A reoccurring theme of late, however, is the renaissance of the pub. The people's pub. A pub with sports on the TV and a pool table where you can pronounce all of the beers on tap. The Five Dock Hotel has always been counted among the number of such venues, and a recent change in ownership seems to perpetuate the preservation of the pub.
It's not yet clear how the former Wallaby intends to approach the new digs, but at the moment the wine lists boasts a few solid Australian numbers and the taps are filled with Aussie favourites. Given Young's growing portfolio of hospitality venues, it doesn't look like a complete revamp of the Five Dock is on the way. Under the Young Hotels umbrella, he also owns nearby pubs the Palace Hotel in Mortlake and Hotel Concord in Concord West, which are both venues the tend towards the classic local pub that fit their respective locations perfectly.
It would be impossible to maintain a lifestyle where every night out included cocktails garnished with fairy floss served in a glass slipper, or a 300-year-old single malt Scotch distilled in a cave by blind nuns. The good ol' local is a sure bet when it comes to serious relaxation, and Bill Young's latest purchase looks set to carry on that tradition of the pub down the road.