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Imperial Hotel Avenel, AVENEL, VIC

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17 Mitchell St
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03 5796 2418
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The new owner of the mid-19th century Imperial Hotel, in Avenel, Victoria, need only walk a few hundred metres to a creek where he can best reflect on his debt to the bushranger Ned Kelly.

Avenel-born Bill Shelton, 68, says it is close to the likely spot where a 10-year-old Kelly saved Shelton's grandfather, Richard, aged 7, from drowning in the swollen Hughes Creek.

"He was a champion bloke, an absolute bloody champion," Mr Shelton said of Kelly, whose family lived there for a few years before they moved to Eleven Mile Creek after Ned's father died in 1866. "Because of him, here I sit."

The Avenel Pub and will install a district information centre, celebrating, among other things, Ned Kelly's boyhood.

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Reviews (1)

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Country Hospitality - Cold beer and fresh cooked to Order Pub Food

1 year 8 months ago

The Avenel Pub is a small country pub with decor reminiscent of the 70's.
What keeps people coming back is the great atmosphere and for me the, food served here.

The food is fresh. The parma night on Wednesday will see Stacey in the kitchen working with chicken fillets to turn them into parma's for the nights service. Hand tenderising and crumbing, not a mechanical device here to do the work.

The owner Dave has his own brew on tap and it is fast becoming a favorite with the regulars.

Thursday night is the local's Whiskey Club, not sure on the exact details, but anything you need to know about farming and other matters can be discussed here on a Thursday from 5.00 pm.


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