Change on menu at ho­tel

Central and North Burnett Times - - ADVERTISING FEATURE - Shirley Way

GAYN­DAH’S his­toric Bur­nett Ho­tel has a new owner – all thanks to her car break­ing down.

Em­ployee-now-owner Narelle Bar­ni­coat said she would pay back her “awe­some dad”, who bought the pub for her.

“I went to Rock­hamp­ton for my son’s en­gage­ment party and my car lost its shocky, so dad drove my friend and I back here,” Ms Bar­ni­coat said.

She in­di­cated the pub where she worked was up for sale, prompt­ing her dad, Gar­nett Bar­ni­coat, to ask if she could run it.

“I grew up in a wreck­ing yard,” she ex­plained.

“Dad said, ‘Car­bies (car­bu­ret­tors) on the shelf, beers in the fridge, both are prod­ucts to sell’.”

Grow­ing up in a business fam­ily, com­bined with ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence as cook, bar staff and cleaner, pre­pared Ms Bar­ni­coat for her new role as owner-man­ager.

She said the ho­tel of­fered live en­ter­tain­ment, pool com­pe­ti­tions, com­mu­nity support and qual­ity food.

The ho­tel’s new cook, Ali­son Ous­ton, said lur­ing the lo­cals and keep­ing their loy­alty was about cus­tomer ser­vice and fresh food.

Good pub food with veg­e­tar­ian and gluten-free op­tions are on the menu for lunch and din­ner, with cater­ing for pri­vate func­tions also avail­able.

A han­dover party will be held at the Bur­nett Ho­tel on Oc­to­ber 11 from 6pm, with coun­try artist Bobby Steven­son at 7.30pm.

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