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About

 

Kelly’s Rugby Hotel Orange is a three generation family owned hotel, established in 1922. We pride ourselves on our traditional ethics of good service and local knowledge. 

Our current Licensee, Bill Kelly jnr. follows in the footsteps of his father, Bill Kelly snr. and also, his Grandmother Mary Jane Kelly. All current day family members are involved in the everyday running and management of the Hotel. 

Kelly’s Hotel started out as a simple bar and accommodation set up by Mary Jane and her three young children. Her youngest son, Bill Kelly left school at the age of fourteen to assist his mother in the everyday running of the Hotel.  After service in the 2nd World War, Bill snr purchased the Hotel from his mother and continued on with his wife, another Mary Kelly, to build the business into a well known and respected Hotel. 

In the last twenty years, Kelly’s Hotel has expanded into a medium sized business employing around 40 people. We have established a highly successful drive-thru bottleshop and expanded our food operations upstairs with a popular restaurant named after our much loved family matriarch “Mary Janes”.

We are a proud member of the Local Business Chambers and Taste of Orange. We have won several business awards locally and have just been awarded a “Schooner” rating in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Pub Food Guide for 2011. 

We are also very active in our local community and are proud sponsors of numerous sporting clubs at Grass roots levels and in the professional sense. 

We hope to continue on for a few more years yet and would like to thank our loyal and hardworking staff for our continued success and longevity in this very competitive business of hospitality.