Your local Blue Mountains pub

About Us

Proudly serving the Springwood community since 1878

Looking for a local pub with great spirit, excellent food & beverage offering and comfortable laid-back vibe?

Head to the Ori!

TAB

POOL

LIVE MUSIC

BAR & BISTRO

Our Venue

Our landmark building is heritage listed and oozes laidback country charm. The Ori has its origins in the Victorian style, featuring hipped slate roof, rendered chimneys, pressed metal ceilings and ornate balconies.

Our bar features 16 beers on tap and an ever-changing offering. Our spirit shelves are fully stocked and prepared for any cocktail request or drink mixer. We know you will love our craft beer selection and extensive wine list.

Looking for a Sports Bar? Our well designed TAB makes us the perfect place for your punting and our Saturday Happy Hour will give you the best start to your day from 10am.

We offer keno facilities, two competition style pool tables and a great array of comfortable spaces for you to make yourselves at home.

Ample parking available at the rear of the hotel.

Our Story

Over the Years

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1878

Established

Frank Raymond opens a new hotel, the Springwood Hotel, a single-storey building fronting the highway at the eastern end of town.

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1889

Hotel changes hands and is renamed ‘Oriental Hotel’

James Lawson bought land including the Springwood Hotel from Raymond and replaced his hotel with a large two-storey building, renamed the Oriental Hotel.

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1919

Tooth & Co Brewers take over management and rename as ‘Hotel Sydenham’

Major brewers Tooth and Co assume ownership of the business and put in their own licensee, George Sydenham, from Jenolan Caves House. The name of the hotel was changed to Hotel Sydenham.

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1926

Thomas Lawson assumes ownership from his father

William Maxwell Lawson, James’s third son, succeeded to ownership in 1926, made some renovations to the hotel in 1928. Name changed back to the Oriental Hotel.

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1945

Requisitioned by the Government for use during WWII

The Ori is requisitioned by the Government during WWII where it housed children evacuated from Burnside Homes, Parramatta. The hotel leaves the stewardship of the Lawson family. 

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1960

New owners

New owners make major changes to the Oriental in the early 1960s, creating a metal-clad single storey bar along the main frontage to Macquarie Road.

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1994

John Lewis assumes ownership

John Lewis acquires the hotel as owner and licensee and creates a bistro in the front part of the building, with an open-air eating area, as part of his policy ‘to refurbish and upgrade the Oriental Hotel’.

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Present Day

The Wayne Family assume ownership

The Ori has been owned and operated by the Wayne family for over ten years. Our ethos is to bring excellence in food, beverage and entertainment to the Springwood community. We look forward to providing an amazing hospitality experience for many years to come.

Sponsorship

We proudly sponsor local sporting teams and charities. Currently supporting the BeardUp Boys and Blue Mountains AFL.

Looking for sponsorship for your team? Get in contact and see how we can help.

Blue Mountains AFL
Beard Up Boys

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