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Creekside Hotel goes on the market

Creekside Hotel goes on the market.

Proprietors of Warracknabeal’s popular Creekside Hotel, Kevin and Sally Gebert have confirmed that the hotel went on the market this week, and have purchased a Bendigo Hotel.
Kevin Gebert said yesterday, “we’ve heard many rumours around the district about the hotel being for sale over the years and these were never true, however on this occasion after nearly seven years yes, we have chosen to put the hotel on the market.”
“We have just purchased the Wellington at Botanical Gardens with the aim to put our ‘stamp on it’.
“We’re rather proud of how we have developed the former Commercial Hotel into the Creekside it is today, and look forward to adding our concept, presentation and operation to the new hotel.
“We have learned much from when we first started on the Creekside in October 2011 and are proud of what we have built and achieved,” Sally Gebert said.
“There won’t be any change for the Creekside for the time being. We have great staff and our current key staff member, Jason Bentley will step into the role of hotel manager with us.”
“We have some great events planned for later in the year, with Adam Brand coming and the forthcoming Australian Barbeque Alliance BBQ Battle as well, the ABA National Awards being held on the weekend as well,” Mrs Gebert said.
“We’ve had a fantastic response and are currently oversubscribed with 10 competitor teams still on the wait list.”
“Our event is the only one in Australia that is oversubscribed and is now deemed the premier event of the ABA circuit.”
“We also have a special event planned for next year to be announced as yet,” she said.
The couple will take over their new hotel on July 1.
“We’ll be split between the two hotels for some time, but believe Jason as the new manager will be great value. He’s keen to take it on the role, and enjoys running functions and events.”
“He’ll keep the ball rolling with updating the menu and keeping standards to the level customers have come to expect of the Creekside,” Mrs Gebert said.
The current building was first constructed in 1875 following a devastating fire which burnt the original hotel to the ground and a two-storey addition was added in 1891.
Since then the building has undergone many renovations and refurbishments.
The hotel was the scene for the first meeting of the Borung Shire in 1891.