Hunter Valley Inns & Hotels

Freemason's Arms/ Queen's Arms

West Maitland


Walter Rotton held the license for the Freemasons' Arms situated in High Street in 1832.

In August 1836 the premises 'lately known as the Freemasons Arms' were offered for sale in two lots.

The premises at this time consisted of a large shop front 30 x 16 with a room equal size above with a private entrance to the dwelling house of six rooms, a stable large enough for eight horses with a loft for grain and gardens.

The name of this hotel was changed to the Queens Arms in 1838, about the time James Young took over the license. James Young had previously been Chief Constable at Maitland

When the Queens Arms was advertised for sale in 1848, James Young had held the license for 10 years.

Walter Rotton was granted the license for the Forbes Inn at Singleton in 1847. He left for the California Gold Fields in 1849




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