Mickey Bourkes Koroit Hotel

Established in 1853 and purchased by the Bourke family in 1920, this renowned hotel has retained its Irish integrity and character.

Take pleasure in a good yarn with a local over a smooth Guinness on tap, enjoy live music, or dine in the hotel's unique home-style restaurant, in which Irish favourites are a feature. 

Bed and breakfast accommodation is also available to experience the charm of the hotel.

A bit of our history.....

Koroit Hotel was Established in 1853 by David McLaws a Scottish carpenter and pioneer.  McLaws built a two-storey bluestone hotel with large stables erected at the rear and in 1869, an assembly room was added to be used for concerts, dances, lectures, auctions and other public meetings.

In 1877, he sold the land and buildings to Robert Bruce, a local State Parliamentarian.  Bruce altered the exterior of the hotel by rendering the bluestone walls with plaster and rough cast.  In the early part of the 20th century, the subsequent owner, J.F.Duffus, also a State Parliamentarian, commissioned a leading architect to remodel the exterior as a spectacular elaborate Art Noveau styled hotel, known as the "Menzies of the Bush."

Upon Duffus' death in 1922 the hotel was sold to Edmund (Neddy) Bourke.  The hotel earned an outstanding reputation under the management of Michael Bourke, the son of Edmund, and owned by the Bourke family from 1922 to 2000.  The hotel has always been a popular venue for Irish music and draws a grand crowd for St Patrick's Day celebrations.

The fifth owners of the hotel, in its 150 years, Bruce and Wendy Murley have brought the hotel back to life again being the centre of the annual Lake School of Celtic Song, Music and Dance, Koroit Irish Festival and links with the Port Fairy Folk Festival.  The hotel has strong hsitory ties with the town's Irish heritage an icon and meeting place for the community of Koroit.

Dining at Mickey Bourkes




Gigs / Live Music

Here you will find our schedule of upcoming Gigs / Live music 

Contact us for upcoming gigs on 5565 8201.


Hotel Accommodation


Family Room

$110 per night

  • One double bed plus 2 singles
  • Shared bathroom
  • Continental breakfast in our breakfast room

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Double Room

$90 per night

  • Double bed with four poster bed
  • Shared bathroom
  • Continental breakfast in our breakfast room

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Twin Room

Twin  Room $90 per night
Twin Single $60 per night

  • Twin singles
  • Shared bathroom
  • Continental breakfast in our breakfast room

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Our Facilities



Take pleasure in a good yarn with a local over a smooth Guinness on tap and enjoy live music on Fridays.


Restaurant / Dining

Mickey Bourkes is open 7 days and features our special blackboard menu.  Come and enjoy a relaxed pub meal or catch up with mates over a pint or two.

Lunch 12 to 2 pm
Dinner 6 to 8 pm
Lunch 12 to 2 pm
Dinner 6 to 9 pm
Sample Dinner Menu
Beef & Guinness Pie (our specialty)


View Sample Dinner Menu

Seafood Platter $25
Oven Roasted Chicken Breast $23
Beef & Guinness Pie $19
Irish Stew $14
Beer Battered Fish (GF Grilled) $21
Chicken Parmigiana (10 varieties) $19
Lamb Shank $25



View Sample Lunch Menu

Potato Wedges with Sour Cream & Sweet Chili Sauce $8.50
Beef & Guinness Pie $17
Beer Battered Fish $17
Seafood Platter $17 

View Takeaway Menu

Please allow 30 minutes Cooking Time for Take Away Orders

Available the following times:
Sun - Thu:  12-2pm & 6-8pm
Fri - Sat:  12-2pm & 6-9pm

Starters, Mains and Desserts available

Tempura Prawns with an Asian Salad $19
Beer Battered Fish & Chips $19
Roast with Potatoes and Veges $20
Chicken Parma Salad & Chips $18

Kids Menu

Drink, Main & Icecream  $10

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