The Balldale Hotel owners thanked people for coming out in their hundreds to support the reopened pub's first weekend.
Brothers Leigh and Glenn Booth and their partners Jo Monger and Michele Booth admitted to "a few sleepless nights" leading up to Saturday's official opening, which revived the rural community's meeting place.
Leigh Booth said the crowd numbers "were phenomenal, really".
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"We estimated probably 600 to 700 would have gone through the place through the course of Saturday," he said.
A family day on Sunday included a jumping castle, face painting and live music.
Mr Booth said patrons proved understanding of any teething problems, such as some eftpos hiccups that were resolved on Sunday.
"From all reports, everyone had a really good time and everyone was well behaved, we're just very happy with how everything turned out," he said.
The hotel employs about 10 staff and plans to open regularly from Thursdays to Sundays.
Mr Booth said many Christmas functions had already been booked and offering accommodation would be the next stage.
"We're new to this, the staff got thrown in the deep end over the last couple of days and they were absolutely fantastic," he said.
"We couldn't have asked for any more out of those guys."