We have been to Settlers Arms quite a few times to eat AND for overnighters. The food is always good. You may have to be patient because it can get VERY busy especially Sunday lunch, but we have never been disappointed.
We have stayed in the cabins at the back of the hotel both as a a couple and quite a few times we have booked out the 4 cabins and had our friends along. They are always impressed with the charm and friendliness of the place. The rooms have recently been upgraded with air con and tvs but there is no phone or internet coverage there (a blessing really) although there is a public phone directly across the road.
The hotel has a pool for it's guests and their guests and we have made use of this a couple of times.
Sunday afternoons they have entertainment till around 4.30pm. Dinner Sunday evenings is usually pizza and in winter pie.
The hotel itself was once a half way stop between Sydney and Newcastle for Cobb & Co and has retained its charm. They also have a connection with a renovated church St Josephs about 10km toward Wisemans....we keep saying we will have a weekend there....yet to organise that one.
The staff are always very friendly and always up for a chat. Peacocks and chooks wander free and it is dog friendly.
The hotel is what is....it's not 5 star and does not advertise itself as such. It is quaint, rustic and full of charm and we always enjoy our stay there!
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