Adelaide hotels

Mine’s a ‘Lady Blamey’: Beer served-up in cut-off beer bottles

By MICK ROBERTS © WALKING the mine-field of the various names of beer glass-sizes in Australia can be tricky – especially when you’re from inter-state. There’s the butcher, the handle, a pot, middy, and, of course, the schooner. While many… Read More ›

Against all odds: Despite an abusive husband, hotelier Margaret Radestock became a successful business woman

By MICK ROBERTS © DEFYING the odds, Margaret Tabitha Radestock was a successful hotelier, who despite an abusive husband, and antiquated licensing laws, became a wealthy and respected South Australian businesswoman. The daughter of German winemakers, Margaret, after almost 20… Read More ›

How a thatched tavern in Adelaide’s south-west doubled as a church: The Brighton Metro Hotel

By MICK ROBERTS © A RESOURCEFUL woman, who outlived two publican husbands, Margaret Leahy made a few ‘firsts’ during her life as a South Australian hotelier. At the helm of one of the state’s oldest trading pubs, she was one of… Read More ›

Car runs into the bar of Adelaide’s Selborne Hotel

A MISBEHAVED MOTOR RUNS INTO HOTEL BAR. ADELAIDE. Tuesday. The unexplained vagaries of a motor car caused some excitement in Pirie-street today. After capsizing a buggy, it swung across the road, knocked down a cyclist, missed a row of verandah posts by fractions of… Read More ›

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