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Chris Deale spent 20 years of his life in the corporate word, “I couldn’t see myself staying in that world for the rest of my life, so I made a change”. And what a change it is, as he’s now the owner/manager of the popular Dove & Olive pub.
“It was a natural evolution for me, to move into the pub world. I liked the idea of seeing what I could bring to the table.” His wife’s family have been involved in pubs for 5 generations. They’ve owned the Dove & Olive for five months, and Chris loves it. “The Dove has something for everyone. Whether you’re grabbing a bite during your lunch break, or getting dinner before heading to Belvoir Theatre.”
When asked what’s special about the Dove & Olive, there’s no pause for thought. “Our atmosphere. People come here for the atmosphere. You can go in different rooms and get different feels. Some people b-line for the courtyard, some want a seat on the terrace and others on the main bar. Upstairs it can be a bit quieter with booth seating.”
But a mention of the Dove & Olive wouldn’t be complete without the original and bi-monthly Craft Beer Fight Club; where brewers from all over Australia come to duke it out! The prize isn’t just the favour of punters’ taste buds, but a tap on the bar for a month. And with the mouth watering classics like their award-winning pies or coffee rubbed short rib, you’re in for a memorable time!
This article originally appeared in Urban Village