THE Veresdale Hotel _ a landmark on the road from Jimboomba to Beaudesert _ is up for sale.
Owned by Patty and Mike Crooks, the pub was built in the 1880s although has gone through majorrefurbishments.
Mr Crooks said it had been a childhood dream to own a hotel but the workload was too great when combined with his Beaudesert swimming pool and development businesses.
“We’ve had it for about five years,’’ he said.“We’ve done it up a fair bit in that time and made it into a family hotel.’’
Mr Crook said the hotel would suit an owner-manager, someone who had experience in the pub trade.
“Hopefully we’ll get a few dollars out of it,’’ he said.
“We’ve been told that it’s worth this and that but no one seemed too sure so I said ‘put it up for auction and we’ll see’.’’
The Mt Lindesay Highway hotel in cattle country will be sold by Ray White Hotels Australia.
Ray White spokesman Leon Alaban said it hadthree bars, a bistro, large outdoor deck areas, two beer gardens, gaming room andTAB and Keno.
“The Veresdale Hotel is situated on the border of the Scenic Rim region and the city of Logan within the heart of Queensland’s richest dairy, beef and horse stud area,” he said.
“The hotel has undergone numerous renovations and extensions over its 130-year history with the latest being completed in 2012. The hotel was once a local gathering place for the local farmers to trade and acquire neighbouring produce and livestock.”
Beaudesert’s population is expected to increase from about 14,000 to 47,000 by 2036.
A district bonus willbe the $27.5 million Beaudesert Bypass which will reduce the number of heavy vehicles passing through the centre of Beaudesert.
The hotel will be auctioned at 10am on April 22.
PUB FOR SALE: The historic Veresdale Hotel is for sale after a major refurbishment. It offers views across substantial cattle country.
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