Hunter Valley Inns & Hotels

Newington Butts Inn



George Miller opened the Newington Butts Inn in 1847.(2)

He placed the following advertisement in the Maitland Mercury:

George Miller in returning thanks to the up country settlers graziers and the public in general for the patronage and support they have extended towards him during the time his accommodation paddocks have been established begs further to inform them that on and after the 1st July next he intends o-opening the house thereon under the sign of the Newington Butts Inn, when every exertion on his part will be used in catering for the comfort of travellers and the greatest care in the selection of superior wines spirits and malt liquors; together with a plentiful supply of forage for horses GM would beg further to intimate that he has reduced his charged to the following low rate of prices Horses in the paddock 2d per night Working bullocks paddock 1 1/2d per night Fat Bullocks 1d per night A good stand for an entire during the season and well watered paddocks for mares

In February 1849 George Miller's wife Mary Anne died after a long and painful illness age 27 leaving a family of six young children. (3)

In October of that year George Miller had his license transferred from the Newington Butts to his new house The White Conduit House situated on Larnach's Flat on the Maitland road (formerly known as the Donnybook Fair).

There was still an Inn known as the Newington Butts in November 1850 when Rev. John Dunmore Lang paid a visit to Singleton.

Rev. Lang met some of the Singleton inhabitants at the Newington Butts about four miles from the township, when, after partaking of a slight refreshment, he was escorted into Singleton. (1)

David Falkner was granted a license for the Newington Butts situated on the Maitland Road in December 1850


(1). Maitland Mercury 13 November 1850

(2). Maitland Mercury 5 June 1847

(3). Maitland Mercury 21 February 1849   


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