The blast occurred at 1:30am. Luckily, no one was in the pub in the hotel where the bomb exploded at the time.
Says the Wentworth Hotel manager:
"Police believe there was an explosive device thrown through the window and then it was detonated. It’s blown the cabinet and window to pieces and we’re just dumbfounded."
Firefighters did recover an explosive device, and detectives from Sydney have brought in bomb specialists to search the pub and hotel.
The Cessnock area has seen increased crime lately, which should come as no surprise, as Australia is a country originally populated with criminals.