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“Absolutely superb ”

The Settlers Arms Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Restaurants in St. Albans
Price range: USD 10 - USD 24
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Two couples stopped for lunch and as we weren't too hungry ordered two ploughmans lunches. Good as serving size generous.fabulous bread with a nice crunchy white crust. Variety of cheeses, prosciutto, ham, fresh figs, semi sun dried tomatoes...

Lovely bitters and soda.

Typical Aussie pub inside - we eat all fresco.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Came here on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. We ordered lunch and sat outside where there was live music which was great. It was a very hot day. If you dont mind the rustic tables outside there is plenty of character . There are places in side to sit but nice to enjoy the countryside. We ordered steak sandwiches and steak with paris butter which was excellent. My fish was not great but certainly could not complain about the rest of the food. It was a lovely way to spend Sunday afternoon.

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2  Thank nettibyrnes
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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2  Thank starkar
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Lovely building, god coffee and cake with a market on the saturday with some fresh produce, nice people lovely drives around here

Thank jossie255060
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Didn't encounter the bad service we had read about... the man was lovely. Food was ok.. fig salad looks good. Ploughmans lunch abit odd but reasonable value. Plenty of space for the kids to play in at the back. I would go back

Thank AnnaAndHarry
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