Tiny town’s classic pub yours to own and operate

The Commercial Hotel in Woods Point is for sale.
The Commercial Hotel in Woods Point is for sale.

A mining town with a population of “about 14” on the banks of the Goulburn River is looking for someone new to run their cherished pub.

The Woods Point watering hole at 22 Bridge St is on the market with a $550,000-$595,000 price guide.

Harcourts Mansfield agent Dean Shipley says the Commercial Hotel is an important landmark for the tiny town, which he estimates has about 14 residents.

The typical Aussie pub is a local landmark.

“There are two mines that operate not far from there and the miners keep the pub going,” Shipley says.

“But there’s also a huge tourist population, which keeps it going over Christmas and the holidays. It’s the only place for miles around where you can get a beer.”

He calls the listing a “typical Australian pub”, with “no craft beer, pineapple beer or raspberry beer” available.

It’s the only pub in the mining town.

There’s only one tap behind the bar.

“There is only one tap behind the bar and it only serves beer … I’m pretty sure it’s Carlton Draught,” Shipley says.

“The owner deliberately didn’t put any more taps in, because if you give people too much choice it takes up too much time.”

The town has a tiny population.

A beer garden for the summer months.

The 1940s country pub also includes 12 rooms of accommodation, a beer garden, breakfast lounge and kitchen.

The freehold sale includes everything inside, including a variety of mining knick-knacks, vintage furniture and a pool table.

The pub is up for private sale.

This article from The Herald Sun originally appeared as “Commercial Hotel, Woods Point: Classic pub for sale, no craft beer”.