Our Story

Built in the early 1870's from mud brick, Cooyal Hotel was originally a boarding or lodging house. Being roughly half way between Wollar and Mudgee, it was a good overnight stopping place in the horse and buggy days. It opened as a licensed hotel in 1901.

Today Cooyal Hotel continues to stand not only as an important focal point for the local community, but an enjoyable resting place for visitors. As one of the very few mud brick buildings still remaining, Cooyal Hotel is not only a reminder of the pioneer days of the past, but serves as a testament that good things are enduring.

Surrounded on all sides by sheep grazing land and bush, Cooyal Hotel backs on to Cooyal Creek in a simply amazing and unique rural setting. Enjoy a cool beverage on our deck, looking across the lawn to the bush. From here you can watch the kangaroos grazing in the late afternoon while soaking in the peaceful rural atmosphere. In the cooler months, sit in front of the great open fire and enjoy all the warmth our friendly staff and locals have to offer.