About the Metropolitan Hotel Orange
If the image to the right makes you think of the perfect country hotel, then you’re 100% correct. The iconic, centrally located Metropolitan Hotel Orange has it all – great pub food and drink in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. We can offer you a wide range of local wines, plus 12 draught beers on tap.
Upstairs our family friendly, all-seasons Verandah Bistro gives you picturesque views of the historic Town Hall and Holy Trinity Church. Not to mention our extensive and delicious menu , and great selection of local wines. Plus the Verandah Bistro has convenient charge back facilities to our popular Town Square Motel, next door.
Comfortable affordable Pub accommodation – we have single double and twin occupancy rooms starting from $60 per night. All rooms have air conditioning, in room TV’s with a communal kitchen and shared bathrooms. For for convenient Orange Pub style accommodation call us at the Town Square Motel on 02 6369 1444 for bookings.
Built in 1864 as John Woodward’s store (the second brick store in Orange), the Metropolitan became a hotel in 1886. John West was the first licensee. With its rich volcanic soils, reliable rainfall and 870m elevation, the city of Orange has a multi-layered history. First occupied by the traditional Wiradjuri land owners, the area known previously as Blackman’s Swamp (after JohnBlackman, the Chief Constable of Bathurst) was proclaimed the village of Orange in 1846. This was after Prince William of Orange, who had commanded the Mayor, Thomas Mitchell, during the Napoleonic Wars. The 1851 discovery of gold at nearby Ophir and then Lucknow gave a huge boost to the predominantly farming and grazing settler population. Many of Orange’s historic buildings such as Duntryleague – and The Metropolitan – were directly or indirectly built from the spoils of this gold (and copper) rush. Today gold mining remains a major driver of our thriving regional hub, along with medical care, government, education, agriculture, horticulture, and of course our renowned food and wine tourism.