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!
|PUBLICANS SINCE 1873|
|1873||Thomas Owen was the first licensee|
|1880||Prop. George A Holland was a saddler who decided upon hotel keeping|
|1902||Prop. Mrs George Albert Holland|
|1909 – 1914||Prop. RJ Fletcher|
|1957||Prop. Harry Caddies|
|1967||Prop. Cyril Wicks/Owner|
|1970||New Proprietor William (Bill) Braithwaite|
|1971 – 1972||June and John Beatton|
|1973||Prop. Shirley and Eric Bloomfield|
|1974 – 1976||Prop. Judith and Dennis King|
|1979||Prop. Shirley Reever|
|1982 – 1987||Prop. John and Sandra Lynch|
|1988||Golden Jubilee Year|
|1988||Hosts Robert and Vickie Linklater|
|1989||Prop. Paul and Rechaelle Freeman|
|1991 – 1993||Hosts Mike and Ella Miles|
|1994 – 1998||Host Bob Crooks|
|1999 – 2005||Alan and Tina Lance|
|2006 – 2010||Peter John Garry|
|2011 – 2014||Craig Chung|
|2015 – 2017||Neil and Lynelle Howland|
|2017 –||Peter Hatfield & Philip Freeman & Rosie (the border collie)|