The Lancefield and Romsey district is a rich, fertile area known for its agriculture.

The wealth in the area established many fine buildings with historical significance. The Burke and Wills expedition camped at Lancefield before attempting to reach the top of Australia, so we know it’s a great spot to start your journey too. With Lancefield and Romsey less than 10 minutes apart, we’ve quizzed some friendly businesses about those around them. You can feel the spirit of Lancefield and Romsey alive in their answers.


STAY

Lancefield Guesthouse
71 Main Road, Lancefield
03 5429 1613
lancefieldguesthouse.com.au

Let’s start our journey where many have no doubt visited over the years. Lancefield Guesthouse has been a pub, a hospital and a family home… or more like a mansion in its 150 years. With 16 rooms, conference centre and underground cellar it has earned an excellent reputation for hosting group stays. Whether that be your local sewing group, a bunch of friends who love visiting wineries together, business colleagues and even family reunions, many have returned over and over once they have experienced Kate and Peter’s care and attentiveness. As well as accommodation, Peter can provide tour services for groups sizes between 8 and 21. This takes the stress out of getting around and he knows all the best spots to visit, including gardens, wineries, distilleries and restaurants.

Lancefield Guesthouse → Granite Hills Winery


DRINK

Granite Hills
1481 Burke and Wills Track, Baynton
03 5423 7273
granitehills.com.au

“I’m often taking guests on wine tours and some of them know a lot about wine. When this is the case, I know they will be thrilled to meet Llew and Andrea Knight at Granite Hills. Llew is a second-generation winemaker, having learnt his skills from his father Gordon, one of the first to establish vines in the region. It is one of, if not the ultimate, experience and representation of our best cool-climate wines. Granite Hills is always open and they are generous with their time and knowledge. My guests walk away with reverence for what they do. I always suggest that they try Llew’s reisling. All his wines are great, but his reisling is particularly special and has been recognised year in year out with awards.” – Peter, Lancefield Guesthouse

Granite Hills Winery → Evan's Bistro, Bar and Garden


EAT

Evan’s Bistro and Bar
119A Main Street, Romsey
03 5429 5111
evansbistro.com.au

“Helen and Andy have made such a difference to Romsey. Evan’s Bistro, Bar and Garden has become the place to relax with a beautiful beer garden. Their new outdoor dining bubbles look like such fun and will be a dream to use in winter. I particularly like that they are committed to supporting those around them. They have lots of events featuring our best local music acts, their menu is full of fresh ingredients from around the area and yes, you’ll find Macedon Ranges wines (like ours!) there too. It has a fun vibe that is welcoming for regulars and those stopping by for the first time..” – Andrea, Granite Hills

Evan's Bistro, Bar and Garden → Brittney Kate


UNWIND

Brittney Kate
119 Main Street, Romsey
0481 381 242
brittneykate.com.au

Britney Kate Chris Turner Photo uai

“I don’t know about you, but isn’t a beauty treatment the ultimate gift to yourself when you’re away for the weekend? If you have a chance to visit Brittney Kate, you will walk away feeling younger, energised and, of course, stunning! Healing is her number one focus and she is conscientious about skin analysis and matching a tailor-made treatment. You’ll find things like LED light healing, Hydropod with vichy shower, aromatherapy, facials, henna, ombre tattooing and even eyelash lifts and tints. She faced a challenging time in 2020, yet she has overcome obstacles and continues to add to her range of treatments and beauty services.” – Helen, Evan’s Bistro and Bar

Brittney Kate → Verdure


EAT AGAIN

Verdure
106a Main Street, Romsey
03 5429 6567
verdure.com.au

Verdure Chris Turner Photo 6 uai

“Verdure is hands down the place to go in Romsey for breakfast, lunch and coffee. It has a cosy, homely feel and if you visit often enough, they recognise you and take care in saying hello. Their menu is delicious, full of healthy choices and local things to try. Dog owners can walk to Verdure and take advantage of the lovely outdoor area out the back and new tables out the front. Cassy, the owner, is lovely, bright and attentive. You can see this also in her team and everything they do.” – Brittney, Brittney Kate

About the author

narenna
Narenna Bloomfield, Daylesford Macedon Tourism
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Narenna is a country girl at heart, growing up on a dairy farm north of Bendigo. Now living in Kyneton, (her husband’s hometown) she is a busy mum of three littlies. She loves gardening, baking, photography and getting out and about in the area. A favourite day in the region would be a weekly shop at a farmers’ market, meandering through an open garden and finishing with a dinner in one of the acclaimed restaurants along Piper Street, Kyneton.

Chris Turner
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Living and working in the Daylesford Hepburn region for five years now, this place and its people are special. It’s residents are truely the essence of what separates this region from others. The creators, the artists, chefs, furniture makers, entrepreneurs and the beautiful surrounds have inspired me to create some of my best photography work.