Just under 40 kilometres east from Deniliquin and a bit west of Finley at the edge of the Riverina, Blighty is a tiny quiet town with a huge heart and the Blighty Hotel is a perfect spot for a quiet and friendly stopover for travellers looking of a break at a genuine family-run country hotel.
Built in 1941 the Blighty Hotel is one of the few remaining mud-brick hotels in NSW and the original work is still visible in places.
Often almost obscured by the locals’ work utes parked out front, it’s open every day from midday (an hour earlier on weekends) and serves full meals Wednesday to Sunday and pizzas whenever it’s open.
The front bar is where most gather to share their stories of the day and the dining-room is at the back.
On one side there’s a huge beer-garden which is glorious on a sunny afternoon and at the other are the motel style air-conditioned rooms. Breakfast can be provided on request to guests.
There’s no gambling – this is a pub where people talk and laugh – but it’s an odds-on bet that visitors will enjoy their time here.