AFTER seven and a half “long” years, the Guildford Hotel will reopen next Thursday at 3pm, after fire gutted the 130-year-old venue in 2008.
The Publican Group director John Ahern said the restored heritage venue would again be the heart of the Guildford community.
“It’s been a long time coming; we’re all incredibly proud,” he said.
Originally built in 1886, the building also features reminders of its darkest day as some of the venue’s charred original features remain in the nooks and crannies of the hotel, giving patrons a first-hand look into the damage the fire caused.
It will be open seven days a week until late.
There is a courtyard under a retractable roof, beer garden and the Vaudeville Room, the hotel’s function space.
Featuring Swan Valley and WA produce, the hotel will offer espresso martini on tap, a range of shared cocktails, 18 tap beers, and is promising an extensive wine, bottled beer and cider list.
Signature dishes will include cheese burger spring rolls, the brisket sanga a selection of slow cooked meat served from the smoker in the beer garden.
“With its location right in the centre of town, it’s going to be a place that the people of Guildford and the rest of Perth will fall in love with,” Mr Ahern said.
The restored Guildford Hotel is promising the best in food and beverages. Picture: Bavid Baylis