Mr.Edward (Ted) Brown, for Mr. William Worrall built the original weatherboard hotel in the 1880’s. This building was destroyed by fire in 1923.
The present concrete building was erected for Mr. M. C. Clarke. The contractor was Mr. Alex Wallace with Tom McCauley and Ernie Crowe helping with the construction.
Both the inside and outside of the building continue to change, with many alterations having been undertaken over the years.
The name has also undergone change, what was once known as the Tatong Hotel or 'Pub' is now known as the Tatong Tavern.
The inside has had walls removed (e.g. Ladies Lounge walls) also the bar and bar area has undergone major renovations, and what was once a bedroom has been turned into variously, a dining area and then a games room. This room has had a fireplace and chimney added in the last 12 or so years.
In 1982/83 an attempt to establish a nursery in the grounds of the 'Pub' resulted in a building being added for use as an office / display area, as well as the placement of an ex V.R. Guards van, for storage. However this venture did not succeed and all signs of it, other than the building that is now used as accommodation has been removed.
A beer garden has now been added along with a large display, inside the Tavern, of local photographs and memorabilia, also in the main bar area many a stuffed and mounted animal or fish is on display.
Notice of application for a Roadside Victuallers License –
I William Worrall of Tatong do hereby give notice that desire to obtain, and will at the next sitting of the licensing district of Rothsay – to be held at Benalla on the eight day of December 1892, apply for a certificate authorising the desire for a roadside license for premises situated at Tatong containing eight rooms exclusive of those required for use of my family and servants.
Dated 21st day of November 1892. Signed William Worrall & Charles H. Payne, Barrister and Solicitor, Benalla.