Living practically opposite Bromley & Co's art gallery on Chapel Street and a constant visitor, I was raring to head to Ballarat to check out The Pub With Two Names, also recognised as The PWTN. Is it just me, or does that acronym make you think 'the pewtin'. No matter, I got there, and Bromley's art didn't disappoint. A big fan, my heart just couldn't contain all the emotions I felt at the joy my eyes were conveying. This is of course just one of other Bromley & Co galleries located in Windsor and Daylesford, with options to shop online.
Around an hour and a half drive from where I live, it was well worth making the special trip, just for this one visit. First I went into the art gallery right next to The PWTN, and there was so much beauty there, I could hardly contain myself. Filled with paintings, sculptures, painted furniture, Bromley's crockery and more, I was rubbernecking all over this beautiful art gallery, with the wonderful Gemma, showing us around.
Gemma took us into The Stables once we were saturated from the glow of seeing so much beauty and led us to the event space that has an upcoming event. Dine & Wine In the Stables is on Thursday 26 July 2018 from 6.30-9.30pm at The PWTN, corner of Mair and Doveton Street, Ballarat. Grab your tickets here for a five-course dinner event matched with 8 wines from Coonawarra region, produced and presented by the Di Giorgio Family Wines. See poster below for what's in tow, with entrees served canape style, a 1st, 2nd and 3rd course plus a sweet and cheese buffet, with special guests and speakers. You can also call 0403 114 664 for tickets and more information. At such a stunning venue, it's one you won't want to miss.
Not sitting idle, The PWTN has joined forces with the Regent Cinema, and you can dine from 11.30am to 5.45pm any day of the week off the Dine & Show Menu (see image below), to get a free ticket to your favourite movie. Open just a few months, The PWTN is blazing the trail with unique experiences at a unique art-centric space filled with paintings and sculptures reminiscent of Bromley's studio spaces. A collaboration between art and a highly experienced food and beverage team that is Donatello Pietrantuono (in pic with his partner Irene Geghini - Events Manager for The PWTN) and Iain Gunn of Carboni's Italian Kitchen and Mercure Ballarat results in a creative, unique space and environment to let your hair down and enjoy.
Languishing for three years, this Ballarat pub in the imposing Victorian brick building originally known as the Royal Highlander, has come to life. Sold in 1960, rebranded, and closed in 2015, till the building was finally bought by Yuge and David Bromley, this is a new concept for Ballarat, not to mention the most unique space no doubt. When the previous signage was removed it revealed the original moniker, which gave rise to the new tag of the Pub with Two Names.
Now, The Stables is open for business a gorgeous spacious event space with high ceilings that will take your breath away. It can cater to all special events, including weddings if you're looking for something unique. It fits 120 guests cocktail style or 80 guests for a seated function. It has a full bar, a permanent stage, a commercial kitchen, a 110sq mt floor space and more.
If you're heading to The PWTN, they're open 7 days a week from 11.30am to 11pm, so give them a call on (03) 4373 2432 to make a booking, or just pop in for a meal at this eccentric grill restaurant that sources high quality produce meat and wines with vegetarian options. It's definitely worth the experience.