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 month ago

Hard to know their timing and assuming it is the whole town, but rather than be disappointed please call first. After 3 it should be business as usual…
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Hard to know their timing and assuming it is the whole town, but rather than be disappointed please call first. After 3 it should be business as usual...

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Anyone else affected? I hadn't heard anything, wondering if the whole town is going to have power stopped.

Wonder from what time?

Power still on at mine. Never heard anything about power being cut today 🤷‍♀️

1 month ago

Its not too late to celebrate this special day at our family friendly pub.
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Its not too late to celebrate this special day at our family friendly pub.

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Susie Bojczuk

3 months ago

We are having a day off, see you on Tuesday
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We are having a day off, see you on Tuesday
3 months ago

Grab an online bargain today!
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Grab an online bargain today!
3 months ago

We are having a day off, bit of a flutter. Back on Tuesday as usual..keep out of the heat!
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We are having a day off, bit of a flutter. Back on Tuesday as usual..keep out of the heat!



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