"The Braidwood Hotel" Braidwood Things to Do Tip by tiabunna
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As you enter Braidwood on the main road from the north, you turn right into the main street, Wallace Street, then ascend a rise into the town. Before the crest of the hill, on your right you will see the pink walls of the Braidwood Hotel. Built in 1859, it is Braidwood’s oldest hotel and was known as the ‘Commercial Hotel’ until 2004.
The present owner, a former architect, has put in a huge amount of work for over twenty years and still continuing, to restore it as near as possible to its original condition. To the horror of many, the wide (but later) double-storey verandahs with extensive lace iron work were removed, replaced with just a single verandah and timber railings. The original colours have been recreated from paint chips and the iron roofing has been replaced with shingles, as original. An example of changing times: the shingle roof required special exemption from the current fire regulations. Despite the magnitude of the works, the pub has remained open throughout the process! Drop in for a beer and ask about it, I’m sure the owners would be happy to add far more detail.
My intro page for Braidwood features a photo of this hotel earlier in the restoration.
Address: 180 Wallace St Braidwood
Phone: (02) 4842 2529
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