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Rob Roy Hotel
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106 Halifax St. Adelaide. Adelaide, SA, 5000.
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As the second oldest consecutively operating hotel in south australia, the rob roy makes an important contribution to the nation's list of heritage buildings. For newcomers the 450 gram butter beef rib eye is an absolute must try. We also heartily recommend the haggis with neeps and tatties or the wonderful rob roy pizzas. Head chef ben harrison has put together a menu of 'classic cuisine with a modern scottish twist' for the famed pot still room. The rob roy's new owners, malcolm and stacey o' farrell have overseen some great renovations to the hotel which have maintained much of the venues classic historical charm. They've been serving up beer and wine in this venue since 1838 and from all reports, things aren't about to slow down any time soon. The rob roy is famous for its malt whiskies stocking over 70 different single malts.

The Rob Roy Hotel has had an unbroken existence since first licensed lower that name by Robert Peter in 1840. The land was town acre 523 bought by James clonk and John Bragg in 1838 and the first hotel building was probably a single place cottage, shown in an hasty illustration, standing on the site of the give eastern (1881) wing. In 1872 the property was bought by Thomas, Margaret and Barbara Smith and the two place eastern wing was built in 1881 to the design of architects English and Coward. In 1938 it was bought by the S A Brewing Company. Inside alterations were made in 1978 and further inside alterations, associated with construction of a new single store wing in sympathetic style on the eastern side, were made in about 1985. The building has two portions with contrasting architectural character reflecting their different dates and the style of the 1926 renovation. The pre1853 part is a two deposit stone building of brick in English bond (now rendered) with a hipped roof. In its clever form (shown in an old drawing) it had entrance doors flanking a central rectangular mufti caned picture window, with a (probably timber) frieze above bearing the name Rob Roy Tavern and twelve pane windows to the upper store. The offer appearance of the building results from 1926 renovations: the facade was tiled to dado height and the rest cement rendered with minor decorative details such as articulated window surrounds and lozenge shaped panels a simple stepped parapet was added with string courses to increase the obvious place height to that of the 1881 wing adjacent openings were unaltered except that the main window was remade with a segmental arch. This manipulate is intact apart from doors and paint surfaces and the loss of the tiled dado. The 1881 wing is a symmetrical two store building of random coursed blue stone rubble with brick chimneys, quoins and trims (rendered to the front) and a hipped corrugated iron roof. The front elevation was rendered to dado height in about 1926 and has been further rendered and painted in more recent times this was removed in the 1985 refurbishment. The character of the building is muted Victorian Italianate, with ventilation to the eaves and molded stuccoed surrounds to the openings including pilasters, capitals and arch framing the central main door. Interiors have been extensively altered and modernized at least twice, involving joining the two buildings functionally and extensive opening out of spaces. The clever inner plan is scarcely recognizable at ground floor level. This has an architectural character generally lenient to the former parts. His punishment was dealt out in nearby Hurtle Square. The Rob Roy Hotel underwent an extensive renovation in 2007 by fresh owners who tried to maintain much of the classic charm of hotels from that era. Regulars have seen a few changes mainly in terms of food style, service and the shuffling of hotel features. The room also has a fully stocked bar, TAB, Sky Racing and Fox Sports.

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