Kristy O’Dwyer at the Terranora Tavern.
Kristy O’Dwyer at the Terranora Tavern. Felicia Kosegi

Terranora Tavern is now open

TEN years of hoping by Terranora residents came to fruition last weekend with the opening of the Terranora Tavern.

People from all over the Tweed packed out the new pub over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Terranora Tavern manager Dean Williams said.

“We were overwhelmed by the locals that supported it and the great feedback we received,” Mr Williams said.

“It really turned out to be a great weekend.”

Mr Williams said the tavern has been a long time in the planning but it has finally happened.

“It was approved 10 years ago and it all came to a standstill 18 months ago,” he said.

“We just wanted to do it right and we put on the handbrake during the economic crisis.

“Now we have got the green light and opened the doors and it is full steam ahead in a positive way.”

The delays, Mr Williams said, have worked in their favour.

“For six to 12 months it has made the tavern a real talking point,” he said.

“It turned a negative into a positive.”

Mr Williams said they are still trying to tweak the venue to make it perfect and ensure it is family-friendly.

“This is by no means a party to 3am in the morning,” he said.

“This is for the locals of the Tweed, not just Terranora.

“It’s all about the service, food and atmosphere.”

The Terranora Tavern has a bistro, which is already catering to functions.

“We’ve got a couple of good solo acts coming up this weekend,” Mr Williams said.

“And we’re going to try and start a comedy night once a month.

“It’s all free.”

The tavern also has a drive-though bottle shop downstairs, where Mr Williams said people can experience more personalised service.

Their website,, is still under construction but will soon have news on upcoming acts and events.

The tavern is situated in the Terranora Village Shopping Centre on the corner of Terranora Road and Henry Lawson Drive.

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