The new owners of the historic Junee Hotel are almost finished restoring the building to its former glory, focused on creating a family-friendly space.
The 143-year-old pub, located in the heart of Junee, has been taken over by a team of local farmers and meat producers, who are working hard to preserve the property's "beautiful long history."
Among the completed renovations is a fully-landscaped beer garden, 28 hotel rooms ready to accommodate guests, a freshly-equipped kitchen and two dining rooms.
Co-owner Annie Campbell said the revamp is set for completion in February 2022, with a coffee shop and homeware department still to be fully installed.
"All buildings need a lot of love," she said.
"We've renovated the whole of the building.
"We have ripped, stripped and replaced a lot of the things that were lacking, broken or not in good repair."
Ms Campbell said she and business partner Carla Barton knew ahead of purchase that they wanted to create a family-focused venue.
"It was the opportunity to restore the building and to invite the community back to share the space," she said.
"As mums, we had the opportunity to be able to create a space that we thought was a little bit more family-friendly, because there's not much in town.
"And the second thing was to restore an amazing piece of history for the community."
Hotel broker Ian McDonald has worked within the hotel industry for 46 years and said he was amazed by the progress the women have made.
"It's a hotel that has been a landmark," he said.
"It needed an upgrade for the sake of the town ... and I think the right person has done it."
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