Fodor's Expert Review Merrijig Inn

1 Campbell St., Port Fairy, Victoria, 3284, Australia

One of Victoria's oldest inns, this beautifully restored 1841 Georgian-style building overlooks Port Fairy's working wharf from King George Square. The locally sourced seasonal dishes on the daily changing menu may include ingredients like fresh-off-the-trawler seafood, bacon and pork from nearby Greenvale Farm, buffalo cheese from Shaw River, and organic apple juice from a local heritage orchard. The restaurant is closed Tuesday and Wednesday and serves dinner only. Accommodations are a mix of its popular ground-floor queen suites with snug sitting rooms and iPod docking stations and the cheaper storybook attic bedrooms. The roaring fireplaces are perfect for whiling away the hours with a good book. Breakfast is served in the light-filled conservatory with views of the charming cottage garden.

PROS

  • Cute and cozy
  • Great food
  • Roaring fire in winter

CONS

  • Upstairs rooms have character, but they're small
  • Restaurant is closed midweek
  • Books out fast

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-5568–2324

HOTEL DETAILS

8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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