Caroline Clements

The Argyle Inn

  • Where:
  • Why:Babymoon
  • When:August 2020
  • Who:Me and @dillon.sr
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The Argyle Inn Beautiful interiors with recycled furniture

Beautiful interiors with recycled furniture

The Argyle Inn Bedroom in one of the additional guest houses.

Bedroom in one of the additional guest houses.

The Argyle Inn Converted old church turned into a large guest house for families and bigger groups.

Converted old church turned into a large guest house for families and bigger groups.

The Argyle Inn Cosy hotel bedrooms.

Cosy hotel bedrooms.

The Argyle Inn Stained glass window details.

Stained glass window details.

The Argyle Inn Upstairs lounge room for reading with a drink.

Upstairs lounge room for reading with a drink.

The Argyle Inn House-made sourdough bread for all meals, and available for public to purchase.

House-made sourdough bread for all meals, and available for public to purchase.

The Argyle Inn Afternoon light flowing into the lounge room upstairs.

Afternoon light flowing into the lounge room upstairs.

The Argyle Inn Antique details.

Antique details.

The Argyle Inn The dining room downstairs, a place for all meals. You will not go hungry here.

The dining room downstairs, a place for all meals. You will not go hungry here.

The Argyle Inn Tea, muesli and toast for breakfast.

Tea, muesli and toast for breakfast.

The Argyle Inn Local cafe.

Local cafe.

The Argyle Inn Walks through the local national park.

Walks through the local national park.

Highs & Lows

  • The interiors. This 145-year old country inn has been stylishly turned into a contemporary Aussie B&B by with old world details and furnishings. The dining and communal areas are features with crystal chandeliers, art deco mirrors and paintings, mahogany chairs and China teapots.

  • The food. Is probably the reason you come all the way to Taralga. Friday night is a small bistro menu and Saturday is a 5-course set menu. Bread is made in house and eggs are laid by chickens on their farm nearby. Beers and wine are mostly by local/NSW producers. Arrive hungry and plan to have most of your meals here.

  • The setting. City slickers and local neighbouring towns people rub shoulders in this warm, convivial setting. People come far and wide to enjoy something a little more special than the standard country pub fare, with rooms to stay the night upstairs if you need.

  • Family run business. Sydneysider Hugh Wennerbom owns the pub with local beef farmer of Bannaby Angus, Keith Kerridge. Hugh’s son Henry runs the bar and front of house, and his wife Mary is the architect and designer behind the hotel’s interior.

  • For larger groups and families, there are two other houses in town that can cater for up to 10 people to stay. These are set in a restored old house and a beautiful light-filled chapel.

  • It’s only open on weekends.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 40/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Fancy country pub

  • Vibe

    Warm toasty vibes in a restored country setting with old-world features.

  • Location

    Taralga (3 hours south west of Sydney)

  • Rooms

    8 hotels room + two additional guest houses

  • Purposeful Practices

    Everything is made in house or locally sourced from nearby producers, makers and farmers.

  • Music

    John Coltrane

  • Year Opened

    2015

  • Designed By

    MEH architects

  • Health & Wellness

    No

  • Restaurant

    Excellent restaurant downstairs with seasonal, locally sourced and home grown or made produce.

  • Bar

    Yes, classic old front bar pub that is part of the restaurant

  • Minibar

    No

  • Pet Friendly

    No

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Special treat weekend away, fancy country pub prices

  • Tel.

    +61448 402 008

  • Website

    Visit website

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