This project is being undertaken by David Prest. If you know anything of the tavern/hotel history of the Tea Tree Gully area and are interested in helping David he would appreciate it!
David is new to this sort of research but has been given a great start by Carole Simmonds who has provided a list of hotels and their early licence details and other valuable information.
Most of the original hotels of the district are still operating and therefore the history of each should be relatively easy to trace. However, two of the earliest hotels were only licenced for a year or two and the buildings are long gone. So David is particularly interested in any information that may be available regarding the Harp Inn and the Shepherds’ Rest. Both of these were located near the junction of the Main North East Road and what we now know as Tolleys Road, the Harp on the norther side and the other on the south western side.
Please contact David directly at [email protected] or contact the Tea Tree Gully & District Historical Society via PO Box 153 Surrey Downs SA 5126, or alternatively you can contact the Tea Tree Gully Library.
LIST OF HOTELS IN THE TEA TREE GULLY DISTRICT FROM 1841
1841 TRAVELLERS’ REST – Houghton – Demolished 1964.
1843 HARP HOTEL – Nth of Tolley/NE Rd corner (Section 1576) 1843 – 1844 only.
1844 SHEPHERDS’ REST – On SW corner of Tolley/NE Rd 1844 – 1846 only.
1857 BREMEN HOTEL – 1210 Grand Junction Road, Hope Valley.
1850 PARADISE BRIDGE HOTEL – In 1909 became PARADISE TEMPERANCE HOTEL – Demolished in 1958
1854 TEA TREE GULLY HOTEL – 1349 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully
1854 OLD HIGHERCOMBE HOTEL – 3, Perseverance Road, T.T.G. De-licensed in 1877
1857 HIGHBURY HOTEL – 1017 Lower North East Road, Highbury
1858 INGLEWOOD INN – North East Road, Inglewood
1858 MODBURY HOTEL – 989 North East Road, Modbury
1858 NEW RESERVOIR HOTEL – 224, Gorge Road, Newton.
1969 HIGHLANDER HOTEL – MOTEL – 647, North East Road, Gilles Plain
1970 CLOVERCREST HOTEL – MOTEL – 450 Montague Road, Modbury Nth
1970 BLUE GUMS HOTEL – 345, Hancock Road, Fairview Park
19 GOLDEN GROVE TAVERN – Cnr Grenfell Road & G. G. Road, Surrey Downs
19 VILLAGE TAVERNER HOTEL – Cnr of The Golden Way & Grove Way, G.G.
19 THE FOX & FIRKIN – 1370 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully – Technically this is not a hotel and comes under a Special Circumstances Licence. The conditions are that the premises shall not trade or advertise under a name including any of the words hotel, tavern, Inn or bar.