Only 70km north of Melbourne, the township of Lancefield has the classic air of a pastoral working town with an arts, antiques and culinary edge that is bound to surprise. Curragh Farm B&B is approximately 3 kilometres from Lancefield township and 5 kilometres from Romsey township.
The Lancefield Farmers Market is an award winning highlight of the market calendar in the Macedon Ranges. Every fourth Saturday of the month, locals journey from all corners of the region to the shady median strip of Main Street for spuds and veggies, livestock, organic meat, fresh honey, olive oils and more.
On the arts scene, the colourful Mad Gallery has ever-changing exhibitions of affordable contemporary art, serving food and coffee in the main gallery seven days a week. The renovated iconic building ‘The Macedonia’ open on weekends, has three floors of antiques and art with a café and winebar, and dominates the junction into town .
The Burke and Wills Track is an unmatched scenic drive through some of the most evocative Australian bushland you will see, past cellar doors such as Granite Hills on the alternate route to Kyneton. Curly Flat Winery on Collivers Road exports Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and the world.
The indigenous history of the area is dense, with the greenstone flint quarry on nearby Mt William being a significant and powerful site for local aboriginal people. Further local information can be found at the Visitor Information Outlet located on Main Road, close to town.
Restaurants, cafes & pubs
Mad Gallery – 19 High Street Lancefield
Mad Gallery displays contemporary fine art. The cafe has the areas finest coffee or your money back! Also has hand made buttons, textiles, jewellery, pottery and cards.
Aspy Cafe – 62 High Street Lancefield
Modern Australia cuisine -delicious plentiful food. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Soltan Pepper – 118 Main Road Romsey
A’la carte restaurant featuring a warm, cosy atmosphere - enjoy local wines and country style Australian cuisine.
Lancefield Hotel – 2 High Street, Lancefield Established 1880’s this country pub boasts friendly staff and fine dining. Enjoy hearty bar meals in the charming outdoor area or dining room.
Local attractions & Events
- Lancefield & District Farmers Market – Held on the 4th Saturday of the month (3rd Saturday in Dec.) has 50 – 60 stalls with a great selection of fresh produce, mostly organically produced alongside regional wines, honey, eggs, bread, pastries, fruit trees, herbs, stockfeed, preserves, fresh pasta, olive oil, cheeses, meats and much much more.
- Curly Flat Winery – situated at 263 Collivers Road, Lancefield (approximately 4 km from Curragh Farm B&B) was established in 1989. The plantings are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
- Budburst Wine and Food Festival –
A celebration of wine, food and lifestyle of Macedon Ranges. Wineries in the immediate area include – Granite Hills, Hanging Rock Winery, Mount William Winery and Rowanston on the Track.
- Lancefield Park – 69 Chauncey Street, Lancefield where the annual Lancefield Agricultural Show and Swap Meet are held.