Settlers’ Flower buys another

05 April, 2019 by Craig Hawtin-Butcher

Settlers’ Inn publican Alistair Flower buys Hastings Hotel, Wauchope.

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Leading Port Macquarie publican and National AHA Award winner Alistair Flower has purchased the art deco Hastings Hotel in Wauchope on the NSW North Coast for a reported $4.5m.

Flower is rapidly expanding his pub group, which already includes Settlers Inn and Fernhill Tavern, both in Port Macquarie. Flower also purchased the Lake Cathie Tavern in nearby Lake Cathie in January 2019.

Flower told Australian Hotelier the purchase “complements our local strategy” and that “we see opportunities to service the local community but also day trippers [to] the Hastings with the development of Wauchope as a great boutique town, rich with history.”

Flower also told Australian Hotelier he was motivated to buy, saying “Wauchope has an awesome loyal local community” and highlighted that it’s a “traditional pub with great food”.

The corner hotel features a public bar, drive-through bottleshop and gaming room with 10 PMEs on an approximate 2,075 sqm plot.

HTL Property agents Xavier Plunkett and Andrew Jolliffe acted for Flower’s Pub Group in the purchase, having also acted on the buyer’s side for Flower to secure the Lake Cathie Tavern.

Pub Leaders Summit 2019

Publican Alistair Flower will be speaking at Australian Hotelier’s Pub Leaders Summit in Melbourne in May. To be there, meet Alistair and discover more about this story face-to-face, visit: www.publeaders.com.au.