Hunter Valley Inns & Hotels

Stag's Head Inn




In July 1843 Richard Ward of the Stag's Head Inn hosted a dinner and ball at his Inn for the supporters of Richard Windeyer after Windeyer was returned as the successful candidate for the representation of the county of Durham. Present at the dinner were Charles Howell, Edmund Butler, William Partridge, Henry Pierce, James McCubbin and James Ward. Many speeches were given and Mr. Partridge recited poetry that he had composed himself which brought forth laughter and cheering preventing him from resuming his speech for some time.

At the conclusion of the dinner a toast was raised to Mr. Ward and it was hoped the Stag's Head would long flourish in Muswellbrook. Mr. Ward returned thanks telling the assembled gentlemen that he had done his best in catering for their comfort. At the conclusion of the dinner a ball was held and participants kept up with great spirit until 12 midnight when the company broke up 'highly delighted with the entertainments of the evening' (1)

Richard Ward held the license for the White Hart Inn at Muswellbrook in 1848



(1) Maitland Mercury 8 July 1843





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