History of the Lyndoch Hotel

What name?

The hotel was originally called the “Farmers’ Rest Hotel” from 1869 – 1880 but later came to be known as the “Travellers’ Rest Hotel” until 1937 when it was named the “Lyndoch Hotel”.

A number of people have held the license of the Lyndoch Hotel since 1937, the longest serving of these was the Balogh family.  The current licensees are Grant and Debbie Schumacher.  Since its establishment as the Farmers’ Rest Hotel, this hotel has served the Lyndoch and Barossa community for 145 years.

Colourful History

No withstanding today’s characters and stories at the Lyndoch Hotel, there have been some interesting events including:

  • A visitor’s car catching fire and the hotel patrons putting the fire out with mud
  • Another fire that guttered the building but as it was insured for £1000 in 1914, it was rebuilt much as it is today.
  • Complaints of disgraceful language in 1921 from the billiard room, causing the moving of the table to the another hotel.

See pages 16 – 18 in the gallery for the summary of historical events for the Lyndoch Hotel.

A Brief History of the Hotels of Lyndoch 1847 – 1937” by Anne Hausler, 1991,  is kindly authorised by The Lyndoch & District Historical Society.

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1920s
Early 1900s
Fred Klose's Truck and Lyndoch Footballers




















Pre 1937 (Before the name change)
Parked for refreshments at the 'local'
Town Square, 1950s
View up Lyndoch Valley Road
View coming in from Tanunda Road
Williamstown Road 1950s
1949
1950s
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1 week ago

Lyndoch Hotel

Apologies but our kitchen is closed tonight… It’s been a week … and it’s only Wednesday! Sunday night we didn’t have enough food to prepare… tonight we have no available staff to prepare the food…always challenges in this game and we are used to rolling with the punches😘
A corporate order for PIZZA Thursday means Nikki is keeping the oven on and you can order PIZZA -Thursday to Sunday nights this week. As always thanks for your support – The LH Team xxxx

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Apologies but our kitchen is closed tonight… It’s been a week … and it’s only Wednesday! Sunday night we didn’t have enough food to prepare… tonight we have no available staff to prepare the food…always challenges in this game and we are used to rolling with the punches😘
A corporate order for PIZZA Thursday means Nikki is keeping the oven on and you can order PIZZA -Thursday to Sunday nights this week. As always thanks for your support - The LH Team xxxx

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We have always enjoyed our meals at the Lyndoch and really appreciate how hard you all work. Wishing you all the best with your current challenges! We hope to have a meal with you again soon

So sorry for all the added pressures of being in business at this time. All I can say is that we visited on Tuesday of last week and had an exceptional meal. My husband said the Ceaser Salad was the best he had ever had. And he makes a fantastic Ceaser Salad. We will visit again. We are moving close to the area.

Was there Sunday for lunch with the 80th birthday had a great meal but could tell staffing levels were an issue. Everyone understands its the times we live in at the moment, we just sat back and relaxed while we waited lovely place will definitely be back for a meal

All the best, it's been tough, an explanation is always a positive attitude 👍

Nikki always gets the job done!

Do you guys deliver locally if in iso ??

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2 months ago

Lyndoch Hotel

we’re open as usual tomorrow even if it isn’t the race that stops the nation
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were open as usual tomorrow even if it isnt the race that stops the nation

3 months ago

Lyndoch Hotel

2022 AFL Footy season starts 16th March. A footy tipping card is waiting for your name to be put on it in the front bar.

🥇🥈🥉Major prizes awarded for top tipsters.
🏆 Encouragement Awards negotiated throughout the season for the ‘First Time Tippers’
🏆 Participation Awards – randomly drawn fortnightly throughout the season.

Thank you to those that have already put their hand up to play and get involved. 😉
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2022 AFL Footy season starts 16th March. A footy tipping card is waiting for your name to be put on it in the front bar. 

🥇🥈🥉Major prizes awarded for top tipsters. 
🏆 Encouragement Awards negotiated throughout the season for the ‘First Time Tippers’ 
🏆 Participation Awards - randomly drawn fortnightly throughout the season. 

Thank you to those that have already put their hand up to play and get involved. 😉

3 months ago

Lyndoch Hotel

Finally you can enjoy your beverage on your feet
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Finally you can enjoy your beverage on your feet

3 months ago

Lyndoch Hotel

Social Club prize pool was scooped last night by the well deserving Shane – a really good bloke – who also has great taste in bourbon whisky 😉 Let’s Congratulate this man!
Thank you to the social club for all your efforts in keeping this tradition going- let’s do it all again next week. LH Team 💕

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Social Club prize pool was scooped last night by the well deserving Shane - a really good bloke - who also has great taste in bourbon whisky 😉 Let’s Congratulate this man!
Thank you to the social club for all your efforts in keeping this tradition going- let’s do it all again next week.  LH Team 💕


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