By Clyde Mooney
After years in the wilderness, a Penrith pub has returned to glory with a new look, facilities and local feel.
Long known as the Heritage Hotel and operating primarily as a nightclub, the redeveloped Penrith venue has taken on its original name of the Tattersalls.
The pub is a joint venture between the local owners and Aust Leisure Group, which operates the Imperial Hotel in Paddington.
The Tattersalls opened last Friday, bringing a local feel, utilising local tradesmen and suppliers, and incorporating a broad selection of NSW wines.
"We are delighted with the support and positive response from everyone in the Penrith business district," said Hugh Clarke, director of Aust Leisure Group.
The venue boasts a whole new family dining restaurant, a new TAB and a sports bar that will engage with and sponsor local teams.
The entertainment program will be diverse, including country music every Sunday, and a ‘Social Club’ like that at the Imperial, ferrying patrons to the races, sport and social events in the Safari Truck.
The next stage of the redevelopment will see the first floor opened as a multi-purpose facility for functions, events and hospitality training.