Heritage façade at Rose Hotel in Bunbury to be restored to former glory

The Rose Hotel, Bunbury
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The historic Rose Hotel in Bunbury is undergoing an exciting restoration project which will see the pub’s future secured for many years to come.

A $100,000 grant from the Heritage Council of WA was received to fund the project and once complete, the heritage façade of the hotel will be returned its former glory.

Restorations will include full refurbishment of the veranda and first floor balcony, tuck-pointed brickwork, decorative ironwork and various structural repairs.

Constructed in 1865, the building survived both World Wars and an earthquake before it was heritage-listed since 1997.

WA hospitality group LocalsCo purchased the hotel in 2015 and significantly renovated all public areas of the building and added a kids play area.

For the owners, it has been a goal for some time to restore the outside of the building to maintain its status as a landmark in Bunbury.

LocalsCo group director Dave Allen said it is an exciting time for the hotel as the project is underway.

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“As the current custodians of the building, we’re thrilled to finally announce we are commencing works,” he said. “This will safeguard the Rose for future generations to enjoy their local.”

Even though the restoration project is ongoing, the hotel is still open for business.

While the works carry on, the hotel will be under scaffolding until it is completed in December, but it will stay open to the public and remain the same inside.

The Rose Hotel in Bunbury made it on to our list of 10 cracking country pubs to pop into on your next WA road trip – if you’re chasing some more rural pint inspo.

Image Credit: Supplied/LocalsCo