History

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The Royal Hotel is the oldest continually licensed premises in Queensland. The building as it stands today incorporates the original premises, built 150 years ago.

James Murray was the first licensee, owner and builder of the Royal, he constructed this building in 1863. Unfortunately he only held the licence for six months and died from the effects of drinking to excess!

Leyburn was originally a gold mining town and one of the first settlements on the Darling Downs. After the gold mines closed the area reverted to a rural farming community. Around the walls of the Royal Hotel you will find an extensive gallery of images of the pub and area.

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