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The first Franklin Tavern began life in 1846 as a general store situated higher up on the hill. Licensee Elijah Brown decided to move the hotel closer to the road in 1853 – it became the Franklin Hotel and was later renamed the Federal Hotel.
In 1979 the present owner, Kon Reitler, purchased the hotel and undertook an extensive restoration program, changing the name to Franklin Tavern.
Today you can sit by the cosy log fire and soak up the old world ambiance whilst enjoying friendly service, great food and good wine.
Pop in for a drink. You'll find our friendly staff are waiting to take your order and pour your next drink. Enjoy a meal with family or friends, a quite drink, or get rowdy in the TAB. Come on down and say Hi! Relax with a game of Pool and a few cold ones.
Geeveston Golf Club is a nine-hole country golf club at Geeveston in the Huon Valley.
Geeveston’s location in the southern forests dictate its weather pattern.
It may be slightly cooler at any time of the year, so always make sure you have a warm jacket and wet weather gear.
To reach Geeveston from Hobart, take the Highway A6 to Huonville and continue through Franklin, home of the Wooden Boat School, to Geeveston.