St George Hotel

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St George Hotel, located at 618 Canterbury Road on the corner of Kingsgrove Road Belmore was opened by Aaron Brown during 1893. It was formerly a market garden. The area was then known as Mount Pleasant and Aaron Brown hoped the hotel would become a meeting place for the "social elite" of the surrounding districts. The St George was advertised as a "palatial hostelry" and it was claimed that there was nothing quite so "grand" for some miles around. Its architectural style was said to be Queen Anne. It is still standing, although several alterations have taken place over the years.

Thomas W. Daymond was licensee from 1914-1921. A heritage panel was unveiled outside the hotel by the Mayor, Councillor Kayee Griffin on 15 April, 1999.

Past Licensees of the St George Hotel

  • Aaron Browne 1893-1895
  • Frederick Parry 1895-6
  • Robert Dick 1896-9
  • Alexander Bertram 1899-1900
  • A.B. Jones 1900-6
  • H.E. E. Goswell 1906-14
  • Thomas W. Daymond 1914-21
  • J. M. Whelan (3 months) 1921
  • John Fell 1921-1922
  • Wm Wallington (4 months) 1922
  • R. Allen 1923-24
  • John Howey (4 months) 1924

(The Alert, 26 June 1925)


The Alert, 26 June 1925

"Historic Sites of Canterbury" Canterbury and District Historical Society (n.d.)