The Albion Hotel, Wickham NSW

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The Albion Hotel, Wickham NSW

The Albion Hotel is a hotel located in Wickham, New South Wales. They have a bar, great food and drink options and offer accommodation. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 4.1 out of 497 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
I was looking for a cost effective place to stay for 1 night. After arriving the gentlemen at the bar was very helpful, my room was very clean and my bed was very comfortable. I stayed for lunch and dinner, both were amazing. You get noise as you would expect from any bar, that comes with the Territory.
72 Hannell St, Wickham NSW 2293

Opening hours

Monday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Opening hours

Monday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Clubs and Pubs in Wickham

Including this venue, there are 3 pubs and 1 club in the Wickham area

Latest reviews for The Albion Hotel, Wickham NSW

Steven Lowry
14/03/2024
Be prepared for noise and if you choose to stay at The Albion.
You will be subjected to music from the bar below contrary to previous reviews and the manager didn't really care when I explained the music was loud in the roms above at 11pm on a Wednesday night, you will also be woken by doors banging during the night as other guest use the shared toilets and then there are the trucks going past every 5 to 10 minutes! Previous reviews are correct and the rooms have been renovated but are very basic and for the price lack basic features.
Ray Y
10/02/2024
Good place to hang. Food is great with big portions.
Matt Turner
31/12/2023
I made the mistake of booking a motel, rocked up to notice i made the booking on the wrong dates. Fortunately the Albion hotel was able to help out after 9 with 2 rooms. The rooms were very clean everything is new and the beds were the best ive slept on out of the whole holiday. Great bathrooms and the staff were very friendly and catered to our every need
Andrew T
08/11/2023
I am delighted to share my experience of the exceptional customer service, enjoyable gaming, and excellent food at this hidden gem in Newcastle. With its convenient car parking available at the back, this local pub is truly a well-kept secret that both residents and visitors should not miss.

The level of customer service provided at this establishment is truly outstanding. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and well taken care of. Their attentiveness and professionalism are commendable, making it a pleasure to dine and relax in this establishment.

For gaming enthusiasts, this pub offers a fantastic experience. Whether you are a casual gamer or a dedicated enthusiast, you will find a wide range of exciting gaming options to enjoy. The quality of the gaming facilities is top-notch, providing hours of entertainment and enjoyment.

Additionally, the food served at this pub is nothing short of good. The menu offers a diverse selection of nice dishes, prepared with great attention to detail and using high-quality ingredients. From appetizers to main courses and desserts.

If you are a local resident or simply visiting the area, I highly recommend this pub as the best local establishment in Newcastle. Its combination of exceptional customer service, enjoyable gaming, and delectable food sets it apart from the rest. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this hidden gem for yourself.
Timothy Hill
05/11/2023
Great service, deluxe bed and clean room. Extensive bottle shop. Perfect location. Pack your flip flops for old school male and female communal bathrooms. 5 Stars.
En Win
30/09/2023
Fortunate to have stumbled across this hotel while on an overnight stay. Great pub atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food. Even better, we arrived just into happy hour and left more than a little happy...This is yet another great little place that makes Newcastle worth visiting.
Margaret Carolan
19/08/2023
Had lunch there today. Highly recommend it .
Good food ,good service, reasonably priced and good location.
Rob Stevens
24/07/2023
Decent local pub, having just renovated the pokie room, hopefully the front bar can get some renovations as well, but otherwise good !!
Gillian Elbro
01/05/2023
Charming young man taking our order. Excellent lunch, clean restaurant. Will definitely go back. Well done the Albion
Angela Price
10/03/2023
We just checked into this hotel . We paid 2400 for two queen rooms for three nights. We have been given one queen room and one broom closet double bed room. The guy at reception said its not his problem he doesn't own the place. My partner kept asking for another rooas we had paid a couple of thousand dollars for this accommodation. He was quiet dismissive and offered to take a queen bed from another room and put it in the small space we have.
There is not even a sink in the room
Ben Graham
04/03/2023
[Mar 23] Tried them again tonight and the menu doesn't match what you actually get.
Photo attached is of a sauce that cose $3, and it's so small.

[Jun 22] Last wednesday (trivia night) my Girlfriend and I ordered a schnitzel each. When they came out they had been cut in half! So they were half the size that others at our table had received. The veggie sides were also much smaller than normal.
I've never had that done to me before. The bar staff was surprised but wasn't able to do anything about it because they had run out of schnitzels.

This used to be a really good place, but the new owners are more interested in cutting corners and alienating their customer base.
Aimee
10/02/2023
NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Despite their advertising and SEO ranking, they are not wheelchair accessible. The doors are not wide enough and the ramp is not accessible. Im hoping after the renovation they become more aware of wheelchair needs considering they have a good local reputation.
Netty
22/01/2023
Netty. Was. Here. My home town local. Under new licensee! I Was really keen to hook into some fresh oysters! Seafood Sunday special is $2 oysters (any kind) and $20 buckets of prawns ALL DAY.
Not massive oysters but fair sized for the price. All were fresh as fresh can get!

What really impresses me is the $15 mid week lunch specials. With your choice of sauce and sides it's still $15; massive snittys and steaks cooked to perfection. Great for the budget!

New members club app so you can get discounts on drinks via a scratch and win.
Brett Horwood
31/10/2022
The Albion Hotel is just a few hundred metres north of the train station, last stop.If you want a good Parmy Schitzel or fish and chips you won't be dissaponted. I stopped here because there's not much around this end of town to get a decent lunch. Nice pub.
Paul-Thomas Clarke
10/10/2022
I was looking for a cost effective place to stay for 1 night. After arriving the gentlemen at the bar was very helpful, my room was very clean and my bed was very comfortable.
I stayed for lunch and dinner, both were amazing. You get noise as you would expect from any bar, that comes with the Territory.
Tim Godwin - Music
25/09/2022
It's 4am and music is still blasting in my room from the bar. Writing this review then packing my bag and leaving. What a joke of bar with accommodation. No respect for their guests. 2 nights of no sleep. No towls for the 1st night either. DO NOT STAY HERE!
Gemma Shaw
18/08/2022
I have just had an awful experience at the Albion Hotel. Attending the venue with my Urban Rec sports team, we were hoping to use our $100 voucher we were awarded the previous season for being 'the most fun' team. Once we had agreed on our meals we went up to order and were told to wait a minute whilst they checked the validity of the voucher.

Eventually, the manager who we now know as Jerry approached us in an incredibly aggressive manner and told us we could not use the voucher because it was not signed by the publican with a red pen. We were willing to accept this but Jerry continued to berate myself and my team asking us why we would forge the voucher (again we had not, we pulled it out of the envelope it came in). We did our best to calmly explain this to Jerry but our explanation seemed to only antagonise him more, he even implied Urban Rec forged the voucher (which is a strange thing to accuse an organisation you sponsor of doing).Jerry then yelled at us to take it up with Urban Rec however, since Jerry was the one with the issue I told him to call Urban Rec.

After being accosted in this way, we paid for our meals in full and whilst there wasn't anything wrong with the meals, the whole experience left a sour taste in our mouths which definitely spoiled dinner.

During dinner we closely inspected the voucher and saw that it had a wet signature and did not appear electronic or photo-copied. In fact the pen had slightly bled through to the other side of the paper. I do hope Jerry inspects the publican's pens to make sure all of his red pens have ink in them to avoid this happening in the future. This is really embarrassing for such a long standing, respected venue.

In any event, I have contacted Urban Rec because I am so rattled to be treated this way by a venue they trusted to be a sponsor. Even if we are lucky enough to win 'the most fun' team again this season we will NOT be celebrating the win at the Albion Hotel.
Bridgette Turvey
18/08/2022
Went to the Albion tonight for dinner because they sponsor the sports competition at Urban Rec and our team won a $100 voucher for being 'Most Fun' team.
When we tried to order dinner the Duty Manager 'Jerry' or 'Gerry' (can't confirm spelling but he was small, bald and irrationally furious) yelled at us saying people had been photocopying the voucher and that we weren't allowed to use it. He was weirdly aggressive and it was all in all a pretty horrible experience. It would also be unusual for a group of 8 people to try and scam one of Newcastle's least desirable venues just to save $12.50 each but he was adamant.
Gerry/Jerry didn't let us use the voucher so on principle I didn't order any food so I can't review the cuisine although I did see the 'mega schnitzel' and it was pretty normal sized.
Have no intentions of going back to the Albion again. Jerry/Gerry is definitely not the Most Fun and should get his blood pressure checked, the guy was red as.
Ben Graham
05/07/2022
Last wednesday (trivia night) my Girlfriend and I ordered a schnitzel each. When they came out they had been cut in half! So they were half the size that others at our table had received. The veggie sides were also much smaller than normal.
I've never had that done to me before. The bar staff was surprised but wasn't able to do anything about it because they had run out of schnitzels.

This used to be a really good place, but the new owners are more interested in cutting corners and alienating their customer base.
George Lewandowski
29/06/2022
Greeted by friendly staff who treated us really special as we were their only guests for the 3 nights. Room was pristine and clean. The bathroom was clean but it was a little sqeezey. The Bistro served great food. Not a big menu but the Specials board had great meals. One complaint was the TV is small and mounted too high up the wall. We got cricked necks and the picture was tinged red due to the acute angle so watching was not clear. But it was a handy location to light rail, great cafes. Access to the city and ferry was easy. We only drove the car on the last day as we went to Port Stephens. A real Hoot on Origin night!
Asenaca Caucau
08/08/2021
THE ALBION FAWLTY TOWERS

The Albion has been my favourite socializing hotel for quite some time, as the staff went the extra length to make you feel welcome like in their own home, even offered a taste of new beers on tap and so I wanted to show to my staff the difference that makes to gain returning patronage.
Where years ago I spent a hefty amount to hire just 2 of John Cleese tapes for training my staff, last Sunday got all free of charge ....after all we can learn from mistakes as well.
I asked the bartender if the pool table was still available for a game, as it was very crowded around it, I wanted to make sure by asking again, realizing what I meant he reply " don't worry, he is the owner just telling him to move". To give you a clearer picture, the owner and his other 10/11 friends were seating at an area where, in the past, only a max of four people occupy that space. Not only it was difficult to get to the pool table but we also had to brush people past at the top end.
As we approached the table to start playing, the owner, without an introduction and very abruptly laid out the rules relating to Covid, which were respected and followed , when I asked him if he could give us a bit of space so we could play, he replied " when you shoot at this end I will " REALLY?!!
They were only another two people in the back room, was it really necessary to block the side window to the bar, the pool table and access from the bar to the back room?
And so we continue to finish the game by repeatedly apologizing for disturbing him and the next person who took his place to gain an uncomfortable bit of space to be able to play.
The irony of his Covid rules implementation, which was his way of telling us who the BOSS was, never thought of wearing a mask when speaking in my face, nor having anyone making sure who walked in had actually registered the QR code.
Now is the time Mr Albion hotel owner, to ask yourself how much your ego cost you.
How many customers have you lost in one blow? 4? 8? 16?
I really hope the time I have spent writing my story will not go to waste and it will help you recover the loss.
Rod Foyel
05/07/2021
Great menu, food, value and friendly staff.
Highly recommended, when in Newcastle.
M
24/06/2021
Well i was expecting the Albion hotel that was a craft beer mecca about 2014. Turns out its been sold and the previous owner opened the grain store. So thays where all the good beer and good food went.
Wasnt bad. But nothing above ordinary. At least my pokie adicted friends like the place
Glenn Padgett
19/05/2021
I went there during my lunch break for the Kiev, which is on the menu. I was told it wasn't available so I happily chose something else. Then I was asked where I would like to sit and the place was half empty so I picked a table away from others, then I was told they were saving that table for someone else. I chose another table and went to get a beer. I came back to the bistro where the waitress sat me at another table of her choice. Then I waited for 30 minutes for my meal before I asked where it was (because I'm a patient guy). The younger girl was apologetic saying it was really busy (yet the place wasn't half full). I waited another 10 minutes when I overheard that they gave my lunch to someone else?. I told them to forget it. They gave me a refund of $17 and then I got a sandwich from the place three doors down. The sandwich shop had great service, it was fresh and half the price. I'll be going back to the sandwich shop!
David Edwards
05/05/2021
This is a very historic hotel in the heart of Newcastle. Cold beer and good food from the restaurant is a highlight. Full betting facilities are also available. A very enjoyable location with views of the harbour.
Colin Smithers
01/04/2021
Fantastic service, good range of beer, and very good food at a reasonable price. Will definitely be back
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