Built and established in 1885 as a coaching inn on the Cobb & Co. route, The Carrington Inn was destined for a diverse and colourful life. Bungendore legend has it that on the day the original inn closed its doors to the trade, only three beers at tuppance each were sold.
The Carrington Inn was later to become a general store, a bordello and a private residence before being beautifully restored to its original design, true to the character and style of its Victorian origins.
Once more The Carrington Inn doors are open to the gentle bustle of a country life, and a significant piece of Australia's history has been rescued and lovingly restored for all to enjoy.
A visit to The Carrington Inn of Bungendore is a truly unique and intimate experience, where time matters little and the past and present can entangle over a glass of wine.
Unwind in front of one of our many open log fires or perhaps enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or an after-dinner coffee and port by the fireside in our 180 year old mahogany bar, brought intact from its original home in England and reinstated at The Carrington Inn.
Take a leisurely stroll through our quaint and tranquil gardens before enjoying a relaxing lunch in our courtyard.
Each of the six main rooms of the original inn has its very own distinctive style. Antiques and fittings that evoke romantic memories of the past that all combine to create an award-winning dining experience for which The Carrington Inn has become renowned.
In keeping with the heritage architecture of the Nineteenth century and Victorian era, 26 accommodation rooms are decorated in the colonial style to compliment the original inn. Whether it is for business or leisure, The Carrington Inn is a unique and enjoyable experience for all tastes.
The romance and intimacy of The Carrington Inn is the embodiment of that country charm that supports a country wedding or special event. Our designated and purpose built 'Wedding & Events' Cottage with seperate lounge, outdoor courtyard and modern facilities, makes for a superb venue and can cater for up to 200 guests.