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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%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible20%
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“beef pie” (13 reviews)
“ham” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
1 Wharf St, St. Albans, New South Wales 2775, Australia
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

My husband and I have had lunch at the Settlers Arms Inn on about 3 occasions now. Most recently, with friends. On each occasion, we have had excellent food, reasonably quick service and pleasant attitudes from staff. Sure, sometimes they're busier than others, but that's...More

1  Thank kam0706
Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent. A little pricey. Great old building well maintained. Felt the customer service a little cold otherwise it was great.

Thank AmeliaEvelyn
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We all had meat pies,mash and peas----brilliant. The old inn is worth a trip to ,step back in time' and the terrific food was a bonus!!!!

Thank Retiredwooly
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We took an overseas visitor here for lunch and had a wonderful relaxing time with good food, friendly and fast service, and real ale! Had been a little concerned about earlier negative comments but we found the guy behind the bar very friendly. The beef...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 14 September 2013

From the moment we arrived (after a delightful drive through the bush) to our departure after a walk along the river, this was a laid back enjoyable experience. The barman was most knowledgeable about the beer on tap (a delight for one of our party)....More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Just had another great weekend at the Settlers Arms, the third this winter. A beautiful old historic pub with lots of atmosphere. A relaxing Sunday afternoon in the extensive grounds listening to good music. Then pizza for dinner (Sunday night fare) and more music from...More

Thank ChrisBruceJ
Reviewed 18 August 2013

My wife and I visited this pub in July 2013 for dinner as we were staying at a hotel nearby. It was a fantastic little pub, we did have to wait a little for the food, but it was worth the wait. I think you...More

Thank markmeow
Reviewed 18 August 2013

The drive to the inn is relaxing through Australian bush and on a car ferry across the Hawkesbury. The Inn is a sandstone beauty set by a river. The food is wholesome, the staff friendly and on the day we went jazz music added to...More

Thank Blarb
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed here last weekend for my brothers 21st and had the most wonderful time! It all begins with the lovely drive from Sydney which takes you through some majestic country - a great weekend drive! The pub itself is quite something - beautiful sandstone,...More

Thank JWearin
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We had my son's 21st birthday celebrations at the Settlers Arms and loved it. The rustic charm, stunning valley and crackling fires set the scene for our early settlers theme. Tilly had set up a lovely table for 20 in the Garden Room for us...More

Thank Karen J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 22
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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