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February 23, 2017

A Tale of Poppycock for my Chuckaboo

(Inspired by ‘A Dictionary of Victorian Slang’ by J. Redding Ware (1909)) A tale of poppy cock for my chuckaboo Arthur Hardy and his wife Martha […]
February 22, 2017

For It Was a Grand Life

For it was a grand life Mabel Phyllis Hardy (1890-1977) was the granddaughter of Arthur Hardy, and oldest daughter of their second son, Herbert Mansell Hardy. […]
February 21, 2017

A Matter of Etiquette

A matter of etiquette   “Nothing indicates a well bred man more than a proper mode of eating. A man may pass muster by dressing well, […]
memorable experiences


As the original destination for high society in Adelaide it makes sense that we now have some of state’s most unique venues. Enquire about the historic cellars, the Hardy’s original dining room, or alternately one of our verandah rooms complete with open fire and outlook over the valley. Venues accommodate groups between 10-30 people.