Bendigo’s Iconic Black Swan Hotel Reopens with A New Vision

The historic Black Swan Hotel in Bendigo has officially re-opened on Easter Saturday after seven years of closure. Owner, Dr. Dugal James purchased the historic McCrae Street address four years ago, and has undertaken significant renovation to restore the property, refurbishing all the facilities, restoring natural light and renovating the bar areas with a sophisticated vision.

Dr James is one of Australia’s most significant collectors of Indian Motorcycles, and key pieces of his collection are on display throughout the venue.  “We have incorporated a range of images, memorabilia and restored bikes into the contemporary decor, creating an inviting space to socialise with friends,” said Dr James. “The bikes add a new element to the historic features of the building, which is primarily a bar with lounge areas at ground level, a function space above, and soon, the fully renovated underground cellar bar will also open to the public” he added.

The opening comes after many frustrating delays caused by COVID-19 and will include light food options and in-time live entertainment.
Hotel Manager Peter Phillips said that the venue will be an attractive space for all ages and features an exclusive local wine and beverage list.
“It’s been a while coming, the comprehensive refurbishment has breathed new life into the building, which will be open every Thursday through to Sunday from 11.30am to 11.30pm”.

“We have carefully and deliberately sourced excellent local products to ensure the offering is one of quality and consistency, and that we are showcasing the best of the region”.

“We are beyond excited that we have finally opened the doors to the public the patrons love what has been created”.

The Black Swan Hotel, located at 117 McCrae Street Bendigo is open on Thursday, Friday,
Saturday, Sunday from 11.30am to 11.30pm each day.
Enquiries: – Peter Phillips – 0411 112 867