History has seen hotels come and go

By Jim Evans
November 23 2015 - 9:14am
HOTEL HISTORY: The Belmont Hotel (above) and owners, the Jackson family, and guests in the bar of the Belmont. Bendigo has had hundreds of public houses.
HOTEL HISTORY: The Belmont Hotel (above) and owners, the Jackson family, and guests in the bar of the Belmont. Bendigo has had hundreds of public houses.

Bendigo has had hundreds of public houses over the years. Apart from the well-known hotels such as the Shamrock, Goldmines, Queens Arms, Metropolitan and Rifle Brigade, there were many with striking names. Here are a few from a list of over 417 hotels: Bay Horse, Baden Baden, Beehive, Beelzebub, Bird’s Reef, Cornish Cottage, Crooked Billet, Early Bird, Full and Plenty, Mizzen Top, Noah’s Ark, Old House at Home, Star and Garter and Wait Till I’m Ready.

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