Naracoorte’s Kincraig Hotel has been bought by an Adelaide-based hotel group and could be open again as soon as next month.
The Bloody Mary Group – a syndicate which includes Port Adelaide AFL footballers Angus Monfries and Ollie Wines – has bought the historic hotel to go with its existing suite of Adelaide hotels.
They include the Archer, Saracens, Stone’s Throw, Pirie and Co and Windmill Hotel.
The Kincraig, on Naracoorte’s main street, closed suddenly in early December when it was placed into administration, and spokesman Brett Viney said the group wanted to reopen the hotel as soon as possible.
“We still need the licence to be transferred and we’re spending a bit of money on the venue,” he said. “So it’s hard to say when it will be open, but we hope mid-February.
“The pub certainly needs a lot more attention than we first thought, but that doesn’t scare us.”
Mr Viney said major structural changes were among the plans, including the introduction of a courtyard/beer garden.
“There’ll be major refurbishments to the accommodation and food and beverage areas,” he added.
The Kincraig is one of three hotels in Naracoorte, along with the Bushman’s Arms and Naracoorte Hotel-Motel.
Full story in next Thursday’s Naracoorte Herald
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