No trip to the bustling northwest tourism hotspot that is Broome is complete without a couple of cold ones at The Roebuck Bay Hotel AKA The Roey.
Broome’s longest standing hospitality establishment, the pub was founded way back in 1890 to offer pearlers and pioneers of the era a little respite from the region’s famed heat, and has been doing so in earnest since.
Over the years it’s become a massive complex, featuring accommodation, a bar and bistro, sports bar, an outdoor music venue and even a late night club, the Skylla lounge, smack bang in the middle of Broome’s famed Chinatown district.
And now the pub famed for wet t-shirt comps on Thursday nights and some huge backpacker parties over the years could be yours to own, recently going up for sale as per The ABC.
Following a couple of hectic years in WA’s COVID travel boom, the pub’s owners since the mid-1980s, the Coppin family, are on the lookout for potential buyers.
The hotel’s Commercial Real Estate listing notes it has an annual revenue “approaching $20 million,” noting it is a “highly profitable and extremely long standing business within the regional centre of the North West of WA.”
Header Image: Commercial Real Estate