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Clubs and pubs re-open

Patrons are asked to be respectful of social distancing restrictions. Businesses have been doing it tough through this COVID-19 period and if we all do our bit, it will help ensure that these businesses remain open and will not have to face the prospect of a second shutdown.

As of June 1, NSW bars, pubs, clubs, breweries, and casinos may open, with restrictions. Within the Clarence Valley most clubs and hotels will open their doors this week for limited trading.

Anyone who enters one of these premises must provide their name and contact details along with their phone number or email address.

Crowd numbers must not exceed 50 customers or one customer per four square metres (excluding staff) per existing separate seated food or drink area – whichever is the lesser and venues may have multiple existing seated areas.

For bowling clubs, bowlers on a bowling green are not be counted in the total number of persons on the premises, however no more than 10 bowlers will be allowed on a bowling green at any one time.

There is a maximum of 10 people per booking (except for gatherings for or immediately after a wedding where a maximum of 20 guests will be permitted. Gatherings immediately after a funeral or memorial service, are permitted to a maximum of 50 guests, provided that the venue can accommodate this many people).

Operators must keep a record of all people entering the premises and must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Strict social distancing guidelines must be adhered to.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, many pubs and clubs have undertaken renovations and not all establishments opened to the public on June 1.

During this period, it is advisable to check with your local pubs, clubs, cafes, and restaurants as to their trading hours.

Most pubs and clubs encourage patrons to pay with the tap and go method, in preference to cash.


Maclean Bowling Club manager Mark Williams

Maclean Bowling Club: The Maclean Bowling Club opened its doors on Monday morning.

Club manager Mark Williams said that everyone entering the club must sign in and out, even if only picking up a takeaway meal.

“The club has two dining areas, so we are able to take 50 in each dining area or 50 in the clubs restaurant area and 100 in the club,” Mr Williams said.

“The staff have been busy renovating during the closure and patrons will see a lot of changes.

“So, come in and grab a tap beer and we look forward to seeing everyone again,” he said.


Maclean Services Club: Stephen Fraser CEO says, the club will welcome members back on Wednesday – Saturday 12 noon to approximately 8pm.

“We have a maximum limit of 50 patrons in the Club at any time, at this stage we have a limited menu, please be patient”.

Lunch 12- 2pm & Dinner 6-7.30 pm.


Maclean Hotel: Maclean’s “Top Pub” will re-open on Friday June 5 from 10am – 9pm. Lunch and dinner will be available – bookings are essential on 66 452412.

The crew have been busy renovating during lock down, so come in and check it out.


Bowlo Sport and Leisure Yamba, club manager Phil Boughton

Bowlo Sport and Leisure Yamba: Club manager Phil Boughton said he was extremely excited about the return to business on Monday morning.

“We will be open 7 days from 10am to 9pm Sunday – Wednesday and Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10am – 10pm, so it’s almost business as normal,” Mr Boughton said.

“Under COVID-19 stage-2 restrictions, our Leisure Centre will not be open, but every other area is open.

“We are not doing functions or community meetings yet.

“Cash transactions at our food and beverage outlets will disappear under stage 2, so patrons will need to tap and go or use their membership card to put some Bowlo Bucks onto that.

“The Courtesy buses will be running from Wednesday through to Sunday from 4.30pm until closing. Patrons need to ring and make a reservation,” he said.

During the club’s closure it underwent a thorough clean and has a new bar area, which is almost completed.


Yamba Shores Tavern: Is open for business 10am- 10pm 6 days and 9.30 -10pm Saturdays.

Bookings are preferred, seating is available in four different areas and is clearly marked.

Come and check our new Clarence Kitchen menu, or perhaps take advantage of our takeaway menu and /or Home delivery.


Yamba Golf Club: Luke Stephenson said its business as usual for bar, golfing, and gaming, with social distancing rules implemented.


The Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Is open for 50 guests in the restaurant for two sittings. Lunch 12pm and 1.30pm and Dinner 6pm and 7.30pm.

The hotel is open for 50 guests inside and outside inclusive.

We are thrilled to be back and looking forward to seeing our regulars.

All patrons please note the Pacific Hotel will be abiding by the strict NSW COVID-19 Safety Regulations


Iluka Bowling Club: General Manager Nicola Donsworth said the club has been undergoing renovations to its bar and restaurant areas and at this stage they will be reopening on June 11 for bar trading.

Patronage is limited to 50, which will be reviewed as more restrictions are eased.

“Unfortunately, the restaurant is inoperable at the moment due to the changeover of caterers,” Ms Donsworth said.

“We are hoping the restaurant will be open by the end June, so stay tuned. “We’re looking forward to exciting times ahead,” she said.


South Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club: will resume trading on Thursday June 4 at 11am.

The club is limited to 50 people in its café and 50 in the restaurant.

Until further restrictions ease, the raffles, bingo, and courtesy buses will not be running.


GDSC: General Manager Nathan Whiteside said, “the GDSC bistro is up and running with a limited menu along with our GDSC coffee shop.

“We are open for lunch and dinner with tray service, we’ll happy to see our patrons smiling faces again”.


Harwood Hotel: The Harwood Hotel was closed between May 30 and June 2 for renovations (installing a new kitchen floor). They will re-open on Wednesday June 3, with strict social distancing guidelines. The management and staff are looking forward to welcoming patrons back for a cold beer and a top feed at the Harwood Hilton.


Sedgers Reef Hotel, Iluka:  Is open from 10am – 10pm, with seating both inside and out with numbers capped. They have a limited menu.


Brushgrove Hotel: Open 7 days – lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday.


Lawrence Tavern:   Open 7 days – lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday.

Lunch 12-2pm — Dinner 5.30 to 8pm. There is no courtesy bus operating at the moment.


The Ulmarra Hotel: Is currently undergoing renovations. They are still preparing takeaways for lunch and dinner. Either phone ahead 6644 5305, or walk in.

Lunch is 11.30 – 2pm & Dinner 4pm -7.30pm.

The Ulmarra Hotel are hoping to open next Tuesday June 9 for restaurant and bar sales, including a limit of patrons as per COVID-19 guidelines.


The Jacaranda Hotel, Grafton: Is open Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 8.30pm.

The restaurant is open for lunch 11am – 2pm and dinner 5pm – 8pm.

There are two sittings for each dinner service with a maximum of 30 customers per sitting in the restaurant.

Bookings are essential 6642 6627.


Clocktower Hotel: Open with limited hours for lunch and dinner. For more information call the hotel on 6643 1122.


Village Green Hotel: 10am till late- 7 days

Lunch 11.30 -2pm & Dinner 5.30 -8pm.

Bookings are essential on 6642 2095, as numbers are strictly limited. Bar and gaming are open with physical distancing measures in place.


Wooli Hotel/Motel: Open from 10am till late – 7 days.

Lunch 11.30 -2.30pm & Dinner 5.30 -8.30’ish.

Bookings are preferred. All menu items are available for take away.

Bar and TAB are open with physical distancing measures in place.

Bottle shop available 10am till close. 


Wooli Bowling Club: Open 7 days from 11am until close – depending on patrons. Normal menu available in the dining room and bookings are essential.

Phone: 6649 7525