This beloved Port Fairy retreat is a must for your next Great Ocean Road adventure
11.03.2020

This beloved Port Fairy retreat is a must for your next Great Ocean Road adventure

The Merrijig Inn is one of the oldest surviving hotels in Victoria. Tell us a bit about its significance.

Legend has it that the Merrijig Inn is the oldest inn in Victoria, oozing with country charm and welcoming travellers along the Great Ocean Road for over 175 years. Set in the heart of Port Fairy, overlooking the historic Moyne River wharf, the Merrijig is still a hospitality hub, minus the drunken sealers and whalers.

What’s the Merrijig Inn look like in 2020?

Think the nourishment of staying at your Nanna’s place – homey, comfy, sitting by the open fire, eating house-cured meats and drinking local booze and natural wine.

Tell us more about the Merrijig Kitchen.

The Merrijig Kitchen is small and bursting with personality. Our daily written menu is inspired by chats between our chef and local producers. We feature our own kitchen garden produce and cook using old-school ways.

What about your drinks menu?

Our drinks list is ever-changing with bespoke classic cocktails, local wine heroes, surprising gems and features lots of women winemakers. 

What’s one site or activity punters can’t afford to miss when they visit Port Fairy?

The Lighthouse Walk around Griffith Island, a paddle in the shallows of South Beach and watching the local surfers tackle the tricky waves at The Passage.

Check out The Merrijig Inn when planning your next Great Ocean Road adventure. Make bookings and find out more via their website.