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The Frying Pan Inn is a fun-filled bar and grill in the heart of Falls Creek’s famous Village Bowl. Patrons enjoy classic craft beers and superbly-prepared BBQ dishes in an elegant rustic-inspired pub atmosphere.


Photo: Frying Pan Inn circa 2015
1959


Photo: Aus News and Info Bureau / Keith Byron / Australian Archives

FALLS CREEK’s NEW START

The completion of the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme in 1959 marked a new start for Falls Creek, as the village moved from being an offshoot to a major construction site into being an alpine tourism resort valued and promoted by state government agencies.

1961

The Bowl’s lift

These fresh beginings coincided with major new investments in the lift capacity here at The Bowl and these are clearly shown in the 1961 map of the village.

At this time the leases for the on snow facilities to be located alongside the new T-bars were vacant.


Photo: The Bowl map circa 1961
1964


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FRYING PAN INN GROUP

All this changed in 1964 however when the Frying Pan Inn group consisting of Bill Bridgford, Geof Henke and L G Morrison got a license to construct their restaurant here.

1965

Establishment

Open in time for the 1965 season, the Frying Pan venue was damaged by fire in 1967. Subsequent renovations dragged on until 1973 when things were back up and running smoothly.

The Frying Pan today is famous for its Apres drinks and darts. This location has always been known as the central hub of The Bowl. Facilities once located here include the Old Race Hut and also the Ski School Meeting Point.


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Location

4 Village Bowl Court,
Falls Creek, VIC 3699

Opening Hours

MONDAY – SUNDAY
We’re currently preparing for Winter &
will be closed until the 24th of May

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