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1. Merewether Beach Hotel, Newcastle sells for $40m A large Newcastle hotel overlooking the waterfront at Merewether Beach has sold for about $40 million.  Investor Glenn Piper has snapped up the Merewether…

GREENS TO REMOVE POKIES FROM PUBS

As far as controversial topics go, electronic gaming machines (EGM), also known as pokies in Australia, take top billing. Around the world, in many jurisdictions, their place in society is a constant source…

SYDNEY PUB FINED OVER SNEAKY POKIES TACTIC

A pub has been fined more than $100,000 for incentivising gamblers after managers and even a security guard loaned cash to help pokie users keep gambling. Rose and Crown Hotel in Parramatta, western Sydney,…

BORDER VENUES EXPAND OUTDOORS

Echuca publican Dean Oberin was so frustrated with COVID lockdowns, border closures and density limits, he built a new pub next to his landmark American Hotel on the Murray River. Taking over 22 car…

4 AUSSIE BARS MAKE WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS AWARDS

Sydney bars Maybe Sammy, Cantina OK! and Re Bar, plus Melbourne's Above Board, were among The World's 50 Best Bars named in a live ceremony from London. It was a convincing roar to life for the harbour…

REVITALISATION PLAN FOR MELBOURNE CBD

Free public transport, inner-city activations, and a $50 million funding boost will help the Melbourne CBD shake off its lockdown blues, according to a new proposal put forward by the Property Council…

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BECAUSE WE ALL NEED A LAUGH…

UK man breaks into pub to burgle it, gets drunk and passes out behind the bar Lee Roach was a man on a mission to ransack a local business, but he got a little distracted. The 46-year-old serial…

NEW PUB OVERLOOKING HURSTVILLE PLAZA?

The Hurstville CBD could get a new $3.2 million pub with restaurant, three bars and 30 gaming machines under a development application lodged with Georges River Council. The pub is planned for level-one…

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1. Merivale boss Justin Hemmes buys the Whale Inn in Narooma Hotelier Justin Hemmes has added a second venue on the NSW south coast as Merivale’s $120 million spending spree shows no signs of slowing…

ECLECTIC REBIRTH – THE GENERAL GORDON HOTEL RISES FROM THE ASHES

Following a fire that saw Sydenham icon, The General Gordon Hotel, lie dormant for nearly three years, the pub has been reborn in a way that pays tribute to its theatrical past. From its decorated army…

10 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR ANY GREAT AUSSIE PUB

Ever since the first settlers arrived with a penchant for rum, pubs have been a vital part of Australian culture. Places to nibble Nobby's nuts and swear at the footy; watering holes to swap stories and…

HAVE YOU HEARD OF A HOTEL “BOOTS”?

TODAY they are more commonly known as yardmen, or roustabouts, usually blokes employed by a hotel to do odd jobs. Tasks like hosing down the front of the pub in the mornings, gardening, cleaning, and repair…