In the early 1860s Osbourne House was built to accommodate travellers in the area. The establishment was later named Osbourne Hotel and after more than a century of withstanding the elements, is now known as the Full Moon Hotel.
Paying tribute to its colourful history, the newly renovated Full Moon Hotel retains much of its original character, including the local’s favourite Osbourne Sports Bar – which is where Osbourne House first stood.
Now thousands of visitors come to Sandgate and the Full Moon Hotel every year to experience the wonder of Bramble Bay.
The hotel has seen an evolution over the last 150 years with the hotel accommodation replaced by al fresco dining and all the amenities the hotel offers today.
The Hotel has been an integral part of the Shorncliffe / Sandgate community as a continuously operating licensed venue for 150 years. Pubs are a place of meetings and gatherings with loved ones and fun times — just think of all the happy moments that have taken place within these walls over the last 150 years, not to mention the changes from era to era, from the late 1800’s to today.
With the numerous renovations over the last 150 years, the original building remains. Recent renovations uncovered an original brick wall with hand painted lettering of ‘Osbourne House Hotel’ dating back to the late 1800’s. This has been exposed and is visible today, signifying the hotel’s historic past.
Drawing courtesy of the Sandgate Historical Society & Article by By Susie Laery and Sandgate Guide.
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Do you have any, or know anyone with photos, articles, news clippings or even previous owners – we would love to hear from you!