Clyde History

The Beginnings

The original architect of The Clyde is
unknown. It first appears in records
as part of the Sands & McDougall
Melbourne Directory
in 1866, with
Mr John Graham listed as proprietor.

This architectural drawing for renovations
was completed in 1923 by Joy and McIntyre,
engineers and architects, Melbourne.
(c) State Library of Victoria.

Involvement with sporting clubs

For nearly 150 years the Clyde Hotel
has been at the heart of local sporting clubs,
hosting meetings and club functions.

This tradition continues proudly today,
with many clubs and other groups supported
by the Clyde.

News about the annual meeting of the
Carlton Cricket Club at the Clyde Hotel.
The Argus, 22 September 1877

Involvement with sporting clubs

For nearly 150 years the Clyde Hotel
has been at the heart of local sporting clubs,
hosting meetings and club functions.

This tradition continues proudly today,
with many clubs and other groups supported
by the Clyde.

News about the annual meeting of the
Carlton Football Club held at the Clyde Hotel.
The Argus, 21 April 1879

Involvement with sporting clubs

For nearly 150 years the Clyde Hotel
has been at the heart of local sporting clubs,
hosting meetings and club functions.

This tradition continues proudly today,
with many clubs and other groups supported
by the Clyde.

News about the meeting of the Carlton Bicycle Club held
at the Clyde Hotel to make preparations for the annual ball.
The Argus, 22 August 1883

Involvement with sporting clubs

For nearly 150 years the Clyde Hotel
has been at the heart of local sporting clubs,
hosting meetings and club functions.

This tradition continues proudly today,
with many clubs and other groups supported
by the Clyde.

Notice about the annual football match between St. Patrick's
College
and Xavier College to take place with dinner and
entertainment to follow at the Clyde Hotel.
The Argus, 29 June 1882

The original architect of The Clyde is unknown. It first appears in records as part of the Sands & McDougall Melbourne Directory in 1866, with Mr John Graham listed as proprietor.

Involvement with sporting clubs

For nearly 150 years the Clyde Hotel has been at the heart of local sporting clubs, hosting meetings and club functions. This tradition continues proudly today, with many clubs and other groups supported by the Clyde.


Below: News about the annual meeting of the Carlton Football Club held at the Clyde Hotel. The Argus, 21 April 1879

article from the Argus

Below: News about the meeting of the Carlton Bicycle Club held at the Clyde Hotel to make preparations for the annual ball. The Argus, 22 August 1883

Carlton Cycling Club meeting at the Clyde Hotel

Below: Notice about the annual football match between St. Patrick’s College and Xavier College to take place with dinner and entertainment to follow at the Clyde Hotel. The Argus, 29 June 1882

Annual football match between Xavier and St Patrick's colleges 1882

In addition to being central to many sporting clubs and groups, politics runs deep through The Clyde’s veins.

There is even a rumour that one former publican was part of the plot to assassinate Prince Alfred… we’ll get back to you when we can confirm the details!

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