Patrick Callaghan built the first hotel in Appin around 1826 and named it “The Union”. In 1837, John Carey renamed it the “Bourke Hotel” and in the same year James Bean re-named it the “Royal Hotel”. The Royal Hotel closed in 1929 and a fire burnt it to the ground in 1933. Shortly after, a new building was erected and it was named, the “Appin Hotel”.
In 1987 league football legend Brian Hambly bought the Appin Hotel from Ted Wales. It was extensively renovated in the year 2000 to appear how it is today.
Today the Appin Hotel features a Main Bar, Bistro Restaurant, Beer Garden with a kids playground and a separate poker machine area along with TAB and KENO facilities.
“to provide for a family friendly establishment with great food and drink, good service and a friendly atmosphere where patrons can feel welcome, socialise, relax, eat, drink and be happy!”
Join today to enjoy all the benefits, such as discounted drinks.
Appin Hotel is committed to responsibilities set out within NSW liquor and gaming laws, supporting the primary objective of harm minimisation.
Appin is a town in the Wollondilly Shire, New South Wales Australia. It is situated about 15 minutes south of Campbelltown, 30 minutes north west of Wollongong and only 40 minutes from Sydney!
Appin Hotel provides a variety of hot Restaurant meals. Checkout our menu for a full list.
OUTDOOR PLAY AREA
Our Outdoor Play Area is the perfect way to entertain your little ones while you enjoy lunch, dinner or just a cold beverage after a big day.
We have live bands playing here at Appin Hotel. Checkout our gig guide for a full list of bands.
View the full list of Appin Dogs Rugby League teams next home game.
Licensees & Mascots past and present
Brian Hambly purchased Appin Hotel in 1987.
Prior to this, Brian was a representative forward for the Australian National Rugby League team between 1959 and 1965.
Today Brian’s son Peter Hambly manages the Hotel with Buster, the friendly hotel resident boxer.
Bully the Bulldog was a much-loved member of the Appin community and official mascot of the Appin Dogs Rugby League Club.
Buster is the Hotel greeter. Buster loves nothing more than hanging out and catching some live gigs.