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Published October 2nd 2018
When you need a bit of Hollywood with your coffee
The Kentish Hotel, at 60 High Street, Oatlands, was first licensed in 1834 and my first impression was that it is in need of a coat of paint. Boy, was I reminded not to judge a book by its cover!
As in so many rural communities, the pub has had to diversify to meet the communities needs and so what was obviously once the lounge has become the TKO Bakery Cafe with a fascinating interior design makeover. Most walls are covered from wall to ceiling with movie posters, lobby cards, and memorabilia featuring Tasmanian born, Errol Flynn.
Errol Flynn was born in Hobart in 1909 and made quite a name for himself during the Golden Days of Hollywood in movies such as Captain Blood, Robin Hood and They Died With Their Boots On. Even if you are not a fan of this swashbuckling leading man, there are some totally fascinating photographs on view, including a rather hefty drinks order.
The Meeting Room is full of posters of boxing movies - which is presumably the TKO reference - whilst the public bar and bathroom facilities are covered in Monroe posters and Hot Rod paraphernalia. Did I mention the boom camera?