We take a trip back in time and look at some of Australia’s most well-known pubs and clubs.

The CellarControl team is fortunate to work with some of Australia’s oldest and most well-known pubs and clubs. Many of these venues have been serving beer for decades, or even longer – having survived world wars, natural disasters, and pandemics. Some have been fully renovated or moved altogether, and some almost look the same as the did in the early 1900s. Take a look at some historical photos from some of these iconic venues.

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton – 1989

The Kent Hotel Hamilton in the wake of the 1989 Newcastle earthquake. Thankfully this long-term CellarControl client now has a front wall, and is a great place to enjoy a cold beer, enjoy some classic pub fare and dance the night away!

The Sussex Hotel, Walkerville

The Sussex Hotel has been around practically forever. It was established by James Thomson as the Sussex Arms Inn in 1843. It’s always been a landmark in Walkerville, and over the years, it’s undergone a variety of transformations. When new owners took over the iconic venue in early 2018, more changes were on the cards – and it’s gorgeous. They’ve kept the history of the hotel intact while adding some much-needed life to the old pub. (Thank you to Glam Adelaide for the image/information)

The Station Hotel, Kurri Kurri – 1924

One of our long-term clients, The Station Hotel is located 90 minutes from Sydney – and only a 20 minute drive from NSW’s major wine producing area, along with some of the country’s best known golf courses.

The Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda – 1950

First opened in 1878, The Espy has 140 years of stories and secrets hidden in its walls. The reimagined Hotel Esplanade opened its doors in 2018 – full of music, arts, cocktails, fun and laughter. To put it simply, there is no pub like it. It’s a privilege to work with this iconic venue.

The Union Hotel, Gosford – 1920

Founded in 1908 and most recently known as the Central Coast Hotel – sans the verandas, the essential structure of the remains the same today. This will all change in the near future, as this venue is now closed with a Development Application pending. This historic site now takes its place in pub history.

The Bennett Hotel, Hamilton

A long-standing local pub serving rotating craft beers, great quality food and all-round good times.

Hotel Gosford – June 1926

Always popular with travellers, when Sydneysiders could stay at the ‘thoroughly up-to-date’ Hotel Gosford and ensure an early morning start to the seaside. The hotel has been restored to the high standard of its heyday in the 1920s, and as a long-term CellarControl client we are proud to be part of this long-standing Central Coast icon.

Oatley Hotel – 1975

Opened in 1929, The Oatley was one of our first customers, and we are proud to be working with its owners – The Humphreys – who recently celebrated 40 years of running this iconic Sydney venue.

Marlborough Hotel, Newtown – 1940’s

The Marly is an Inner West institution, known for all things live music, late-night entertainment, sports and a diverse menu made up of 50% pub classics & 50% plant-based items ?

The Florida Hotel, Terrigal – 1959

Replaced by Crowne Plaza thirty years later, today it’s home to the Florida Beach Bar – the main attraction of Terrigal Beach and one of many Central Coast venues serving great quality beer with CellarControl.