ORANGE Magistrate Jan Stevenson has censured the Occidental Hotel for creating "a bit of a growth industry in the courts".
Ms Stevenson made the comments on Tuesday when sentencing a 33-year-old man who was involved in a brawl in Summer Street in January this year.
In the early hours of January 8 police were called to numerous brawls and assaults involving patrons leaving the Royal and Occidental hotels.
The man's solicitor, Tim Dalla said his client had not been drinking at the Occidental.
Ms Stevenson said she was aware of that fact.
"It does astound that it's my fourth year in town [and I am] still seeing problems with the Occidental," she said.
"I cannot believe the Occidental continues to sell alcohol ... Four years I've been complaining about it."
Occidental licensee Dan Maley declined to respond to Ms Stevenson's comments.
The hotel has been closed by Orange Police twice this year for alleged alcohol related offences.
The most recent shutdown was two weeks ago. At that time Mr Maley was critical of the timing of the 72-hour closure.
"The matter remains in the hands of legal advisers," he said.
Orange Police licensing officer Senior Constable Fred Boog said further action was being considered on recent incidents allegedly involving the Occidental Hotel.
He said hotel closures were not categorised as a penalty under the Liquor Act.
"Closures are made for safety reasons," he said.
Further action could include the forced installation of closed circuit television cameras, security upgrades or a closure for up to six months.
The 33-year-old man was fined $450 after admitting to offensive behaviour and hindering police.