development news

The Watervale Hotel will go through three distinct stages of development over the next two years.

In the first stage we are offering wonderful sharing plates in the Front Bar, on the veranda out the front of the hotel, in two new private dining rooms, and in the Hotel dining room. 

We have begun the re-development the outside area behind the Hotel into a large beer and wine garden with an all new glass fronted kitchen.

The new kitchen will feature:

-A kitchen bar that can be used for in kitchen dining, training or cooking schools.

-A dedicated preparation kitchen that will also be used to produce Penobscot Farm produce.

-A dessert and pastry section.

-A mains section that will explore various styles of international food.

-A scullery that will separate waste into chook food, compost, recyclable waste and non-recyclable waste.

Over Winter 2019 this kitchen will service the current Hotel dining spaces whilst we renovate the old kitchen into a bar, and landscape the beer garden.

We will open the Beer Garden in Spring 2019 and largely operate as an outdoor Hotel over Summer.

This will allow us to refurbish the Pub restaurant, and a walk in wine cellar / bottle shop adjacent to the dining room due to be opened in Autumn 2020.

Regions SA is a major supporter of the project, particularly our plan to use the new kitchen and dining room as a training venue. We look forward to hiring and training cooking apprentices, as well as training hospitality staff in food service and wine. 


Bar Refurbishment

Watervale Hotel bar is complete thanks to some very helpful assistants! A big shout out to DB Renovations, Simon Byles Plumbing, Docair, Greg Bryksy for the stainless work, and outside help from Lancer beer systems.

Watervale Hotel is open:

11am – late 7 days.

Our kitchen offers all day dining:

11am – 9pm 7 days

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