Richmond Inn Hotel: Everyone is welcome here

All are welcome at The Richmond Inn Hotel. It is located at 90 March Street, Richmond. For the latest happenings visit the Fecebook page or richmondinn.com.au. Picture: Scott Williams
All are welcome at The Richmond Inn Hotel. It is located at 90 March Street, Richmond. For the latest happenings visit the Fecebook page or richmondinn.com.au. Picture: Scott Williams

A well-known fixture of the Richmond landscape for decades, The Richmond Inn Hotel is the venue of choice for many a resident.

Its all about the hospitality, says general manager and licensee Sean Honeywood.

"We are a well known local's hotel that welcomes all comers," he said. "Pubs traditionally were a place to meet and greet and socialise with your workmates, neighbours and friends. They have always been the hub of community and a centre for entertainment.

"Things haven't changed a great deal in these regards, so we continue to offer all the best of food, refreshments, and entertainment."

Mr Honeywood is most proud to highlight his crew of workers.

"Beside our wonderful bar team, we have another friendly and helpful crew in the bottle shop," he said. "Our bistro is lead by chef Gavin and our cleaning and accommodation is all managed in house.

"Most staff are cross-trained so anyone can assist with customer requirements; all overseen by a very experienced and well known management team.

"Most of the staff here are all long time locals also, so we are very well connected to this community."

Mr Honeywood said a concerted effort had been made over the past two years to lift the profile of the business and broaden its appeal.

"This was led largely by improvements in the bistro, with new quality and service throughout, and a new mix of offerings in the bar," he said.

Mr Honeywood said he had a great affinity for the Hawkesbury.

"I grew up just up on the mountains in Winmalee, virtually overlooking the area," he said. "I played a lot of sport in the area as a youngster and we would regularly come to Richmond for our outings and shopping.

"My business partner, Michael Broome, is very keen on the outer western suburbs of Sydney. We see the potential for growth and development throughout the region and we are both very excited about the opportunities."

Mr Honeywood said he enjoyed connecting with the clientele.

"The mateship throughout the venue is wonderful and struck me the very first time I walked in," he said. "Before I was an owner, just walking through the hotel as a visitor, the welcomes and g'days I got were fantastic. Everyone is welcome here."

Mr Honeywood said the hotel's appeal was drawing many new customers, from many walks of life.

"The collar and tie can now share the space with the fluoro crew. Diners and family can enjoy a fantastic and affordable meal, and the younger party peeps can get right into our DJ nights," he said.

"We also do classic rock bands on Fridays nights and karaoke for all to have a go at on Thursday. Poker and more is coming."