Royal Hotel Capertee

The first timber version of the hotel was built around 1840 but it tragically burnt down in the early 1890s. The story goes that the ladies of the community were fed up with their men spending too much time at the pub, so they torched it!

The original timber building was replaced with the stone building in 1880 and it is still standing proudly today.  In 1880 the hotel became a rail head (where a railway line ends). In the old days, it used to be a 3-week trip from here to Sydney but suddenly the railway line arrived and the trip became less than 24 hours.

Back then, there were more than 3,500 people living here whereas numbers have now dwindled to just 180. Fire seems to be a recurring theme at The Royal because in 1930, a travelling salesman left a candle next to a window and the curtains caught alight. But just as the fabled phoenix arises from the ashes, so too does the Royal Hotel Capertee.

The hotel nowadays has been lovingly refurbished by the owners and was recently leased.

It is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists for lunch and dinner and cold drink on their way to Mudgee, Lithgow and the Bylong Valley.

The Royal Hotel features 5 coal fires, huge beer garden, indoor and outdoor dining areas, childrens play area, secure dog run, camping and RV friendly (no facilities in the camping area however) and a friendly atmosphere.

The hotel is open from 11am 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.  Function packages are available and group bookings are welcome.

Rooms are pub style and share bathroom.

67 Castlereagh Highway

P: (02) 6359 0172

Royal Hotel Capertee

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Metro on Main

In the heart of Lithgow, come and enjoy coffee and a homemade cake for morning tea. Why not try a freshly made sandwich or something delicious from our menu for breakfast or lunch.

Address: 105 Main Street, Lithgow

Phone: 63522966


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Hampton Halfway

In the Lounge area/Licensed Bistro of the hotel you can enjoy a home style cooked meal to the best value, quality, quantity and price that you will find. Relaxing is easy with the beautiful views of the surrounding hills and valleys from our large windows in the lounge area.
Jenolan Caves Rd, Hampton NSW 2790

Phone: (02) 6359 3302 02

Hampton Halfway

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Mayfield Water Garden , Nursery and Cafe


The Water Garden has at its heart a 6 acre stone and water feature garden and includes follies such as a blue-stone bridge, red bridge, boardwalks a copper tree fountain, obelisk pond and allée of London Plane trees.

The Nursery at Mayfield Garden is stocked with a wide range of cool climate plants.  Completing the Water Garden experience is the Nursery with its extensive range of cool climate plants, & the Kitchen Café serving seasonal, freshly prepared food. The Water Garden, Nursery & Kitchen Café @ Mayfield Garden are all open 7 days a week

Open: Daily 9am – 4.00pm (last entry at 3pm to the Water garden)

Water Garden

$10: adult
$5: child 7-16yrs
Free: child 0-6yrs
$25: family (2Ad + 2Ch)

530 Mayfield Road, Oberon NSW

P:  02 6336 3131 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)



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The Lolly Bug


In the Hartley Valley just 10 minutes from Lithgow, the Lolly Bug is a popular destination for tourists, travellers and locals. Stocking over 2000 lines we have something for everyone – confectionery from all around the world including old fashioned English sweets, New Zealand, American, Scottish and Dutch treats as well as good old Aussie favourites. The Lolly bug offers quality locally made produce and other Australian produce.


Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday - 10 am to 4pm.

Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm.

Closed Wednesday

2297 Great Western Highway
Little Hartley NSW 2790
Ph: (02) 6355 2162



The Lolly Bug

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Switchback Restaurant

Our bar and TV lounge is the perfect spot to unwind before dinner. It is a regular meeting place for the corporate traveller. Enjoy a drink with good company or catch up on the news of the day before dinner.

The Switchback Restaurant offers contemporary Australian cuisine, featuring local produce, including trout.

The Restaurant is open for dinner 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, and has seating for 100 people. The Restaurant is well suited to families, and provides a separate children's menu.

A roof-mounted HD projector with 103” screen plays nightly news or sport. For those who wish to relax in the comfort of their suites, room service is also available.

70 Chifley Road, Lithgow
T: (02) 6352 2477

Switchback Restaurant

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Salud – The Tin Shed

Cafe / Restaurant / Wine Bar

Lithgow Tin Shed

Serving delicious meals and deserts in a friendly and romantic setting. Blackboard specials, dietary requirements catered for. Serving quality cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (dinner only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday) All dietary requirements catered for.
A: 69 Bridge St Lithgow

P: 02 6352 1740

Salud - Cheers to Good Health

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Tomah Gardens Restaurant

Tomah Gardens Restaurant offers delicious 'One Hat' dining with glorious views of  Wollemi National Park. Sean Moran has created the beautifully rustic Tomah Gardens Restaurant, much in fitting with the stunning rural surrounds of Mount Tomah and nearby Bilpin.

The restaurant seats a total of 140 diners, 80 within the restaurant and 60 outside on the terrace.

Phone:  0421 552 746


Restaurant Tomah

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Drop in and take a break at McDonalds Lithgow. Whether you grab a classic Big Mac & fries or relax with a coffee from McCafe, we have something for everyone. Open 24/7.

A: Cnr Great Western Highway and Main Street
P: 02 6352 3522


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Lithgow Workies

Esk Restaurant

Introducing ESK Restaurant a contemporary dining experience that is uniquely Lithgow. Enjoy an Australian inspired menu that has been carefully crafted by Executive Chef Tim Standing and Restaurant Head Chef Aaron Engeler. The menu has been designed to highlight the beautiful fresh produce that is sourced from Lithgow and its surrounding regions. The menu is complimented by carefully selected Australian and international wines, whiskies and signature cocktails.


Esk Rest

Bistro Carvery

Enjoy the view over the picturesque Lithgow Valley from the Workies Bistro, as famous for its value as it is for its quality and warm friendly service. The whole family is catered for, with your children made to feel extra special.

Whether you’re after a quick but healthy meal during a short stop over in Lithgow or a relaxing family get together, our Bistro Carvery is the ideal location, with coaches most welcome.

Sundays are always a big favourite with the family with the Workies’ tender traditional roasts for lunch and dinner, with your choice of succulent honey baked ham, or melt in your mouth boneless turkey, all available alongside our regular menu

Cino’s Cafe

Enjoy the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans and the flavor of freshly made sweets, cakes, savouries, cook to order grill selections and pizza's at our Cino's Cafe open every day of the week till late

Whether you’re after a take away coffee while travelling or on the run, or you’re meeting up with friends for morning or afternoon tea, the Workies Cino's Cafe is the perfect location, offering a variety of freshly made sandwiches, pies, savouries, pizza's, burgers, icy cold drinks, cakes, deserts and sweets, together with your choice from more than a dozen different coffee varieties

Tuscan Room Workmens Club


The Showroom is the premier location for your corporate event with state of the art facilities including visual and audio equipment. Our professional staff and surrounds will enhance your corporate image and take the stress out of meeting the needs of your clients and potential clients alike. The Lithgow Workies will be the whole package when it comes to holding your Conference or Seminar; a great venue, top quality food & accommodation.



The professional team will handle all of your requirements to make your wedding day the relaxing and memorable experience it should be. The Workmen’s club will dress the function room of your choice to make it as unique as you. They can provide an extensive choice of menus to suit your taste, as well as assistance with beverage choice for that special day.

Wedding at Workmens Club


With superb facilities for small and large conferences, the Lithgow Workmen’s Club is centrally located to accommodation and all tourist attractions in the Blue Mountains.

Meeting Rooms: 4
Delegate Capacity: 180 people

3-7 Tank Street, Lithgow
P: (02) 6352 2777
F: (02) 6352 1565

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