Pub aims to be a fo­cal point

Albany Extra - - News - Laura Gru­bisa

The Corn­wall Ho­tel has been a part of Nar­ro­gin since 1904 and is close to re­open­ing with ren­o­va­tions cost­ing al­most $1 mil­lion near­ing com­ple­tion.

The build­ing is get­ting a com­plete over­haul as new owner Par­min­der Singh aims to bring the out­side of the build­ing back to its orig­i­nal 1904 look while in­stalling mod­ern fea­tures on the in­side.

The Sports Bar will be open to ev­ery­one and will have three dart boards and a pool ta­ble, while the Win­ter Court will be fam­ily-friendly with a ca­sual dress code.

The Win­ter Court will be open from 9am daily with pa­trons wel­come for all-day break­fast, lunch and din­ner.

There is a play­ground and al­lac­cess toi­let with a change ta­ble for mums and dads want­ing to have a place to meet up with other fam­i­lies.

One point of dif­fer­ence at the new and im­proved Corn­wall will be the bev­er­ages avail­able on tap.

Mr Singh has five taps in the Sports Bar and six in the Win­ter Bar and he is able to change which bev­er­ages are avail­able daily.

The ho­tel will fea­ture live mu­sic on Fri­days and when the de­mand calls for it the Win­ter Court can be turned into a mini night­club on Satur­day nights. Lo­cals won’t have to worry about a long walk home af­ter a big night be­cause the Corn­wall will have three com­ple­men­tary taxis on ro­ta­tion.

The ho­tel also has a new pizza bar in the beer gar­den which will be open­ing one night a week ini­tially, with the aim to ex­pand op­er­at­ing hours in the sum­mer.

Eleven rooms have had a makeover and fea­ture Fox­tel, heat­ing, fridges and ket­tles, and Mr Singh hopes that the ren­o­va­tion of the ho­tel can keep lo­cals in Nar­ro­gin.

“My aim is to in­vest in the lo­cal com­mu­nity,” he said.

“This is a lo­cal pub for lo­cal peo­ple; you don’t have to leave town, you have it all right here.”

Up to 20 jobs will be cre­ated once the ho­tel opens, in­clud­ing bar and kitchen staff in both full-time and part-time po­si­tions.

The Corn­wall will be of­fi­cially re­open­ing on Fri­day, Au­gust 18, with live mu­sic planned from noon on­wards.

Pic­ture: Laura Gru­bisa

New owner Par­min­der Singh out­side the Corn­wall Ho­tel which is set to open later this month.

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