About Settlers Arms
Settlers Arms was established in 1848. Originally located in Dowling Street, it was relocated to the present site in the 1853. Most of the bricks used were made by convicts. The ‘new’ part of the building, that is located closest to Lord Street, dates back to 1891. In 1901, Settlers Arms became The Courthouse Hotel and was known as such up until 2005 when it once again became, Settlers Arms.
Westwood Dungog Group
Settlers Arms is an integral part of the Westwood Dungog group of businesses. Westwood Dungog is proudly owned by Tracy Norman and Bernadette Skuse who have built a highly dedicated team who share their values and vision.
Our philosophy is simple: sustainability and hospitality under one roof
The story of Westwood starts in 2003, when Tracy Norman and Bernadette Skuse decided to move to the Dungog area, building their house at Salisbury. In 2012 they acquired the first business in the group, the Settlers Arms. Together they have built a group of people who share their vision, with businesses extending into agriculture, primary food production, butchery, education, health and wellness, commercial cookery and hospitality. The philosophy is simple “sustainability and hospitality under one roof”.
The Westwood Dungog group has an unswerving dedication to the provision of a sustainable future for the Shire in both a social and agricultural context. It is also deeply committed to the provision of employment and training opportunities, all staff are actively encouraged and supported to continue their learning and skill development because we encourage to them to deliver the very best standards in their chosen field.
“There is nothing more comforting and relaxing than walking into a place that is friendly,extremely clean and the room that you've booked is exactly as it was shown in the picture which i might add was beautiful and the amenities...”Tammy Pophfer-West
“Great food, friendly service and good beer. We will be back”Shayleen Hambling
“Thank you for all you did to sort out a place for my mum when her booking didnt work My mum enjoyed her stay and was very pleased with everything I dont think she had anything negitive to say Mum...”Tiffany Barr
“A beautiful place, made even better by the lovely people that work there. Highly recommended. Will definitely stay here again. Made the kids feel very welcome and catered for!”Phaedra Carlile
“Fantastic food, great people, the rooms were good a bit of road noise in the morning but that can't be helped. Would definitely stay again.”Sharyn Noll
“Great rooms, great service. Beds are really comfy. Rooms are quiet and very roomy. Had our room upgraded to an ensuite room because the balcony door was playing up and couldn't lock. Will definitely stay here again. Meals were delicious.”Aj Mathews
“The updated menu is amazing. Thank you so much for the team at the settlers for keeping the kids and ourselves entertained in the rain. With the friendly staff and great food we could have stayed for hours.... and we...”Steven Naomi Mrljak
“I’ve just been to settlers for dinner with my mum and partner. Food is fantastic! Thanks Scott. Service was fantastic too thank you Ryan. It’s not the first time we’ve eaten here and won’t be the last. Everytime is great....”Yvette Marquet