Dalby’s Country Club back with a bang
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
BEER WITH A SMILE: Shari Green is one of the friendly staff members at the Country Club Hotel.