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The Settlers Arms Inn

$$ - $$$, ,
1 Wharf St, St. Albans, New South Wales 2775, Australia
+61 2 4568 2111
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible21%
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“beef pie” (13 reviews)
“old building” (7 reviews)
“picnic tables” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
1 Wharf St, St. Albans, New South Wales 2775, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a free day last Friday so decided to go for a drive to Settlers for lunch as it had been a 18 mths or so since our last visit. Had a nice relaxing drive getting there. When we arrived we ordered lunch from a...More

Thank everywhereman777
Reviewed 1 week ago

St Albans is a small, remote settlement in a peaceful and picturesque bush setting. It takes about an hour and a half to get there by car from Western Sydney. There is little to see or do there, other than visit the historic Settlers Arms...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fine mix of Deliverance meets Fawlty Towers. My last visit was well over 20 years ago and I do not recall such disinterested and sloppy staff. Just because you have a captive audience as there is nothing else within a bull’s roar of the...More

1  Thank DinkyDi1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great surprise! Young staff is super nice. Food was super tasty and well presented. On top of this, we experienced a great vibe with travellers and locals having lunch while listing to a nice live band with an outstanding music selection! Will def...More

Thank Martim T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to St Albans and The Settlers Arms, in a large car club travelling together for a Sunday lunch. Our leaders had reserved a few tables, there were a LOT of other people. We were there on the early side of lunchtime. OUR EXPERIENCE:...More

Thank freemannicci
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Stayed 3 nights during a horse event. Whilst the pub has character the rooms are absolutely revolting. The main bed was rock hard almost like sleeping on the floor. The roller bed was like something from the 60’s the mattress was dirty and all you...More

1  Thank Georgie P
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Went and had lunch here today. Arrived at 1pm and they had run out of most of the menu options. Ended up having the house made pastie which was awful. It had been reheated in a microwave and the pastry was soft and the filling...More

1  Thank JEI2606
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This was the final leg of our little local road trip honey moon. We were both so excited to revisit this quaint little place. We have always wanted to stay overnight so this was it. Oh boy! We were lead out to a shack style...More

4  Thank David N
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Room was extremely dirty eg cobwebs, bed linen not clean the room was grubby and grotty, uncomfortable about the dogs in the bar and restaurant, bird droppings on the door entry

2  Thank suellynhine
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We stayed a Saturday night. The main meal on Saturday Night, was braised steak and veg.It came out on a big plate, the steak was the size of a small cup , with 3 snow peas, a sprig of cauliflower(v/small) and 3 straws of carrot....More

2  Thank Clarrie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 21
Bar, Pub, Australian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Wharf St, St. Albans, New South Wales 2775, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Hawkesbury Valley  >  St. Albans
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4568 2111
Established in 1836, the Settlers Arm Inn is built from convict - hewn sandstone. Surrounded by mountains, it nestles alongside the Macdonald River within the tiny village of St. Albans, the heart of the Macdonald Valley, New South Wales. Of Georgian simplicity, the hotel became a stopover for Cobb and Co. stagecoaches traveling between Sydney and Newcastle in the nineteenth century. These days the inn is an alternative gateway to the Hunter Valley wine districts for visitors from the Central Coast as well as Sydney and its environs. Travelling time to St. Albans is approximately 1.5 hours by car from these areas. The Settlers Arms Inn is not only popular with day trippers but provides Accommodation comprising four doubles, all with en-suite. Australian Country - style cuisine is available seven day a week. Outdoor activities may involve tennis at the courts across the way, swimming and relaxing in our 12 metre saltwater pool, bike riding, golf at Wisemans Ferry, or just ambling along a country road. Entertainment is provided on Sundays in the rear garden with a jazz band, in the non-Summer months. Open fireplaces add warmth and atmosphere to dining and imbibing in the cooler months.
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