pm-3am

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!


Opening hours?

(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


Cover charge?

Nope, nope! Not at GB.


Food specials?

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.


Known for? 

- 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?

Like us on Facebook and contact us on 9810 0082 or admin@thegreatbritainhotel.com.


Anything else?

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.