Matilda Bay Brewery

Eat & Drink
Matilda Bay Brewery was launched in 1983 with a mission to prove there was life beyond lager; to wake up drinkers to what great beer, brewed properly, could be. It would be fair to say it birthed the craft movement, brewing now classic beers like the unpronounceable Summer Weizen (quickly renamed Redback in 1987) and the dark lager Dogbolter, with its wildly ranging ABV.

After parting ways with Matilda Bay in the 90s, original founder Phil Sexton is back, on a mission to rebuild Matilda Bay, with a new brewery and pub in Victoria’s Yarra Valley on the site where Giant Steps Wine used to occupy. Head Brewer Harry Sexton, Phil’s son, and the brewing team are busy reinventing their greatest hits, and launching a couple of new ones too, taking advantage of the Yarra Valley’s pure spring water and pristine environment.

Complete with an enormous welcoming bar and lots of weeknight activities, supporting local artists, producers and brewers. On weekends you’ll be able to experience brewery tours through the brand-new stainless tanks and sample the freshest beer possible.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Takeaway Available
  • Bar
  • Coach Parking
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Entertainment
  • Live Music
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Online Orders


  • Climate Active Carbon Neutral Certification
  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe
  • HACCP Food Safety Certification
  • Free Wifi
  • Fully licensed
  • Between $20 and $30
  • Between $20 and $40
  • Australian
  • Bar
  • Beverage
  • Classic Australian
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Hamburgers
  • Healthy Food
  • Light Meals
  • Modern Australian
  • Pizza or Wood fired Pizza
  • Pub
  • Seafood
  • Share Plates
  • Steak
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Woodfired Cooking
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch


  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
Bookings & Enquiries
336 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, 3777, Australia