Restoring a beauty…
A new era.
After being devastated by floods in June 2016, the historic George IV Inn is now being restored to its former glory.
The iconic institution was sold to new owners in 2017 who were attracted to the venue’s history and story. For them, restoring the George is a sentimental job. They’re aware of the heritage and will keep the charm the locals are so drawn to, however the restoration will go further than getting the pub and accommodation back up and running. They have big plans for what it can become.
What’s in store for The George in 2018?
Stage one was to focus on the pub. Stages two and three will see the dilapidated areas such as the function room, transformed into a family-food venue. There will be a bistro, kid’s club pop-up bars and stables. It will become a destination for families to flock to and also a function venue for weddings and birthdays.
The next year will see Picton’s ‘heartbeat’ fully operational and back as one of the great institutions of the region.
In the press
Reviving George IV | December 2017
George IV Inn’s convict history on show | November 28 2017
Picton’s George IV Inn is open | November 1 2017