The genius’ behind Melbourne’s music institution The Old Bar have just announced their newest venture: The Carringbush Hotel.

This Hotel is one of Abbotsford’s oldest treasures and has been around since 1889. It was originally called The Friendly Societies Hotel – a name that still adorns the façade.

The Carringbush Hotel, Western Sydney's newest Vegan and Vegetarian Pub
Credit: Emma-Jane Johnston

The team includes owners Joel Morrison, Liam Matthews, and Singa Unlayiti, along with General Manager, Jen Drane. They have breathed a new life into the Pub by focusing strongly on sustainability, a meat-free menu (which is largely vegan), all wine on tap, no packaged beer, eco-friendly reusable metal straws, ethical plates, environmentally friendly lighting and heating.

This is TRUE guilt-free dining!

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The Carringbush Hotel beer taps
Credit: Emma-Jane Johnston

Head Chef Roxanne Olsen, who is also the bassist for local band Glomesh, has brought her diverse experience to The Carringbush. She meticulously researched ingredients to ensure her meat-free dishes live up to the pub’s commitment to sustainability, without sacrificing flavour.

Roxanne’s current menu creations include her Halloumi & Mushroom Burger, Sweet Potato Steak, Chilli Non Carne, Vegetable Charcuterie Plate, Chocolate Stout Black, Maple Teriyaki Tofu, Forest Cake, Mango Coconut Tart, plus a separate Kids Menu.

The Carringbush's Sweet Potato Steak
Sweet Potato Steak
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“We are working hard to be a pub that enjoys the benefit of delicious food and drink, without costing the earth. Our food and drink range has been carefully selected to meet a high-quality standard, that also works to support small and independent local business whilst minimising our global footprint,” explains owner Liam Matthews.

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The Carringbush's Beer Battered Cauliflower
Beer Battered Cauliflower
Credite: Emma-Jane Johnson


228 Langridge Street, Abbotsford
Sunday – Thursday:11am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 12am

Lunch Special
One free pot of beer with any main meal
21 taps to choose from
Monday – Friday 11am – 2pm daily

Happy Hour
$8 Pints
21 beers to choose from
4 – 6pm, 7 days a week

“Fact Hunt Trivia” with Tristan Harris (RRR)
Monthly – Tuesday nights commencing Tuesday 19 March

The Carringbush's Falafel Burger
Falafel Burger
Credit: Emma-Jane Johnson

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