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The General

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Great Alpine Road | 1 Great Alpine Road, Mount Hotham, Victoria 3741, Australia
+61 3 5759 3523
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (40 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
“nachos” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Great Alpine Road | 1 Great Alpine Road, Mount Hotham, Victoria 3741, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotham's MVP of pubs. The only year-round venue and in winter it really is kickin'. The only downside is the price $16 for a rum and ginger beer!!?? I thought i must have accidentally ordered two. See the thing is I've never bought any more...More

Thank damonsnomad
Mountaindreaminggeny, Owner at The General, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hi damonsnomad, thank you for your positive comments re the vibe of the Genny. Re your pricing dilemma. Our basic spirits are priced at $9 but when you add Bundaberg dry ginger in a can we have to sell you the whole can at an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to stop for a meal views of Victorian high country from dining room are amazing. Great view great staff and tasty food.

Thank 818ShirleyT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great view & staff. Food is really nice and The General is great for a hot chocolate in the winter or a beer in the summer, worth a visit!

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We stayed at Mountain Dreaming apartments (located below The General) and ate in the restaurant and can recommend the fish and chips as well as the beer! The bar / restaurant was usually busy irrespective of the time of day as when we visited was...More

Thank Clive383
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We had 16 of us ride up Mt Hotham on the weekend. As the heavens opened up and drenched us all we finally arrived to be welcomed with grr=eat coffee, freshly baked muffins and the "piste de resistance" clean towels to help us dry off....More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We went to the General in September at the end of the Ski Season. Most of the hotels in Mt Hotham were closed or had a limited menu. Not the General it had its full menu operating with great food and atmosphere. It was so...More

Thank TimothySt
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Great spot - great views - away from the central area - walking distance from lodge - 2 adults - five kids . Pizza was the hit of the night , great value in the snow and good atmosphere. Good buzz- friendly staff and helpfulMore

Thank eric-sworks
Mountaindreaminggeny, Owner at The General, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi, thank you for your kind comments. We always try and deliver, even at the end of the season, as our guests then are just as important to us as those that come in the thick of it. I am proud of my team being...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Beer on tap was average and expensive! Service was okay. Tables dirty, got ketchup on my gloves. Avoid. Much better options around like the bird or Arlberg.More

Thank FranniA
Mountaindreaminggeny, Owner at The General, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

I'm saddened to hear about your experience at the general. We are perhaps the most inexpensive venue on the mountain. We are also one of the busiest and often tables are left and reseated by guest themselves before we have a chance to clean the...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The General is a welcoming warm pub with great food, I went there all three nights I was up skiing and although you don't book I found space a a share table every time. I had the Scotch Fillet and it great the next night...More

Thank PfromAdelaide
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Chicken Parma was huge and easily the best I've ever had (even the fennel side salad went down a treat). Steak was incredible and at $40 was comparable price-wise with anything you'd get not on top of a mountain. 6 of us ate there 3...More

Thank Mel30th
Mountaindreaminggeny, Owner at The General, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hi, Thanks for the kind words and vote of confidence in eating with us for 3 consecutive night. It is such a great new menu this your packed with flavour and technique. Hopefully you will visit us again. stephen

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6 July 2015|
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Response from GeoffRanger | Reviewed this property |
Hi,also. We were there for a family function during February, so most of the restaurant would have been taken up by our party, although others would have been welcome. However, during the snow season it would be wise to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Alpine Road | 1 Great Alpine Road, Mount Hotham, Victoria 3741, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mount Hotham
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5759 3523
  • E-mail
Unique - Entertaining - Alive The General is your complete dining, entertainment, accommodation and shopping location when visiting Mt Hotham, conveniently located near the Big D All year around, The General is Mt Hotham's premier conference and meeting venue, offering full function, conference and wedding facilities from meetings for six through to weddings catering for up to one hundred and fifty people. Actvivities can be co-ordinated for your function.
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