Chelmsford Hotel, Kurri Kurri.

  ON a road trip to the upper Hunter, we stopped at the bandaged Chelmsford Hotel at Kurri Kurri. The poor old lady was undergoing a bit of a facelift, and she wasn’t in the best state to be photographed…. Read More ›


How to pull a beer

  THIS week an American visitor complained of the way beer is served in Sydney hotels – This week 27 barmaids and barmen employed by a well-known Sydney hotelkeeper, received with their pay envelopes, instructions on the art of pulling… Read More ›

The Singing Publican

  By MICK ROBERTS © A FLAMBOYANT opera singer, who gained his stage name from actress Ann Sheridan, was the publican responsible for giving Jamberoo its English Tudor style pub. The larger than life character is said to have renovated… Read More ›

Belmore Hotel, Belmore

THE Belmore Hotel began business controversially in 1928. Parramatta publican, Harry Gadd transferred his license of the Gate House Hotel to the corner of Burwood Road and Tobruk Avenue Belmore in Sydney’s inner-west on August 14 1928. The 51-year-old publican… Read More ›