THE Caledonian Hotel in Wonthaggi has undergone a major revamp just in time for summer with more on offer than ever.

The Cally’s owners have been busy with renovations to give the hotel a fresh new feel, as they began reopening to seated patrons.

In the works are an exciting new menu, while they’ve also repainted many areas of hotel and now offer a huge selection of beers on tap.

They even plan to adorn the beer garden with murals painted by a local artist.

Owner David Peters said he couldn’t be more excited for diners to see what hotel now has to offer, with live music and entertainment also making a huge comeback.

“We’ve put the stage back where it belongs and done up the outdoor area including the beer garden,” he said.

“We’ve put a kids’ playground out there and it’s all freshly painted.

“We’re trying to give it a relaunch, the ‘new’ Cally.”

David said fortunately they had hired a talent chef and were looking at launching a new menu in the coming weeks.

“The menu itself will be condensed, but we’ll be running a larger selection of specials,” he said.

“A lot of the produce is locally sourced and we’re going for organic and as fresh as we can.

“On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll be running different themes and meal specials.”

And there’s a huge line-up of live music acts in the coming weeks.

“Live music is back every Saturday, we’ve got bands on and Friday nights we’ll either do a DJ, karaoke or a duo,” he said.

“And now that the weather is getting better, we’ll have singers on a Sunday afternoon and open mic.”

And for seniors, they can now receive a discount on any meal item of their choice.

“Rather than having a set senior’s menu, we’re just giving them a discount across the board,” he said.

They’ve also set up a new function space that can cater for up to 50 guests, just in time for Christmas.

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