After years of disuse and renovations, Maryborough’s historic Bull and Mouth Hotel has officially reopened.
The highly anticipated re-opening arrived last Wednesday when new leasees Mick and Jo Reid opened the doors to the public.
The re-opening comes 10 years after the Bull and Mouth closed for multi-million dollar renovations.
The Reid family took over the lease of the 1904 hotel, which has now been restored to its former glory, at the start of July and spent the following months furnishing the business.
“All we had to do, because such a good job had been done before us, was furnish it and complement the works that had already been done. I think we have done that,” Mr Reid said.
“It’s probably been ready for the last seven years.”
With just the café and restaurant area open for now, the Reids are hopeful the corner bar, conference room, outdoor dining and upstairs accommodation will become operational in the coming months.
The eatery also complements boutique store, Quincey Jac, as the café area opens into the store.
“In weeks to come, we’ll be opening up more of the place,” Mr Reid said.
The Reids employ up to 15 local staff, with their chef previously working under celebrity chef Pete Evans. More positions will open in the future.
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