Hunter Valley Inns & Hotels

The Woolpack Inn

West Maitland


The Woolpack Inn was opened by George Yeomans in 1828.

The license for the Woolpack was held by Walter Rotton in 1830 and transferred to George Yeomans' brother Richard Yeomans in 1831.

Charles Hughes who had been publican at the Australian Inn at Newcastle held the license for the Woolpack Inn by the early 1840's.  He suffered financial difficulties at this time and the publican's license for the Inn was refused by the Bench in June 1842.

By January 1843 the Woolpack 'lately occupied by C. Hughes' was advertised for lease. Charles Hughes moved to Anvill Creek where he opened another Inn. (Also called the Woolpack Inn) He was granted a license for this Inn in April 1845.

In 1846 Robert Rickerby, a wool purchaser, resided at the premises late the Woolpack Inn, next to Mr. Owen's old stores.

William McPhelemy was granted the license in April 1854.



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