The story so far...

When John and Lyn Hayes purchased this freehold business in May  2013 they realised a dream they had been nurturing for over 40 continuous years in the hotel business.

 They needed the right vehicle to achieve these dreams and this iconic hotel was ideal given their lifetime association with the Cooks Hill area.

When the opportunity presented itself they came out of retirement which enabled Lyn and her sister Julie who was already involved with the restaurant since February 2012 to again combine their skills which they have done on many occasions in the past with great success.

The renovations are now  complete with stunning results and the Hayes’ vision of providing a quality, friendly and safe local hub which can be enjoyed by  the community of the Cooks Hill village is now a reality.

John and lyn reside on site and have also completed some major renovations to their living quarters, just another indication of their future intentions.

They have made conscious decisions to support their responsibility to their immediate neighbours with no live music and strictly adhering to closing times.

The hotel is now well equipped to cater for a vast diversification of activities from weddings to corporate lunches to christenings to charity events of all types and sizes.

We invite you to call in and see the changes.

Hope to see you soon.