SAUSAGE FEST – Monday 22 to Sunday 28 October
Builders Arms Hotel – Sausage Festival 2018

Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th October

The Builders Arms Hotel annual Sausage Festival sees a week dedicated to the noble banger – where we take a trip around the world, one sausage at a time. This year there’s Danish smoked franks, Italian cotechino and of course, Choucroute Garnie, a French pork party that’s not for the faint of heart.

In The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten describes Choucroute Garnie as cabbage “simmered with wine and spices and everything an Alsatian pig can contribute to man’s well-being – its sturdy knuckles and shanks, its dainty feet and meaty jowls, its mirthful belly and brawny shoulders.”

All dishes are available for lunch and dinner every day during our Sausage Festival.


The Sausage Spread
Available every day of the festival

Choucroute Garnie
The mother of all sausage dishes – three types of sausages with three types of pork, potatoes, served on sauerkraut with mustard 
Danish Hot Dog
Smoked frankfurt, Builders Arms Hotel sweet mustard, crispy onions & pickles  
Blood Sausage
House-made, served on toast with smoked tomato & parsley salad
Cotechino Sausage
Poached & grilled, with braised lentils salsa verde & mustard fruits
The People’s Sausage
(from Wednesday 24th)
The winning wiener served with potato mash & gravy 



This year we invite you – the good people of Melbourne – to create your dream sausage. The People’s Sausage. Drop your idea into our “sausage box” in the Public Bar, or comment with your flavour idea on our instagram People’s Sausage posts to make your snag dreams a reality. Peking duck and shiitake? Pork and pickle? The only limit is your imagination. The winning wiener will be announced on Friday 19th October, and will be on the menu from Wednesday 24th October.

Your prize is:
/ Bragging rights /
/ Sausage dinner for 2 in the Bistro /
/ A Meatsmith sausage tray /
/ Your flavour for sale at Meatsmith for a week /


Book your table in the Bistro online here, phone 9417 7700 or email

See you at the pub.

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