Esplanade Hotel, Brighton

Brighton Hotel Brighton SA 1926

The Brighton Hotel, Brighton, South Australia, 1927. Photo: State Library of South Australia

Record Hotel Price

ADELAIDE, Sunday. — Brighton Hotel at Brighton, second oldest hotel in South Australia, was sold to Pierces Investment Ltd. for the record suburban hotel price of more than £70,000 yesterday. The new owners take over on June 12. The present licensee, Mrs. M. Leahy, has held the hotel for 50 years, which is also believed to be a South Australian record.

– The Melbourne Age Monday 8 May 1950

esplanade hotel brighton sa

The Esplanade Hotel, Brighton, South Australia. Photo:

Situated on the Esplanade at Brighton, near Adelaide, South Australia, was a two storey building has a curved front, a dome and verandahs with iron lace. The tiled section of the front is the ‘Residential Cafe’. Perhaps the rest of the building was for accommodation. Later, in 1958 the building became the Esplanade Hotel, and it continues to trade under that name (although commonly known locally as the ‘Espy’), much altered, to this day.

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