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Hawthorn’s Auburn Hotel will be cooling patrons down on Australia Day with complimentary Messina ice cream to celebrate. The World Loves Melbourne recently visited the renovated Auburn Hotel and we were impressed with the new experience. The addition of a Messina pop-up on Australia Day is highly innovative.

The Messina pop-up will be serving a selection of flavours including: salted caramel and white chocolate, mango sorbet and chocolate chip.

For those feeling patriotic, a special limited edition Aussie Day flavour will also be on offer.

The Auburn Hotel’s recently refurbished beer garden is an ideal space for families and groups to enjoy the public holiday, with an array of outdoor seating and play pen for children. The beer garden has doubled in size, stretching out over the former car park with Astroturf, tables and picnic benches- perfect for summer sipping.

And it wouldn’t be Australia Day without Triple J’s Hottest 100 tunes streaming live.

Guests can enjoy this year’s count down while feasting The Auburn Hotel’s hearty a la cart menu.


Patrons dining for lunch or stopping by for a drink will receive a token to redeem a complimentary ice cream from the Messina gelato bar between 2pm-late afternoon, courtesy of The Auburn Hotel.

Reclaiming its former name, the family friendly venue reopened as The Auburn Hotel last year after undergoing renovations, it had previously operated as the Geebung Polo Club for 18 years. The extended beer garden is just one of many changes to the venue, with the addition of a wine room, renovated dining space and extensive new menu.