Also known as the Jolly Frog Hotel, the Carrington Hotel and Windsor Tavern.

Source Reference: 

p 48

Source Notes: 

Hotel located on the corner of Macquarie and Bridge Street, Windsor, near the bridge over South Creek, 'excellent accommodation, meals and general hotel comfort', 'make Podesta's your first stop at Windsor'.

Comments (8)

  • anon

    The reason i googled Podestas Hotel was that i client of mine had the same name and he is of Maltese descent.

    I was telling him that in the late 60's i lived at Pagewood in the southern suburbs of Sydney and 2 houses down from our place lived a Mrs Podesta whose family owned that hotel.

    We had friends in Windsor and i can recall driving past the hotel and from memory it was timber and had the name on the side of the building in big letters.

    My client informed me that he also remembers the hotel but he is not related and thinks that even though it is the same surname he thinks the owners were of Italian descent.

    Sep 11, 2012
  • anon

    Thanks Jim for your comments,

    Jan 12, 2013
  • anon

    Nancy Podesta owned the hotel back in the 50's and she had a daughter and a son John who was a butcher (can't recall the daughters name). They may have had European background but were definitely Australian.

    Mar 16, 2013
  • anon

    Dad was a friend of Don Podesta who was the publican here when I was a child. His mother used to collect dolls. I remember dad calling in to see them on several occasions before the breathalyzer.

    Jul 28, 2013
  • anon

    My Grand-Father was Orlando Bartholomew Podesta who was Frank Podesta's brother (who owned the Podesta's Hotel).

    Jul 29, 2013
  • anon

    I am currently researching the history of this building. Wondering if you or your extended family have any pictures/plans/photos or other useful information that might help me. Kind regards, Helen

    Apr 30, 2016
  • anon

    My father was Frank (Don) Podesta. He is of Italian decent. Dad was born in Balmain and is burried at Waverley Cemetery, although his name is not on the grave. He is buried with his father and grandfather. His grandfather came from Genova in Italy. His mother from a shop in Balmain. He and his mother owned the hotel freehold. Dad unfortunately died at the Hotel. My father only had a sister Nancy. Orlando Bartholomew Podesta may have been a brother to my grandfather but he was not a brother to my father. We didn't live at the Hotel, we lived at Coogee so Dad had a long trip along Paramatta Road at the time to go to Windsor each day.

    Sep 10, 2016
  • anon

    Around 1967 the Hill's lived at, leased and managed Podestas. Albert Jack and Margaret Hill. They had 3 teenaged children the youngest daughter was my best friend so I often stayed over at the hotel in the residence quarters but if there were no guests staying, we were allowed to stay in one of the guest rooms. Mrs Mac (don't know her full name) was the cook. She lived across the road near the Police station. There was a 'roll' piano downstairs near the back door and we used to peddle away to make some music and pretend we were actually playing it. They moved to the city (Newmarket Hotel Central) at the end of 1971.

    Feb 19, 2017

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