WHAT do artists, crustaceans and bluegrass have in common?
You’ll find them all at the Tea Gardens Hotel this long weekend.
Since they took over the pub just over a month ago, new owners Emily and Ben Hanson have hit the ground running.
There are no days off for this couple, with the pair eager to bring change and new life to the iconic hotel on Marine Drive.
They’ve designed a new logo and branding.
“We wanted something simple and fresh that, first and foremost, honoured the hotel’s history and the surrounding Myall River area,” Emily Hanson told News Of The Area.
“From the day we arrived, we’ve been mesmerised by the abundance of pelicans and felt they needed to be showcased in our logo as a tribute and to demonstrate the personality of the hotel we plan to cultivate.”
Emily said, “The depiction of the sun rising or setting on the river is a sight we’re privileged to see every day.”
There’s also a new chef and a new menu although some things will stay the same.
“We’ll have all our menu favourites, along with brand new menu specials and extended kitchen hours on Saturday and Sunday so we can offer Fish and Chips all day long.”
The long weekend line-up of entertainment begins on Friday night with a cocktail party to open the Winter Warmer Art Exhibition.
Emily and Ben will also decide on the Publicans’ Choice Award, top prize earning a dinner for two at the hotel.
By Margie TIERNEY