Private function rooms Over looking the bay Fully licensed bar Located in the Heart Of Williamstown Suitable for any occasions

A Unique Dining Experience

The Customs House Hotel is located in the heart of Williamstown’s Restaurant precinct, overlooking Commonwealth Reserve and Port Phillip Bay. Take pleasure in one of our three open fire places, strong variety of beers on tap and wide-ranging wine list, including our impressive Cellar Collection. Whether you\'re looking for an A La Carte experience or a laid back meal, you\'re sure to find what you want at Customs House Hotel. Choose from our Light Meals, Traditional Pub or A La Carte menu. Ideal for that large group gathering, a small get together or business lunch. Customs House Hotel can provide dining for up to 160 people or the private use of our conference and meeting facilities. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in front one of our three fireplaces and in the warmer months head for the outdoor seating and a view of the bay.

Weekly Gig Guide


Trivia from 7pm


Captain Spalding Every friday


TDKS Karaoke from 9pm


Michelle Gardiner 2 – 5pm

Hours & Location

161 Nelson Pl, Williamstown VIC 3016
(03) 9397 8888


Sunday 10:00 am till late

Monday 10:00 am till late

Tuesday 10:00 am till late

Wednesday 10:00 am till late

Thursday 10:00 am till late

Friday 10:00 am till late

Saturday 10:00 am till late

licensed till 1am

About Us

The Customs House Hotel is situated in the heart of Williamstown’s restaurant precinct. Views of Port Phillip Bay and the city skyline ensure a picturesque location for your special event. The customs house hotel was established in 1874, by master brewer William John Disher& was first licensed as Disher’s Hotel in March 1874. It has been known by many names since then & has had to fight for survival with the licensing authorities many times, but has prospered for over 130 years.

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