The management team at the Lost Watering Hole with Mary-Anne Thomas. ​

Lancefield’s Lost Watering Hole brewery and restaurant has now been operating for several months, helping to bolster the tourism industry of the Macedon Ranges.

The independent brewery has produced 2000 litres of beer per week since December 2022 and has served a total of 14,000 meals at its restaurant since opening.

Member for Macedon Ranges Mary-Anne Thomas said she was proud to see the Lost Watering Hole flourishing with the support of State Government funding.

“It’s fantastic to be able to support innovative new businesses, creating jobs and putting the spotlight on regional Victoria as a world-class producer of fine food products,” she said.

“The Lost Watering Hole is becoming a popular attraction for tourists and locals looking for unique food-focused experiences in the beautiful Macedon Ranges.”

The brewery celebrates the history of the area including its proximity to one of Australia’s richest fossil deposits of extinct species, which were discovered by a well-digger in the late 19th century.

Animals such as the giant kangaroo and giant wombat feature at the brewery in the form of embedded fossils in the floor and some of the Lost Watering Hole’s branded beers.

The brewery has been supported by the Regional Jobs Fund through the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund to help encourage tourists to visit and experience regional businesses. For more information, visit www.rdv.vic.gov.au/rjif.