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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible20%
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Bar, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
1 Wharf St, St. Albans, New South Wales 2775, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Almost inedible food, very expensive. One of my dining companions said that they had seen a cat going in and out of the kitchen. The 'bangers' were under cooked and looked and tasted like anaemic toothpaste, the 'home made pastie' contained scraps of celery suspended...More

Thank hunterpauline
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Beautiful geographical location. Lovely old style building very poorly utilized/laid out. Rude incompetent staff. poor menu even poorer food. Expensive for simple food. Disgraceful way to manage any pub/eatery in 2016.

1  Thank Sandra342446
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Three of us shared meals listening to the 3 piece rocking band. Good selection of beers on tap. Ploughmans lunch and fish and chips - meals were fine. Great beer garden with chooks and a peacock roaming around- a nice way to relax.

Thank TravellingQldlanders
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great outdoor areas, as it is a small pub. Great aussie tucker. Service can be a little slow when busy, as the bar is very small. Great photo opportunities.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Often come here for a Motorbike ride. Great ambiance of yesteryear with many old artefacts and a building to match. Even got a few old Indian motor bikes at the front. Good menu is varied with something for everyone but I have always felt it...More

Thank RossCo9982
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We drove an hour and 40 mins to get there. Firstly the food is WAY to expensive! The bartenders were rude in every aspect whether it be ordering drinks or food or asking about the food itself! Not welcoming, I felt like they were just...More

1  Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 2 November 2016

There were 10 of us for lunch and although the food was average to good, the steep prices were a little off-putting. The setting is rustic and enjoyable.

Thank fuzzyrhino
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great outdoor beer garden to sit and enjoy the sunshine and company! Good selection of drinks and food.

1  Thank clare_mccabe
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Wow! Welcome to a place that time has forgotton. Steeped in history and a very worthwhile look around. They have a website so you can check it out before you go there.We had an excellent lunch from a menu you would not expect from a...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 18 October 2016

stopped by for lunch on our way to Upper Macdonald. it's spring season so the outdoor ambiance is just magnificent. food/service is very good. definitely would come back again. no cellphone network available so that makes it better to fully enjoy the moment.

Thank R S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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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