Imperial Hotel Clifton

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Work to get underway next month on Clifton’s iconic Imperial Hotel

ALMOST three years after an announcement that the historic Imperial Hotel at Clifton would be restored, owners Shellharbour Workers Club will begin the much-anticipated project next month. While the landmark building will not be relicensed as a hotel, it will instead be restored into a vibrant, multi-level hospitality venue focusing on food. The Imperial Hotel … Continue reading

Clifton’s pub with no beer

Club back-flips on public bar commitment A SOCIAL media campaign is underway to persuade the owners of Clifton’s historic former pub to reconsider what they say is a back-flip on a commitment to re-establish a public bar in its redevelopment plans. The owner, Shellharbour Workers Club has lodged a modification request for a development application … Continue reading

Imperial a step closer to re-opening

WORK has started on the revitalisation of Clifton’s landmark Imperial Hotel, with preparations beginning for restoration works and repairs beginning this week. The owners of the former pub, Shellharbour Workers’ Club, bought the property from WIN Corporation in March 2015 for $2.2 million, and plan to transform the heritage landmark into a licensed eatery. Security … Continue reading

Looking Back: Coaching the sea cliffs

By MICK ROBERTS. THE eagerly awaited arrival of the railway to the Illawarra awoke the world to what is known today as Lawrence Hargrave Drive and its scenic splendour, altering what was a coastal bush track from a quiet local thoroughfare into a busy main road linking Sydney to Wollongong. Soon after the opening of … Continue reading

Villages without a pub

THE closure of Scarborough Hotel has left the villages of northern Illawarra high and dry with no pubs. Not since before the first pub opened at Clifton in 1879 has the villages between Thirroul and Helensburgh been without a pub. Now just two clubs, Scarborough Wombarra Bowling and Coledale RSL service the needs of tipplers … Continue reading

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