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Opened 14th August 1965. It was named after the Edendale Dairy factory brand "Pioneer no 36". 


Address - 14 Ferry Road, Edendale, 9825
Phone / Fax - (03) 206 6890
Email -

Manager - Sam Harpur

Assistant - Gail Yearbury


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  • Hometown liquormart bottlestore
  • Recently renovated bar
  • Pool table and dart board
  • Gaming machines
  • Bistro meals
  • Sky TV on extra large screen
  • Full TAB facilities
  • Garden bar
  • Lounge bar available for meetings and private functions
  • Regular entertainment
  • Courtesy coach available locally
  • ATM & EFTPOS facilities available 


The Pioneer Tavern has 6 motel units available

  • Single, Double and Twin rooms are available from $120.00
  • Extra guests - $20.00
  • Family rates and long term rates available
  • Guest laundry
  • All units have full cooking facilities
  • Bistro meals are available from Friday to Sunday
  • Meals are available Monday to Thursday by arrangement - please call to discuss
  • Ample parking

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  • Open 6 - 9pm, Friday to Saturday 
  • Competitively priced meals.  

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