Star and Garter Inn Randwick

One of the earliest hotels in Randwick, the former Star and Garter Inn building became known for its distinctive castellated sandstone tower. Built at the corner of Avoca Street and Belmore Road by the alderman, William Ellis, it was then acquired by Captain Thomas Watson, a Sydney Harbour pilot who added the tower in the 1870s to enable views to Botany Bay. He named his home 'Cook's Lodge'. After his death, it became a private girls' school until the Hannan family purchased it in 1897 and operated a butchery until 1985. The building was extensively refurbished in 1987 and it now operates as a pub.

Milestone
Constructed
1859
Modified
1870 - 1879
Name
Alternate
Cook's Lodge
1869 - 1879
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Hannan's Butcher Shop
1897 - 1985
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Restaurant Balzac
2001 - 28 Aug 2011
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Montpellier Public House
13 Sep 2011 - 2012
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The Cookhouse Randwick
2013 -
Property
Part of
Owned by
1859 - 1869
Owned by
1869 - 1879
Owned by
1885 - 1897
Owned by
1897 - 1907
Type