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Cross Keys Hotel, Allynbrook

The Cross Keys Hotel at Allynbrook was first licensed in November 1885, to Robert Hancock who held the licence until 1889 when Patrick Feneley took over. William White became licensee in 1896 and continued into the early 1900s.[1] Chas Falconer became proprietor in mid 1907 and the hotel ceased trading in 1911.[2] The building still stands, although it is dilapidated.

Cross Keys Hotel, Allynbrook

The Cross Keys Hotel at Allynbrook, Paterson River. Standing outside is Fry's mail coach from Paterson. There is a larger copy of the photo on the Paterson Museum's Flickr site.

former Cross Keys Hotel, Allynbrook

The former Cross Keys Hotel in recent years (photo: Brian Walsh).

See also

List and index of Paterson's hotels.


1. Knight, Ken and Fred Scott. Pubs and Publicans in NSW 1860-1900. Society of Australian Genealogists, 2016.

2. Dungog Chronicle, 14 June 1907, 2; 2 June 1911, 2.