Queensland’s oldest pub sells to new entrant

08 March, 2019 by Craig Hawtin-Butcher

Queensland’s oldest licenced hotel, The Grand View, has been sold for the first time in 27 years by owners Brock Family and Partners.

Located on the shores of Moreton Bay overlooking North Stradbroke Island and originally named The Brighton Hotel, the hotel – built in 1851 – has traded since its inception. Situated across two titles totalling 6,596sqm, the hotel has views of Moreton Bay and a large beer garden.

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The retiring family have sold to new entrants to the pub business, an undisclosed private hospitality company. Sydney-based EVT are now operating the hotel on behalf of the new owners.

The price paid has not been revealed by HTL Property nor their Queensland Director Glenn Price, who managed the sale.

The adjoining two titles of land to the western side of the hotel have been DA approved for 39 luxury apartments.

The family’s Gerald Brock said: “We are grateful to have been the custodians of such a prestigious hotel for the last 27 years.

“My wife Karen and I were first attracted to the hotel not only due to the location and the lifestyle it afforded our family but also the potential that we saw in the business. We are fortunate that we can all these years later now pass the baton to the new owners who, like us, see the potential in the pub business and who will take the ‘GV’ to the next level”.

Commenting on the sale Ben Brock, who has managed the hotel in conjunction with his parents, said:

“As a family, we have enjoyed our 27 years here at the Grand View, the pub has been an institution within the local community for decades and is a favoured destination for people taking a day trip from Brisbane and the Gold Coast as well as providing a place for ‘the locals’ to feel at home. We have respected being a part of the Redlands community and have supported many sporting, business and cultural groups over the years.”

The hotel currently houses a public bar, gaming lounge with 35 gaming machine entitlements, outdoor bar, garden restaurant, TAB, lounge bar, function rooms and drive-through bottle shop.

The hotel is listed on the State Register as being of Heritage significance.