Tyson, Alison & their two little boys along with Alison’s parents Murray & Lorraine took the plunge and purchased The Central in August 2011. We (Tyson &Alison) moved from Melbourne to enjoy country life & be closer to family after Tyson’s 15 years managing hotels such as The Provincial in Fitzroy, The Golden Gate in Port Melbourne, Geebung Polo Club and the Kealba Hotel. Alison managed pharmacies around Melbourne and then became a full time mum! We both love good food & wine and have managed to bring them together in the Bistro to provide classic pub food done really well and dining experiences which are affordable & family friendly. Fresh seafood & local produce are regularly on the Specials board and daily menu.
Former dairy farmers from Valencia creek (near Maffra, Vic) Murray & Lorraine retired to Nungurner before buying the pub with us. Murray has become our Repair & Maintenance man, pool boy & food critique!! Always lending a hand around the pub & Motel rooms, which is invaluable to us. Lorraine is a very convenient babysitter at busy times for Alison & is paid in free meals at the pub! (thanks mum.x)
Our manager Nealo has been running the pub for 24 years (on and off) A local bloke who has lived in Lakes Entrance practically his whole life. All the locals know and respect him and he always has a welcoming smile and is willing to have a chat to the tourists. You will see Nealo at the door in the Bistro most Friday & Saturday nights, meeting & greeting diners and recommending the fresh seafood on the menu