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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so after the dust has settled and the stories told, consensus is that Bob was the star fisherman of the top end trip
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so after the dust has settled and the stories told, consensus is that Bob was the star fisherman of the top end trip

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Have you checked out our gaming room? We have 15 machines with a great mix of your favourite new AND old games! 🎰
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Have you checked out our gaming room? We have 15 machines with a great mix of your favourite new AND old games! 🎰

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Lyndoch Hotel

Cure those Monday blues with our steak and wine special! 😍

LUNCH or DINNER buy a steak and receive a complimentary glass of red wine! Delicious!🤤

Our dining times today:
Lunch: 12 – 2 / Dinner: 6 – 8
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Cure those Monday blues with our steak and wine special! 😍

LUNCH or DINNER buy a steak and receive a complimentary glass of red wine! Delicious!🤤

Our dining times today:
Lunch: 12 - 2 / Dinner: 6 - 8

3 days ago

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Lyndoch Hotel History: Fact of the Week! 📖

Did you know that the Lyndoch Hotel had two names before this one? 🤔

1869 until 1880 – "Farmers’ Rest Hotel"
1880 until 1937 "Traveller’s Rest Hotel"
1937 until now – "Lyndoch Hotel"!

Comment below if you have heard of our past names! ⬇️
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Lyndoch Hotel History: Fact of the Week! 📖

Did you know that the Lyndoch Hotel had two names before this one? 🤔

1869 until 1880 - Farmers Rest Hotel
1880 until 1937 Travellers Rest Hotel
1937 until now - Lyndoch Hotel!

Comment below if you have heard of our past names! ⬇️

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I've heard of the farmers rest hotel somewhere. Maybe in school in history or maybe on McLeods daughter's. Love your meals and will be coming back there one day for another with Nat Haskard

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Look Great with XXXX Gold Good as Gold Mate on them, but still a Great Photo once again Guys.

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Watch the Showdown with us! 🏉
Closest pick of the winner and margin wins a bottle of scotch! 🥃
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Watch the Showdown with us! 🏉
Closest pick of the winner and margin wins a bottle of scotch! 🥃 
Why would you want to watch anywhere else? 😲


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