Play Well

All major sporting events televised live on large screens. Live music Sunday afternoons. Trivia Nights every Thursday. Wine and beer dinners. Check our calendar of events on our Play Well page.

Eat Well

Seasonal lunch & dinner meals are a key feature at the Packet. Great steaks, seafood and salads are specialities as well as our take on timeless dishes and classic pub food. Vegetarian, vegan & gluten free food options.

Drink Well

Our bar houses a total of 16 beer taps, pouring 13 beers and ciders. Our new wine list features old favourites and a new cellar selection section and we now offer a great range of cocktails.

Welcome to the 'Packet'

The Steam Packet Hotel in Williamstown is one of the oldest licensed hotels in Melbourne.  Originally built in 1839 as the "Ship Inn", the pub was rebuilt after a fire in 1863 as the Steam Packet Hotel. 

The Packet was one of the first pubs in Melbourne to embrace the craft beer movement and has 16 taps serving 13 different beers and ciders. We are regarded by locals as the best place in Williamstown to watch sport. With two separate Foxtel feeds, 4 big screen TVs and 2 100" project screens, you will never miss a minute of your favorite sporting event.

New owners took over the pub in August 2016, who renovated the venue and has kitchen been re-invigorated with new lunch and dinner offerings. We now have seasonal menus that highlight the best produce available, as well as a selection of classic pub grub.  Whilst our new wine list showcases the best wines from Australia and across the globe.

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