The iconic Kirra Beach Hotel, a cherished local landmark since 1956, has reopened its doors to the public. The eagerly anticipated reopening marks a significant milestone for the community, reinstating their beloved watering hole at the heart of the newly developed Kirra Point precinct.
Greg Hodge, affectionately known as ‘Hodgy,’ the Pub’s Publican and Licensee, expressed immense gratitude towards the steadfast community support, stating, “We’re very fortunate to have such a strong and connected community here. This venue has always meant a lot to the locals, and we appreciate their patience and support over the last few years. We are so excited for the doors to be back open, get back behind the bar, and show you the new-look pub. See you down there!”
The Kirra Beach Hotel has historically been a cornerstone of community and familiarity, maintaining its reputation as an unpretentious favourite among locals. Hodgy reaffirmed these values, emphasizing, “The Kirra Beach Hotel has always been a place where you can relax and be on a first-name basis with our staff, and anyone is welcome, and those core values haven’t changed. We are very proud of what we have created and know it’s going to be a space that our locals will love.”
Expectations are high among long-standing patrons as the pub plans to revive classic menu favourites and unveil a dedicated memorabilia wall paying homage to the original pub and legendary local surfers.
The highlight of the revamped venue is undoubtedly its expansive, sun-soaked beer garden, offering a unique coastal experience. Hodgy envisions a space where surfers can drop in post-wave, indulge in a meal, enjoy a refreshing beer while basking in the Kirra sun, and relish in the seaside ambience.
The reinvigorated Kirra Beach Hotel is designed to cater to a diverse audience, featuring a family-friendly bistro, kids’ area, public and sports bars equipped with large-screen TVs, and a boutique bottle shop showcasing local favourites. Additionally, the provision of 130 parking spaces in a newly constructed underground car park ensures hassle-free accessibility for patrons at any time of the day.
Behind this transformative project stands Peggy Flannery, the visionary behind the award-winning KTQ Group. Flannery and her dedicated team have meticulously sculpted the Kirra Point vision over 11 years, with a keen focus on the pub’s integral role in supporting the local community.
Furthermore, the Kirra Beach Hotel marks the first instalment of the Kirra Point precinct, with the impending opening of Kirra Beach House in December. This adjacent 1200 sqm elevated beachfront dining, drinking, and event space promises an exquisite blend of indoor and outdoor settings, featuring wine and cocktail bars, and luxurious event spaces suitable for various celebrations.