THROWBACK THURSDAY: Wakatu Hotel

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Sitting on the corner of Trafalgar and Bridge street, the Wakatu Hotel was the most well known public house of its time, providing a social hub within the settlement.

The hotel was built as a store in 1843 by merchants and licensed as a public house two years later.

 

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It has changed hands several times and at one point was bought at an auction for thirty-nine pounds by a man who had been born there.

Today it boasts a restaurant, sports bar, gaming facilities, garden bar and 22 rooms.