Kent Hotel

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The Kent Hotel is a former pub in the inner-western Sydney suburb of Balmain, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Kent Hotel
Kent Hotel Balmain 1.jpg
Kent Hotel today[when?]
General information
StatusClosed; private residence
Address51 Palmer Street, Balmain, New South Wales
CountryAustralia
Coordinates33°51′35″S 151°10′50″E / 33.859794°S 151.180543°E / -33.859794; 151.180543Coordinates: 33°51′35″S 151°10′50″E / 33.859794°S 151.180543°E / -33.859794; 151.180543
Opened1865
Closed1976

Workers from the nearby Booth's Saw Mill and later Lever and Kitchen, were regular patrons at the hotel.[1]

The building is now a private residence but retains a sign with the words The Kent on the front veranda as a reminder of its historic past.

Popular cultureEdit

The pub was used as the main location for the Australian film Caddie, starring Helen Morse and Jack Thompson. After closing in 1976, the site was reopened for a time as Caddies Restaurant, named after its association with the film.[2]

The hotel is mentioned in the 2014 Man Booker Prize winning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davidson, B; Hamey, K; Nicholls, D; Called To The Bar - 150 Years of pubs in Balmain & Rozelle, The Balmain Association, 1991, ISBN 0-9599502-6-5.
  2. ^ Caddie (Motion Picture DVD); 'On Location - Producer's Commentary'; Roadhow Entertainment, 1976.

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