Merivale has just acquired the Royal Hotel Bondi. Geoff Moulding has sold the pub to the hospitality giant after 40 years of family ownership. Merivale will receive the keys in July 2018.

This purchase follows a series of big-ticket acquisitions with The Vic On The Park last month and Collaroy Hotel a few months before that.

The group has also just launched its pop-up Italian eatery, Mr. Liqour’s Dirty Italian Disco at the Tennyson Hotel in Mascot.

While no details of future plans for the Bondi venue have been released, Merivale has said it will open the second phase of The Newport and the refurbished Collaroy this summer.