It’s a happy valley again

The historic Happy Valley Hotel re-opened its doors to the public on Friday. Six weeks of makeovers by its new owners has uncovered the original floorboards, a ladies lounge and powder room along with a renovation of the dining room and new modern pub menu. Bar manager Zac Gatland said they had been caught by surprise with the number of patrons on the hotel’s opening day. “It’s great, a great omen for the future,” he said. PHOTO: Brad Worrall

The historic Happy Valley Hotel re-opened its doors to the public on Friday. Six weeks of makeovers by its new owners has uncovered the original floorboards, a ladies lounge and powder room along with a renovation of the dining room and new modern pub menu. Bar manager Zac Gatland said they had been caught by surprise with the number of patrons on the hotel’s opening day. “It’s great, a great omen for the future,” he said.

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