The hotel is owned and run operated by the Taylor family, who have a long history in the hospitality industry owning venues in Victoria and South Australia since the 1970s. The family’s experience spans three generations of Taylors. And the current Taylor Group general manager, Joel Taylor, is working on the fourth generation as we speak.

Joel’s father John, mother Toni and grandmother Betty owned and operated The Barwon Heads Hotel from 1978 until 1997 and now Joel and John are back to usher in the new era since October 2017. It was first established in the 1920s and have begun the full refurbishment of the venue.

We understand what the community want and need, and have channelled that knowledge and expertise into creating the perfect venue for locals and visitors alike.

On a day-to-day basis, you’ll find the manager Susie is ‘on the ground’ talking to patrons, most of who they know by name, pulling beers and liaising with staff. And if she is not doing that, Susie and the management team are beavering away in the back room coming up with ideas of how they can make your experience better every day.

The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into the hotel is the welcoming and professional staff. It’s something that everybody who works at the venue prides themselves on. Whether it’s a “hi” as you walk in, a cheeky joke while you’re getting your cocktail shaken, or going the extra mile to make sure you have a great experience, our staff are here to help.