The Sherlock Holmes Inn, Melbourne, Australia…..

 The game's afoot: The Sherlock Holmes in Collins Street.

The game’s afoot: The Sherlock Holmes in Collins Street. Photo: Chloe Carbines

Chris Canty

The Sherlock Holmes Inn

They may not have seen much daylight the last seven years, but for husband and wife team  Gary and Melanie Kirwan at the Sherlock Holmes Inn, it’s all about the people. “We’re a bit like a country pub in the city,” Gary says. From the solitary door on Collins St, head down to exposed bricks, wooden beams and comfy nooks. A comforting English menu is at hand, especially Mrs Hudson’s (aka Sherlock’s landlady) steak and mushroom in ale pie. There are 18 beers on tap, as well as a mulled cider to warm the cockles. 415 Collins Street; 9629 1146;

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