When you enter this lovely old building, you have a feeling of having stepped back in time to a gentler era - the dark, timbered walls and bar, button-backed leather Chesterfield sofas - the hallmarks of the quintessential English touch. Decorated with London Tube maps, and other trinketry, offering various Irish, English and Scottish beers, it is one of Melbourne's friendliest pubs.
Sprawling over three levels on the corner of Bourke St. and Exhibition St., the E&W is just the spot for a quiet drink or a night out. There is music most nights, and with a DJ and live music on Saturday nights it gets very lively. With food prices ranging from $15 up and generous servings, you will find that from the backpacker to the well-heeled there is something for everbody. So next time you're in Melbourne pop into the E&W and check it out.