The original Ettamogah Pub at Albury hits the market

The original Ettamogah Pub at Albury hits the market
The original Ettamogah Pub at Albury hits the market

Manenti Quinlan & Associates, in conjunction with John Hannigan Real Estate Services, have listed the renowned, Ettamogah Pub, Albury.

The Australian icon is located off the Hume Highway, just 16 kilometres north of Albury on a 4.81ha site.

The original creator of the Ettamogah Pub was Ken Maynard who started drawing images of the Ettamogah Pub in 1959.

It was made famous through his regular cartoons in The Australasian Post. The Ettamogah Mob cartoons, an iconic series of weekly cartoons, were published in the national magazine for nearly 50 years.

As a boy Ken would cycle around a water hole called Ettamogah, an Aboriginal word meaning 'place of good drink'. This struck Ken as an ideal name for a pub and hence the infamous Ettamogah cartoons were born.

The actual pub dates back to 1987 when built by Albury businessman Lindsay Cooper.

Albury Ettamogah was used as the base to bring the Ettamogah brand into a themed restaurant and pub chain across Australia.

Continual development has turned the Albury Ettamogah into a well- known tourist destination.

The original Ettamogah Pub at Albury hits the market

In addition to hotel trade, the Ettamogah site offers a village with five retail shops, a reception centre, and large dining barn with structures close to completion. Lease negotiations are currently underway with a hairdresser and supermarket operator.

Leonard Bongiovanni of Manenti Quinlan and Associates said it best suited a hands-on operator.

The property has a mid-$3 million price guide with expressions of interest closing June 7.

It has been listed by Leigh O’Brien, who now has projects overseas, with the pub currently operating under management.

The sale includes Ettamogah memorabilia and a 25-year licensing agreement for the Ettamogah Pub name, with a further 25-year option, operating under a royalties scheme.

O’Brien previously held other Ettamogah pubs including one at Kellyville Ridge, in Sydney’s north west, now owned by Woolworths’ ALH, to which he licenses the Ettamogah name.



Albury Ettamogah Pub

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