At the invitation of Scott Armstrong, owner of both the new Baringa Tavern and the Bellvista Tavern, BeCA representatives toured the new Tavern and had an update on the future of the Bellvista Tavern.
The Tavern at Bellvista (photo above) will continue as normal with Scott being able to renew the lease. There will need to be a few changes, but overall most local residents will see little or no change at the local establishment. There may be some changes to meal offerings across the week and opening hours as well.
But for the everyday user, it will be all steam ahead. There could be changes with take away food becoming available. You will be able to lodge your order by phone and collect it from the Bellvista Tavern drive thru!
This will be a major change at the new Baringa Tavern with a wide array of food being available as take away. You will ring your order through for say a “Steak Sandwich” and pay via a credit card. Your cooked meal will then be available from the Baringa Tavern at a prearranged time.
The Baringa Tavern will be almost twice as large as Bellvista with a wider range of services available. A huge screen on the wall in the Sports Bar will be one highlight. Other screens will be set up across the hotel. There will be a 90 seat dining room which will also be available for private hire when bookings allow.
There is a huge new bar as well as a cocktail area. The food menu will be enlarged with an Asian menu section being available as well. There are extensive outdoor veranda areas allowing visitors to enjoy the Queensland weather.
The new gaming facility will be have a much larger offering than what is currently available at Bellvista.
Being designed and built by Scott and his partner from the ground up, the new hotel will have facilities and services they know will be appreciated by the locals.
The new hotel will have a courtesy bus service and it will serve both Baringa and Bellvista taverns. If Bellvista Tavern is to close at say 10 pm, the bus will be available to ferry those still wishing to party on down to the Baringa Tavern.
Scott envisages being able to support local organisations as well with mention of local schools, sporting clubs and community organisations.
At this stage all is on course for the Baringa Tavern opening on October 30th. It promises to be another great facility for our area and will work closely with the Bellvista Tavern ensuring locals will have a choice of places for entertainment.
BeCA has invited Scott to share more news on the new facility as it becomes available. So keep your eye on this website for further updates. There will also be links from the BeCA Facebook page to future website articles.