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From paddock to plate

If you’re looking for something special then why not try a home grown steak, cooked to perfection with a glass of outstanding local wine or classic pub draught beer. The Gunbower Hotel, a good Aussie pub with great accommodation in our apartment and cottage.

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A Tradition

The Gunbower Hotel

Situated on a bend in the Murray Valley Hwy, 40 kilometres north-west of Echuca, this unassuming hotel stands in the small Victorian town of Gunbower. Now owed and operated by farmer, butcher and publican, Richard McGillivray, the Gunbower Hotel represents a piece of history and a family tradition. The Gunbower Hotel opened in 1941, boasting it was a “Paradise For Sportsmen” offering hare, rabbit, duck (in season) shooting, cod and perch fishing all within 3 minutes of the door! These days you can enjoy one of the best pub meals in Victoria without having to leave the pub. The Gunbower Hotel is well known for its superb aged, locally grown beef (most of which comes from Richards own property) and great traditional pub food. If you’re looking for great pub atmosphere, fantastic food and a great selection of beer and wines then The Gunbower Hotel is well worth the drive!

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Gunbower Accommodation – Apartment and Cottage

Whether you’re here for business or leisure, our thoughtfully designed accommodation provides the perfect home away from home.

Newly renovated 2 bedroom apartment and 5 bedroom cottage are now available. View our rooms HERE


Fresh Ingredients, Tasty Meals

The Gunbower Hotel is the best kept secret for the locals of Echuca and surrounding districts. The legend of home grown, artisan aged beef and traditional great pub food reminds those who remember, how good, local, quality food can taste. But don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself. The Gunbower Hotel, worth the drive!


Scotch Fillet

McGillivray’s aged Scotch Fillet steak, cooked to perfection (med/rare only) with seasonal vegetables or chips and salad served with your choice of peppercorn, mushroom or garlic butter sauce.


Double Roasted Duck

Twice cooked duck breast sautéd beans and cabbage in butter, salt & pepper. Delish!


Chicken Parma

Gunbower Pub classic Chicken Parma served with salad and chips.


Porterhouse NY Cut

McGillivray’s aged Porterhouse NY Cut steak, cooked to perfection (med/rare only) with seasonal vegetables or chips and salad served with your choice of peppercorn, mushroom or garlic butter sauce.


Crispy Battered Flathead Fillets

Crispy battered flathead fillets served with salad and chips and our special homemade mayo.


Grilled Barramundi

Grilled Burramundi fillet served with salad and chips and home made mayo.

What People are Saying

“A Knockout Steak”

“Only a few kilometres from the mighty Murray River sits this humble 1940s pub, home to a knockout steak grown by publican/farmer/butcher Richard McGillivray.” Sun Herald

“Fabulous food”

“Richard McGillivray, a farmer, butcher and publican who takes his beef seriously.” ” Tender, moist, slightly gamey and minerally, they are consistantly good. Richard Cornish

“Well worth the drive”

“You wont be disappointed when you taste the greatest pub food in Australia and the Gunbower Hotel! Just my opinion, but one of Richards steaks with a glass of Carriages Red can’t be beaten and is unbelievable value for money.” Mark Echuca

“An absolute must”

“If you are driving anywhere near Gunbower near Echuca in Victoria, you must treat yourself to great hospitality and traditional pub food. Something for the whole family from steak to vegetarian” Marie Melbourne

Where we are

Open 6 Days

CLOSED MONDAYS (Except for long weekends and school holidays)

MEALS 12:00noon – 2:00pm 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Ph (03) 5487 1214


Contact Us
Address: 18-20 Murray Valley Highway, Gunbower VIC 3566
Phone: (03) 5487 1214   | Need to book a function, accommodation or table? Phone or email us now!

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