The Globe started life as a humble cottage, which was opened as a bed and breakfast in 1855 by Mr Thomas Owen. His daughter Mary married her sweetheart George Holland and together they set about expanding the business into a bustling colonial hotel.
In 1880’s the Hollands expanded added two stories and twelve rooms. At the time it was one of the most outstanding buildings in the district!
The establishment featured two dining areas and employed cooks, maids, a yardman and a groom. The stables stood along the east fence, with a small farm nestled in behind it.
At the rear of the main building was a large washhouse with coppers, tubs and mangles – rustic country living at its best!
Beyond the clothesline was a yard for cows and a calf pen so the hotel could supply its own fresh milk, cream and butter. All bedrooms had a jug and basin sitting on the washstand, emptied and washed daily by a chambermaid.
The hotel was extended again in the mid 1880’s. From 1884 when the railway arrived in Rylstone, a ‘Sociable’ (horse and buggy) met the morning and night train to provide transport for guests and travelling salesmen.
When the street level was lowered in the 1930’s the front verandahs were lost, doors made into windows and new art deco entrances in keeping with the trends at the time.
Today, we have tried to preserve as much of this unique heritage as possible, while still providing contemporary comforts and amenities for our guests. Come and stay with us and enjoy this unique mix of old and new!
Beautiful countryside, historic village walks and unlimited access to gourmet food and wine: these are just a few of the charms awaiting visitors to the Globe Hotel in historic Rylstone.
Nestled in the celebrated Mudgee Guardian, just 3 hours out of Greater Sydney, Rylstone is a rare colonial treasure. It is one of the oldest villages west of the Great Dividing Range , and the Globe Hotel, which has stood since 1855, is located right at its historic heart. With its close proximity to Mudgee’s celebrated wine region, Dunns Swamp and Wollemi National Park, it has become a hub for foodies, adventurers and those just looking for a country getaway.
Guests will stay in one of the hotel’s 14 well-appointed rooms. On cold days, you can curl up by a roaring fire with a glass of local wine and a good book. On warmer days, take a seat in our sunny beer garden and enjoy a fresh-cooked meal from the Shed Bistro.
From there the days and nights are yours: take a stroll around town to view its fine stone buildings and heritage walks; wander along the banks of the pretty Cudgegong River on those warm country nights; enjoy the great food and wine on offer on the famous Louee Street; and stop have a yarn with our lovely country locals.
Feeling a little more adventurous? Award-winning wineries are just a short drive away, as is the Wollemi National Park.
Whether you’re looking for a great meal, a relaxing drink, a place to stay in air conditioned comfort, a place for children to play, or just a fun afternoon in the garden laughing with old and new friends alike, The Globe Hotel, Bar & Bistro has it all.