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After purchasing the Hotel in November 2001, great effort has been made by the new licensees in restoring the Hotel to reflect the Victoriana style of architecture, the period in which the hotel was built.
The main bar and the bar in the lounge were re-built in an original style by Kieren Lucas and some of the timbers are original red gum from the bridges on the old Beechworth railway line.
Upstairs we now have guest accommodation and dining. The upper level with Parlour and Balcony is a fine example of the art deco period in which the top floor was originally built. Original features include the restored granite fireplace and the bevelled glass period doors in the Parlour. This intimate space adjoining the Balcony bar and restaurant is perfect for private functions.
Hotel Nicholas has interesting facts - Why are Pubs called Hotels in Australia? A pub, short for Public House, is an establishment whose main function is to serve alcohol, mostly beer. Also known as an Ale house or Tavern. The reason for this is that until recently, in Australia (late 1980s), pubs were forced, by the liquor laws, to provide accommodation and so were accurately called hotels.
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