The Coach’s history is engraved in the Ringwood community. The hotel has been a long standing provider of entertainment for the district, and a meeting place for locals and travellers alike, dating right back to the mid 1800’s.
The Coach has had many faces over the years. Originally located across the road, at 20 Maroondah Highway, the old site would today be located on top of the Eastlink Freeway.
The original hotel, believed to be constructed of logs, was erected c1850. Initially called the Old Log Cabin Inn, patronage grew steadily, much due to the hotel being a stopping place for Cobb & Co, and the name eventually became the Coach and Horses. The original hotel was burnt down in 1907, and a brick Edwardian building built to replace it.
In 1939, the hotel moved to new premises (left), which still stands and operates today, on the other side of the Maroondah Highway.
It’s certainly an exciting period in the life of The Coach.
Throughout 2017, the hotel is to be extensively renovated and new areas developed and provided to patrons.
There will be a brand new Café area, perfect for that afternoon coffee and cake. The Bistro area is also getting a facelift offering you the best in Food & Beverage. Not to mention the relocation of the Sportsbar, with a specialised menu and beautifully developed Alfresco area, it will be the perfect place to watch the game, or simply enjoy a beverage and relax in the sunshine.
Whatever your preference, there will always be something to do at The Coach.