First opened in 1863, Star Hotel Yackandandah is a centrepiece of the town and abounds in history. The Pub gained fame in the 2004 movie Strange Bedfellows, as well as more recently the Backroads ABC program. It acts as the home of major local events such as the Spring Migration Festival, as well as hosting a main stage for the Yackandandah Folk Festival.
In April 2016 the pub was purchased by Matt and Kim Frauenfelder. It has since been transformed back to it's glory days as a thriving old time pub, with a renovated restaurant and beer garden. A well-known local Chef, Matt centres the menu around a fusion of Southern USA and Australian BBQ, with all meat smoked on premises in his hand-made smokers.