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The Federal Hotel in Bellingen first opened for business in 1901, its name celebrating the Federation of the Australian States in that year. It was built by a Mrs Redstone for her daughter Alice Maude who married Mr Albert Edwin Capp.

The Federal Hotel was originally to be built of bricks but the ship carrying them from Sydney sank! Consequently the front section of the hotel was then constructed of rosewood and cedar. The back section was added a number of years later.

The Federal Hotel has had a number of face-lifts over its long history, with  the most recent major renovation, incorporating a new lounge, back bar, and beer garden.

The Federal Hotel has a longstanding reputation for providing the 3 “must haves” in a country pub.

  • A welcoming environment where you can relax and enjoy a drink with friends.
  • A taste tempting bistro (ours is an award winner!) where you can enjoy a hearty but affordable pub meal.
  • And of course clean, comfortable and reasonably priced “country pub style” accommodation for the weary commercial traveler or Bellingen Valley tourist!