In early July, The Gully Public House & Garden saw its newest addition come to life – Mr. Jones, a charming cocktail and tapas bar.
What was once known as the Saloon Bar, a dark and uninviting space, has since been transformed into a cosy, prohibition era style bar, featuring rich green tones, gold accents, leather booths and native floral motifs.
Aptly named after Richard Jones, RD Jones Group’s late founder, Mr. Jones was able to come to life while the hospitality industry experienced a complete shut-down, thanks to COVID-19.
“While it was sad to close our pub in late March, this also gave us the time to renovate and reinvigorate our Saloon Bar into Mr. Jones bar, which we were able to open shortly after the reopening of pubs in SA,” says The Gully’s venue manager Mike Hooper.
“This time taught us resilience, a trait that Richard Jones showed in bounds,” says Mike.
As Mr. Jones was known for his moustache, you’ll find references to this throughout the venue, including vintage posters on the walls, while each signature cocktail is named after a famous moustache baring celebrity. Some of these include Freddie Mercury – a fig gin, elderflower and lime
cocktail, the Pablo Escobar – a modern take on the chilli margarita, the Darryl Kerrigan – a punch bowl to share featuring vodka, peach, passionfruit, white wine, plus many more.
On the food front, Mr. Jones’ menu is comprised of tasty tapas dishes and charcuterie, which you can choose to create a platter that suits your own personal taste profile.
“We’re celebrating all things local at Mr. Jones Bar, including local gin, wine, produce and musicians from surrounding areas. With Glen Ewin Estate and Paracombe down the road, and so many brilliant food producers in the area, we want to showcase the talent surrounding us,” says Mike.
Every Friday night from 7pm Mr. Jones Bar will have DJs ‘til late, while Saturday night will see live acoustic music from 7.30pm – late.
1349 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully, SA 5091
08 8264 2288