Old pub to reopen to new name, new lease on life

Liam and Simon Janetzki are the new publicans on the block with the Mort Estate Hotel, taking over the Bellevue Hotel.
Liam and Simon Janetzki are the new publicans on the block with the Mort Estate Hotel, taking over the Bellevue Hotel. Tara Miko

CRAFT beers, revamped menu, old classics and two young publicans will give a favoured watering hole on Mort St a new lease on life.

Liam and Simon Janetzki will take over the Bellevue Hotel at the corner of Mort and Bridge Sts when they unlock the doors of the Mort Estate Hotel in the coming weeks.

The publican pair brings with them years of experience and a new attitude to the pub, favoured by the locals.

"It'll still be the local pub but hopefully done well," Simon, 30, said.

"We've got our own lager called the Mort Estate Lager that we've contracted so that'll be something new.

"But we'll still have all the regular drinks as well."

Simon has worked in bars for 10 years, getting experience and ideas for his own pub, which will be put into practice in the coming weeks.

"We're hoping to open in early December, but it's not finalised yet," he said.

Liam, 25, said the pair had always talked about owning a pub, and seized the chance when the Bellevue Hotel came on the market.

"We talked about it for a day and then signed the papers," he said.

While plans have so far centred around getting Toowoomba's newest hotel open, Simon and Liam said they hadn't ruled out plans to bring more to the pub.

"We've got some plans, but they're still in the works," he said.



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