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.Β  The current licensees are Grant and Debbie Schumacher.Β  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 Β£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,Β  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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7 hours ago

Lyndoch Hotel

Steak night at the Lyndoch! 😱

Every steak purchase receives a complimentary glass of red wine! 🍷

Bookings recommended!
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Steak night at the Lyndoch! 😱

Every steak purchase receives a complimentary glass of red wine! 🍷

Bookings recommended!

1 day ago

Lyndoch Hotel

Now that we are back to our new-normal, our function space is still available for any celebrations coming up! πŸŽ‰ Call us to discuss what we can do for you under the COVID guidelines! πŸ“ž 08 8524 4211
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Now that we are back to our new-normal, our function space is still available for any celebrations coming up! πŸŽ‰ Call us to discuss what we can do for you under the COVID guidelines! πŸ“ž 08 8524 4211

3 days ago

Lyndoch Hotel

Have you made your way down to visit us since the lockdown? We would love to see you – and what better time than a Friday arvo to do it! πŸ‘
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Have you made your way down to visit us since the lockdown? We would love to see you - and what better time than a Friday arvo to do it! πŸ‘

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I'll be there as soon as the border re-opens!

We ordered Pizzas tonight. πŸ•πŸ• They were delicious!
Thank you.

Sonia White when we going? 😊😁

6 days ago

Lyndoch Hotel

Yay! We are reopening tomorrow! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Please QR on entry and remember eating and drinking is seated, and its not us making the rules.

Bookings recommended – call us on 08 8524 4211 πŸ“ž

We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your patience! πŸ‘
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Yay! We are reopening tomorrow! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Please QR on entry and remember eating and drinking is seated, and its not us making the rules. 

Bookings recommended - call us on 08 8524 4211 πŸ“ž

We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your patience! πŸ‘

1 week ago

Lyndoch Hotel

What are you missing about visiting your local pub while in lockdown? Comment below and let’s start some positive conversations!πŸ‘‡ Stay safe! 😷
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What are you missing about visiting your local pub while in lockdown? Comment below and let’s start some positive conversations!πŸ‘‡ Stay safe! 😷

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