From the Maitland Mercury report:
is a western suburbs landmark, few realising its historical significance and its former name The Union Inn.
Rutherford Hotel is a huge part of Maitland’s history, a watering hole with a colourful past and a business about to undergo a massive facelift.
The hotel and adjoining land has recently been purchased for an undisclosed sum by SJH Hospitality, the same owners of The Kent and CBD hotels in Newcastle.
SJH Hospitality CEO Stephen Hunt has big plans for the iconic highway pub and wants to retain its heritage.
Full article available at: Maitland Mercury, April 5, 2016.