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59 High Street, Rushworth
Victoria 3612

P. 5856 2113

Criterion Hotel Rushworth

Welcome to The Criterion Hotel Bar & Bistro.

The Criterion Hotel Rushworth is better known by the locals as “The Top Pub”. Serving Lunch and Dinner 6 days a week – Tuesday to Sunday in our bar and ladies lounge. On Friday and Saturday nights let our friendly staff serve you in our bistro. The bistro offers great service, a newly updated menu, open fires and a cosy atmosphere.

If you’re looking to impress at your next function, let our professional staff assist you in organising a stress-free event which caters to your needs. We are also able to accomodate any budget. To book, visit the ‘contact us’ page, or phone (03) 58562113.


The Criterion Hotel Rushworth is better known by the locals as “The Top Pub”.

The building was built by John Brideson in January 1856. The original construction consisted of a slab building with a dirt floor, and with the help of local builders they erected the two-story addition which remains today.

This extension included the public bar, dining room, billiard hall and a functions room which also served as a dance hall. The original kitchen and stables remain today. The outside balcony with wrought iron balustrade at the first floor was demolished in the 1950s.

The Criterion Hotel has seen many friendly faces over the years and is happy to announce its new ownership by Danny Horne. Danny and his friendly staff have worked together to uphold the country family friendly atmosphere and look forward to serving you.