Welcome to the Victoria Hotel

HOTEL TRADING : Monday – Thursday 11.00am to 10.00pm Friday – 11.00am to 12.00am Saturday – 10.30am to 12.00am Sunday – 10.30am to 10.00pm | BISTRO LUNCH : Monday – Thursday 12.00pm to 2.30pm Weekends – 11.30am to 3.00pm | BISTRO DINNER : Monday – Sunday 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Our Bistro - Quality food to put you in a good mood

Don’t feel like cooking?

Our popular bistro and its facilities can create and provide a no hassle meal for you and your family.

With a varied menu there is a dish for everybody.

We recommend call (02) 4930 5260 to book your table.

* All images of meals used are stock photos.


Hunter Valleys best kept secret for wedding Venues

Have a function to organise but don’t want the hassle that comes with it?

We’ll do all the hard work for you – all you have to do is arrange the guests.

We cater for weddings, engagement parties, anniversaries, cocktail parties, birthdays, and other private functions. The function room allows clients to host a function of minimum 40 guests up to a party for 120 guests.

Talk to us about your next Function.

Hinton History

With Thanks to Local Historian Geoff Boyle

How Hinton got its name

A post office was established on request in 1835. The Surveyor General suggested the name “Hinton”. Back then mail was delivered to and from Sydney by boat. Prior to this the area was known as “The Second Arm of Hunters River”.

Robert Dillin – the first person in Hinton

In 1821 Robert Coram Dillin, aged 30, arrived in Australia on the ship “Jesse”. He received a grant of 600 acres of land where the Hinton township stands today. Soon after, with the help of an overseer and convict labour, he cleared the land for cultivation and cattle. By 1840, Dillin decided to subdivide his estate to create a “Private” town.

Robert Dillin died in October 1841 and was buried at Morpeth cemetery.

The history of Hinton School

The original school at Hinton was Presbyterian Denominational, established in 1841. When the teacher resigned in 1848, the Board of National Education appointed William Heard as teacher of a Government school in April 1849 in part of a store shed on the river bank. A new National School was built in 1854.

This building was demolished when the present school was built, with work starting in 1877 and finishing in 1878, including the teachers residence.