York Street, Albany Hotel, State Library of WA

Cheers To That: WA’s Oldest Pub Has Hit The Market

bySally Hall
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Built in 1852, the heritage-listed Albany Hotel is believed to be Western Australia’s oldest pub – and you now have your chance to own a piece of the state’s history!

York Street, Albany Hotel, State Library of WA

Photo via reiwa.com.au

The historic pub has just hit the market for the first time in over 30 years, with expressions of interest now welcomed.

Located at 244 York Street, the pub’s history extends even further than the current 170 year old building. The site was first licensed in 1836, making it a whopping 186 years that locals have been kept fed and watered on York Street. Before it was renamed the Albany Hotel in 1892 it had another life as The Horse and Groom.

York Street, Albany Hotel, State Library of WA

Photo via Albany Historical Society

Throughout its history, many esteemed guests have passed through the hotel – including the 31st US president, Herbert Hoover, who makes an appearance in the guest book circa 1900.

Albany itself is the state’s oldest European settlement, and the town boasts several historic pubs that have sprung up over its booming whaling history – including the 112 year old White Star Hotel, recently acquired by Bred Co’s Rhiannon Moon and Sam Dawson and Emu Point Cafe’s Kate Marwick.

To find out more about the Albany Hotel’s sale, you can check out its listing.

Cover image of York Street via the State Library of Western Australia