Hunter Valley Inns & Hotels

Lochinvar Inn



James Ferguson was granted a Publican's license for the Lochinvar Inn in April 1844 (1)  William Cole was employed by Ferguson at this time. (2)

By May 1847, Patrick Campbell was innkeeper and was fined for not having his lamp lighted .(3)

The 'Lochinvar Inn' was advertised for sale by D. & J. Dickson in December 1847. It was said to be a two storied, first rate house 8 miles from Maitland, commodious, and with the potential under good management to become the best paying public house in the colony. The rent was 52 per annum (4)

Patrick Frederick Campbell was again granted a license in April 1848. (5) His application to transfer license from the Lochinvar Inn to the Steam Packet Inn at Morpeth was refused by the Bench in December 1848. An application for a new publican's general license by George Lonsdale for the 'Lochinvar Inn' was refused by the Bench in December 1848.

In March 1850 a publican's license for the Red Lion Inn at Lochinvar was transferred from George Lonsdale to Spencer Butler and in March 1851 the license was transferred to Mark Turner.


(1) Maitland Mercury 20 April 1844

(2) Maitland Mercury 18 May 1844

(3) Maitland Mercury 12 May 1847

(4) Maitland Mercury 18 December1847

(5) Maitland Mercury 19 April 1848


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