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Royal Hotel

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Transport yourself back to the gold rush era at the historic Royal Hotel, where you can stop for a drink or bite to eat in the bistro or beer garden, after exploring the abundant heritage at Hill End Historic Site.

Cafes and kiosks
4 Beyers Avenue, Hill End, NSW, 2850 - in
Opening times

Open 7 days a week.

In its heyday, Hill End had enough thirsty residents to service a whopping 28 pubs. Now, the Royal Hotel is the only remaining public house in town, offering drinks and dining in it's licensed bar, or the family-friendly dining room or outdoor garden bistro.

Shoot some pool, check out the memorabilia from days of old, relax by the wood fire in winter, or refuel before discovering the heritage attractions and gold mining relics on a self-guided or guided tour.

Built in 1872, this two-storey, privately-run business has seen extensive restoration works, but the charm of the gold rush era remains.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Conservation program:

Hill End Historic Site buildings conservation

A gold mining site since the 1850s, Hill End Historic Site is listed on the State Heritage Register for its cultural, scientific, and social value to generations of Australians. Located approximately 300km north-west of Sydney, Hill End is the focus of an ongoing conservation and adaptive re-use program to safeguard its valuable history.

Northeys Store, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer