The Carrington Hotel in Peak Hill has risen like a phoenix from the ashes thanks to community support and some grant money.
Established in 1894, it was one of three hotels in Peak Hill known as the “cockies pub”. It was sadly gutted by fire in 1997 and the hotel licence was sold and the building earmarked for demolition. The Peak Hill community banded together to save the building, and the owner donated the building to Parkes Shire Council for community use.
Council has been undertaking alterations over the past several years to restore the building. Stage 3 was recently completed with funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities (SCCF). This stage included the rehabilitation of the upstairs area and adjoining veranda to make it operational again for the hosting of events, meetings and community gatherings.