BEER has been brought back to popular watering hole, the Mount Macedon Hotel.
After seven long years, the historic hotel will again refresh thirsty locals.
The venue has been closed since 2005 when the licence holder, Xavier David Holden, was suspended for breaching the Liquor Control Act.
New owner Gordon Johnson bought the 2.4-hectare site in February last year at auction for $1.74 million.
It took the Mount Macedon resident 12 months to renovate the building fully, breathing new life into the bar, three dining rooms, kitchen and outdoor areas.
A pressed metal ceiling is a feature in the bar area, while a new roof, front and rear paved areas, furniture and a splash of paint on the inside and outside are part of the cosmetic overhaul.
It has an old English feel and no structural changes were made to the building.
The nine accommodation rooms associated with the hotel will be reopened next month.
Cr Helen Relph said people were "absolutely excited" to see the pub open, while Macedon police's Leading Senior Constable Shane Flynn described it as "very good for the community".
"I've been here for 16 years and I've dealt with quite a few pub owners in my day.
"Gordon has done extensive renovations on the hotel and brought it up to a modern standard both from a town planning and from a liquor licensing perspective. He's done the right thing by everyone. I'm pleased he's the owner-operator of the hotel."
Mount Macedon was a town without a pub for almost 12 months when the Macedon Railway Hotel closed and was sold last July. New owners reopened it in May.