From the Maitland Mercury report:
Engineers have declared Morpeth’s historic River Royal Inn built in 1856 unsafe as they use large fans to dry out the soggy rooms and assess extensive flood damage.
Until their examination is finished, the future of the hotel is undecided, licensee Tom Greene said.
He said it was heartbreaking when a surge of floodwater burst through the rooms at the height of the recent deluge.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 13, 2015.