This Country Pub Has Been Frozen in Time For Almost 100 Years
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The Bendigo Hotel in Dunolly is not a pub you can head into. It’s a pub with no beer, and it’s been that way for almost 100 years. Now, after initially being placed on the market in 2021 and taken down, it’s back on the market, and it’s expected to fetch $1.5M.
Frozen in time, the Bendigo Hotel was purchased by the current owner’s family from the publican, Robert Samers, in 1925. The building has since been used as storage for their neighbouring business, T.P. Daley General Merchant.
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“The Welcome Stranger gold nugget was weighed at the bank across the road where they had to cut it up because it was too big for their scales. And that happened eight years after the hotel opened, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a few celebrations (at the Bendigo) by John Deason and Richard Oates.” Ballarat Real Estate Maryborough sales manager Kate Ashton told Real Commercial.
The new owner will be able to draw on the experience and knowledge of Heritage Victoria who will be able to advise on future renovations to the historic site.
Read more about the Bendigo Hotel listing here, and check out the photos below. It’s truly frozen in time.