The Kinross Woolshed is back.
After almost 15 months sitting idle, the popular Thurgoona watering hole is back in business officially opening its doors today.
Although a "few minor" touch ups were still being done by trades when they opened at 10am, venue manager Lauren Morris said it was "nice to finally have people enjoying the pub".
"We pretty much have all new staff, there is only one who has worked here previously, so we are just working through the staff getting used to everything before our big first weekend," she said.
"It was surprising but nice to have people at the door at 10am when we opened - just goes to show we will have some loyal regulars coming through.
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"There were a group of teachers all here ready to have a beer at 10am to celebrate the opening which was really nice.
"And we already have bookings for our first lunch and dinner.
"It is just nice to have some life back into the pub."
The gaming area isn't ready and has been boarded up until permits come through.
But Ms Morris said the delay will give them time to get other areas of the business right.
"We can focus on our bar, waiting and kitchen staff and get those processes right before we add gaming to the equation," she said.
The pub has employed around 40 staff and has plans to increase that number once people start rolling through the doors.
The Kinross is open for lunch and dinner but there are plans to bring back the breakfast menu eventually.
They have a 3am license but will start off by closing at midnight.
Inside there have been some major renovations, although the pub has kept the same "feel and look" of the old woolshed.
The staff are preparing for their first major artist to perform, Conrad Sewell, who will play from the main stage inside on Sunday.
"Australia Day is going to be huge, rain hail or shine it will go ahead as Conrad and our opening band HeadRoom, who are a local band, will play inside," Ms Morris said.
"We are hoping to see around 800 people for the gig.
"Our front bar will still be open for patrons who want to still come to the pub - you will be able to hear the gig from there too."
Doors open at 4pm and tickets are still available at 123tix.com.au