Dalby’s Coun­try Club back with a bang

Dalby Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Sam Flana­gan Sam.Flana­gan@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

HERE'S CHEERS: Head chef Bren­dan Dau and Kylie Beer of the Coun­try Club Ho­tel are ex­cited to be open.

AL­MOST two years af­ter fall­ing into liq­ui­da­tion and be­ing placed on the mar­ket, Dalby’s Coun­try Club Ho­tel has re­turned with a new lease on life.

Keith and Anne Beer bought the venue as an in­vest­ment last year for $810,000, and since that time have poured their heart and soul into the build­ing.

“The de­sign has turned out how we wanted,” Mr Beer said.

“We didn’t get ex­perts to do it, we’ve done it how we wanted it to look and got the de­signs drawn up.”

The Coun­try Club’s doors of­fi­cially re­opened to the pub­lic on Mon­day, though Mr Beer said the wa­ter­ing hole was ready to go sooner but was held back by un­con­trol­lable fac­tors.

“Wait­ing for things has been a hold up, peo­ple don’t keep things in stock,” he said. “Even the sim­plest thing like these chairs.

“Er­gon was an­other big hold up, we had plenty of set backs with them.”

Mr Beer said the idea was al­ways to have an all-day din­ing fa­cil­ity.

“There’s other bak­eries and cof­fee shops in town but com­pe­ti­tion keeps us all on our toes.

“We’re not try­ing to im­pact on other busi­nesses, we want to share it. We’re happy to work with ev­ery­one.”

Mr Beer, who formerly owned the Dalby Mc­Don­ald’s, also sang the praises of his team of em­ploy­ees.

“I’ve got a lot of young man­agers I had with me at Mc­Don­ald’s work­ing here and they have plenty of ideas for the place,” he said. “Half the things I wouldn’t have thought of my­self.

“We’ve got a re­ally great sound sys­tem and pro­jec­tion sys­tem... we will be able to hold great trivia nights.”

Above all else, Mr Beer just wants the Coun­try Club Ho­tel to be a safe and warm en­vi­ron­ment for both lo­cals and vis­i­tors.

“When peo­ple want to go sit down, have a cof­fee, catch up with friends – this is the place,” he said.

“I want it to be a fam­ily en­vi­ron­ment, I don’t want peo­ple com­ing here think­ing they’ll get caught up in some­thing. If peo­ple come here and they don’t be­have they can go some­where else.

“We want peo­ple to think of the Coun­try Club as some­where they can go and have a fan­tas­tic time.”

The Coun­try Club is open from 7am-10pm, Sun­day -Thurs­day and 7am-2am Fri­day and Satur­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion phone the Coun­try Club Ho­tel on 4662 0812.

❝ We want peo­ple to think of the Coun­try Club as some­where they can go and have a fan­tas­tic time. — Keith Beer

PHOTO: NI­COLE MCDOUGALL

PHOTO: SAM FLANA­GAN

BEER WITH A SMILE: Shari Green is one of the friendly staff mem­bers at the Coun­try Club Ho­tel.

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