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Mt Warning Hotel rises from the ashes

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Mt Warning Hotel licensee Geoff Brown, right, and cellarman, Chris Roodes, toast the re-built pub at Uki which will be officially opened tomorrow (Saturday). Photo Jeff Dawson
Mt Warning Hotel licensee Geoff Brown, right, and cellarman, Chris Roodes, toast the re-built pub at Uki which will be officially opened tomorrow (Saturday). Photo Jeff Dawson

More than two years after it burnt to the ground, the historic Mount Warning Hotel, affectionately known as the Uki Pub, will open its doors for a grand official opening tomorrow (Saturday).

The new pub, which replaced the old two-storey timber building gutted by fire in February 2013, will once more serve as the social hub of the village after a long absence.

The hotel opened its doors two weeks ago in a soft trial opening, with hundreds of locals and visitors alike calling in to check it out.

The old hotel was one of the Tweed Valley’s longest standing pubs and a tourist attraction for the area.

The restoration of the hotel took the best part of two years and cost around $2 million, and owner Brett Watson is no doubt proud of the new facility.

Locals as well have welcomed the new-look hotel and taken to a Facebook site, Friends of the Mount Warning Hotel, to express their opinion and to keep informed on how the rebuilding was coming along.

The new-look Mount Warning Hotel.
The new-look Mount Warning Hotel.

 


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