Just a mere 15 minute drive north-east from Perth city, you’ll find yourself in the suburb of Bassendean; just a hop, skip and a jump from the iconic wine region of the Swan Valley. The locale is home to many a historic building and boasts big country town vibes – and what’s a town without a quintessential pub? That’s where the Bassendean Hotel comes into play.
After a hugely anticipated two-year wait and a massive redevelopment and restoration process, the Bassendean Hotel is finally reopening its doors to the public on Wednesday 21 September, and they’re ready to give you a sneak peak into the $7 million renovations that have been underway on the 1930s cornerstone local.
The restoration sees the Bassendean Hotel revitalised with respect to the original architecture, taking inspiration from the rich history of the town; with Australian Venue Co in charge of the ground floor, and upper level of the property by Ark Group.
The two-story venue features six bars, two kitchens and nine signature zones paying tribute to the history of the pub and its owners. Across the two kitchens the local pub will be serving something for everyone including all the pub favourites, vegetarian and vegan options, and signature dishes such as an Old School Berkshire pork chop, grazing platters of locally sourced produce and a classic fish ‘n’ chips beer battered in the Bassendean brewed Nail Ale.
Led by Woods Bagot, the major revitalisation will also be adding new family friendly courtyards, expansive playground and beer garden, state of the art sports bar, cosy ‘snugs’ for intimate functions and socialising, as well as an expansive balcony overlooking the town, all while paying close attention to the original architecture.
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CEO of Australian Venue Co, Paul Waterson says, “It’s a beautiful local pub with close ties to the community. We are looking forward to delivering a vibrant venue that they can enjoy for many years to come.”
The Bassendean Hotel will be open from 11am to late, seven days a week – plenty of time to head up for a suss, and a beer of course.
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