Abandoned pub in Tasmanian ghost town has new owner
The concrete shell of the Royal Hotel in the ghost town of Linda on Tasmania’s West Coast has a new owner.
The hotel ruins, and the mothballed cafe next door, were on the market for $149,000.
That ruins come with half an acre of land and two sheds – one currently being used as a bedroom and living area.
The property has been sold in the past to owners keen to restore it to its former glory but so far nothing has come of those plans.
New owner Zara Trihey is also in no hurry to start work but is keen to find out what her options are and what the locals might like to see.
Trihey told Channel 7 said she was drawn to the hotel and would get to know the place before making any big decisions.
At one time Linda had a population of 600 and the Royal Hotel was at the heart of the thriving mining community.
The pub, built in 1901 was destroyed by fire in 1910 and rebuilt. In 1925 a young man was fatally stabbed at the pub.
Linda was starting to lose some of its sparkle by the 1930s and last drinks were poured in 1952.
The ghost town is about 10km from Queenstown.
In nearby Gormanston, also once a boisterous mining settlement with 11 pubs, you can pick up a three-bedroom house for under $40,000.
This article from The Burnie News originally appeared as “The Royal Hotel at Linda on Tasmania’s West Coast has sold”.