About Hotel Shamrock

Management team

General Manager - Brendan Farrugia

Business Manager - Peter Jardine

Head Chef - Tim Seers

Café & Bar Supervisors - Amanda Houlden / Melissa Burnett

YardBird Bar Supervisor - Irma Rio

Functions Coordinator - Anna Jones

Gaming & Sports Bar Supervisor - Jessica Davies

History of the hotel


The hotel grew out of a restaurant, the Royal Exchange, opened by Joseph Carncross in early 1854. In August of that year, Carncross sold his theatre and restaurant to William “Billy” Heffernan and John Crowley.

Heffernan, the senior partner, was a man of enterprise. A liquor license was soon obtained, and a hotel and concert hall
erected on this site. Not surprisingly, they called it the “Shamrock”.

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Explore Bendigo

Bendigo has more than meets the eye

Boasting beautiful streets created from one of the world’s greatest gold rushes. Every visit will reveal new surprises and experiences.

There is always so much happening in our beautiful city From shopping, beautiful parks, entertainment for the kids
For more information

For ideas of what to do next time you come to Bendigo, please visit Bendigo Tourism 


Corner of Pall Mall & Williamson St Bendigo, VIC 3550 


E: info@hotelshamrock.com.au
Phone: 5443 0333
PO BOX 1010, Bendigo