Hunter Valley Inns & Hotels

Barley Mow / Plough Inn/ Good Woman



Between the years 1826 and 1828, Joseph Singleton held the license for the Plough Inn, formerly the Barlow Mow run by his brother Benjamin Singleton.  

The name was later changed to the Plough & Horses.

In July 1831, the following advertisement appeared in the Sydney Gazette -

'Mr. John Johnston having opened the House at Patrick's Plains formerly occupied by Richard Yeoman, respectfully begs the support and encouragement of his Friends and the Public in that district, and trusts that, by a more liberal attention to the comforts of those who may favour him with their company, he will be enabled to revive the character originally held by the Barley Mow, but now offered for their accommodation under the auspices of the Good Woman. Darlington 17th July 1831.' John Johnston was also granted the license for the Good Woman in the year 1833.

Richard Yeomans, mentioned above was granted a publican's license for the Lamb and Lark Inn at Patrick Plains in November 1830. In 1831 he took over the Woolpack Inn in West Maitland.

Benjamin Singleton was granted a publican's license for the Barley Mow in July 1834 (1)

William Singleton was granted a publican's license for the Barley Mow in July 1835. Benjamin Singleton took over from 1836 until 1840 (1)

The Inn became known as The Forbes.


Rambles in New South Wales (1827) XYZ (Letter III) - Attributed to W.J. Dumaresq, in which he describes arriving at the Plough Inn






(1) Certificates for publicansí licenses, 1853-1861. NRS 14403, reels 5063-5066, 1236-1242. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia. (Ancestry)





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