New look for pub reopening next week
PATRONS will be surprised when they walk into the new and improved Stockyard Hotel for the first time next week.
The beloved pub will have beers flowing once again on Wednesday with a new look and new management, under Beck Burville.
“It had quite a local following and lots of people did drink here so I think it’s exciting to bring the pub back to the people who were sad to see it close,” she said.
Despite the changes she says locals are buzzing with excitement for its opening. after over 12 months of closure.
“We’ve had really positive feedback on Facebook that everyone’s excited for it to open again,” Ms Burville said.
The name will also have a slight change.
“It was the Stockyard Hotel but now it’s the Stockyard Tavern, just to have that change from old to new, with a different menu than a hotel might have as well,” she said.
There will be a bistro menu with lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday between 10am and midnight.
“But still your good, old country pub meals,” she said.
The biggest change of them all will be the removal of patron’s photos from the walls.
“They’ll be shocked because it was a theme the past owner had but we wanted to change it.”
But Ms Burville isn’t worried about the response.
“All the pubs in town have their own unique character, I suppose this one being out this side of town, and just being clean, fresh and something new to try out in a small area will draw people in,” she said.
They hope to start new traditions once the place is up and running.
“I guess once we find our groove and our niche, the community will make this their local pub.”
The renovated tavern will make customers their number one priority hoping to the fill the place out with familiar faces.
“We will be customer- focused and we will definitely have that welcoming feeling, with people popping in and out all the time,” she said.
The pub is also set to have a big opening weekend with the Fern brothers playing Saturday night.