Meet Your Publicans
We are Stephen and Jessica.
After a combined 30 years in Defence we were looking for a drastic lifestyle change.
One afternoon we shared too many drinks with a hotel broker and discovered the Carrieton Hotel freehold was for sale.
We never looked back ...
Our previous careers saw us travelling far and wide, spending months apart and sacrificing time together.
We sold everything.
We poured our money and our hearts into restoring this handsome hotel
Along the way, in the midst of renovations, we welcomed our son.
Then just weeks after the Carrieton Hotel's grand reopening, our daughter arrived.
For our little family the Carrieton Hotel is all about new beginnings.
The first chapter in a new story.
But for the community of Carrieton, and their pub which has been standing for 140 years, it is about breathing new life into old, yet valuable places.
We are not so much owners as we are custodians.
We want to take pride in our heritage building.
To be a place where community spirit is ignited and strengthened.
To be a place that visitors speak of fondly for years after.
We want our business to reflect our dual passions of home and family.
We want to be a place where you feel welcomed and valued.
We want to be more than just a pub. We want the Carrieton Hotel to feel like your home, just as it does for us.