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Gally's celebrates three years in business

October 2011

October 2011 will mark the third anniversary of Gally's Meeting House in Farrell Flat, a family business that specializes in function and event facilities, bed and breakfast accommodation and a local café.

Gally's, currently owned and operated by Garry and Sally Fieldhouse of Farrell Flat, opened its doors in October 2008, as a venue for conferences and functions. Today, the entity now facilitates four businesses under the one umbrella, all housed in the beautiful old 1880s building site on the main street in Farrell Flat.

Garry and Sally Fieldhouse started converting the original 1880s heritage building into a conference and function venue in 2006. By 2008, the renovations were completed, ready for the commencement of business in October.

"The complex of buildings had an old timber framed general store from the 1880's on site," Garry said. "This beautiful space has the walls and cathedral ceiling fully lined with the original baltic pine timber."

"The general store was converted to a conference/function space catering for up to 30 people with very little changes to the original structure or to the fittings, thus retaining its historic ambience," he said.

Following the completion of the function rooms, the business grew to include bed and breakfast accommodation and a café, offering coffee, cakes and homemade goods for locals and tourists alike.

"Two other old stone buildings on site were incorporated into the complex as accommodation, adding two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. These are available to attendees or can also be used as bed and breakfast accommodation.

"A third large space was then built joining the old complex of buildings and the house. This building uses exposed beams and natural lighting to form a large function space, capable of seating 75 people. The rooms design compliments the historic nature of the buildings already on site and includes a commercial kitchen and toilet facilities, as well as a magnificent entrance foyer lit by skylights and stained glass windows," he said.

Steeped with history and heritage charm, the building originally housed a bustling general store for the tourists and workers stepping off the Farrell Flat train stop on the way to Adelaide or Broken Hill.

"From1880-1983, Farrell Flat was a lively country town, due to the train passing through. Nowadays, the pace is not as fast, but this has its rewards as it's a peaceful, tranquil place to stay or visit. It's also a great location for conferences or events as it's ideally located centrally between Burra, Clare, Mintaro and Saddleworth."

To celebrate three years in business, Gally's will hold an anniversary event on Sunday 23 October, 12:00noon – 4:30pm. A new summer menu, featuring local dishes and fine wine from the region. Guests and public are most welcome. Bookings essential.

Gally's cater for both small and large functions, from 10-12 people up to 100 people. Conferences are fully catered with all food production prepared on site using local, fresh ingredients in the commercial kitchen. The function rooms also act as an art gallery for local artists, particularly during the popular SALA festival. The fully licensed Café specializes in morning and afternoon tea, light lunches, full three course meals, local wines, beers and espresso coffee. Gally's is now open on Friday and Saturday nights, subject to pre-bookings. Café facilities are otherwise open from 10.00am-5.00pm Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday (and public holidays).

To book your Christmas function, special event, accommodation or for more information, please contact Gally's Meeting House on 8843 8028 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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