An artist impression of the hotel's new front bar
In case you didn't know, the Town Hotel at Waratah is currently closed - for a major renovation.
Starting last week, the face-lift will include a major renovation of the main bar and creation of a new gaming room.
According to hotelier Paul Hunter, the project is expected to be completed in June.
"Closing the hotel for the works should mean we’ll finish close to twice as fast compared to trading throughout," he said.
"This renovation has been a long time coming. There’s a lot happening in the surrounding area and we saw an opportunity to appeal to a larger market with a more inviting fit-out, improved food offering and larger drinks selection."
"This renovation has been a long time coming. There’s a lot happening in the surrounding area and we saw an opportunity to appeal to a larger market with a more inviting fit-out, improved food offering and larger drinks selection..."
Once complete, the pub will have a contemporary look, while still paying homage to its heritage past.
"The plans will really open up the bar area and connect inside to the courtyard," Paul said.
"The Townie will very much still be a locals’ pub, focusing on the important things - cold beer, good food and friendly service."
Town Hall Hotel in 1959 showing the original Victorian balcony and original openings Image source: Hunter Photobank.
And for those who like a bit of history, the Town Hall Hotel, originally known as the Green Gate Hotel and then Marchant's Family Hotel, knew its first licensee in 1866 before being re-named the Town Hall Hotel in 1897 due to its proximity to the Waratah Municipal Council Town Hall.
Town Hall Hotel
29 Station Street
Waratah NSW 2298
Ph: (02) 4968 3607