About Salt Bar

Salt Bar Beachbar and Bistro has been owned and run by the same family since the very beginning. We also built it!


Despite being based right here at Salt Village on the beautiful Tweed Coast, we’ve had a long twenty year history of running pubs the friendly way. We have owned and operated iconic pubs throughout Queensland and NSW including the popular Court House Hotel in Port Douglas and the beautiful and historic Cairns Court House Hotel.

We opened Salt Bar in January 2005 to serve the rising number of local and tourist families who had been coming to appreciate what a beautiful place we have on the Tweed to live and to holiday alike.

Here at Salt Bar Beachbar and Bistro we pride ourselves on being a family friendly, safe venue with friendly staff and customers.

The Salt Bar team is a small dedicated group of colleagues, many who have been with us since day one. We simply can’t think of a better place to come to work every day, nor better people to work with and to serve!


Meet the team

Where are you from?

Wales.

Why is Salt Bar the Friendly Bar?

Because of the fantastic staff.

What’s your fav part of Salt Bar?

Getting to know the locals and having a beer.

What brought you to Salt Bar?

Working for the group in other hotels in Northern Queensland.

What is your passion in life?

Spending quality time with my family and playing sport.

Paul

General Manager

Where are you from?

I’m a third generation Tweed Valley Local who grew up in the small town of Uki and seaside village of Hastings Point.

What do you do at Salt Bar?

I’m the Assistant Manager but can be found doing most jobs throughout the pub.

Why is Salt Bar the Friendly Bar?

Our friendly staff and safe environment for families make it a great place to be.

What’s your fav part of Salt Bar?

Sitting out on the deck on a warm afternoon with a nice cold beer.

What brought you to Salt Bar?

I was looking to further my hospitality career when Salt Bar first opened and I was lucky enough to get put on as a Junior Duty Manager.

What is your passion in life?

I love the ocean and spend a lot of time surfing and fishing.

Siemon

Assistant GM

Where are you from?

I'm originally from Sydney but have been living on the coast for 13 years.

What do you do at Salt Bar?

I'm the Purchasing Manager and Bottle Shop Manager.

Why is Salt Bar the Friendly Bar?

The people, that includes the staff, the locals and being based in a resort with the resort guests.

What’s your fav part of Salt Bar?

The location at the beach in a place where you can happily bring the family but also have fun with friends.

What brought you to Salt Bar?

The lifestyle that you can enjoy when working in the hospitality industry and initially the chance to work in a new venue and be a part of helping the pub grow.

What is your passion in life?

Firstly my daughter Charli, surfing, travel, cooking, good food plus a nice cold Cooper’s Pale Ale.

Jason

Salt Cellars Purchasing Manager

Where are you from?

Originally from the Central Coast then Pyrmont in Sydney before making my way up to the Tweed Coast.

What do you do at Salt Bar?

My main role is Duty Manager.

Why is Salt Bar the Friendly Bar?

The customer service that the staff and management deliver to the customers and also the relationships between the customers and the staff.

What’s your fav part of Salt Bar?

Having a drink with the locals.

What brought you to Salt Bar?

A lifestyle change, and the awesome working environment that salt bar provides.

What is your passion in life?

Golf and catching up with friends.

Paul

Duty Manager

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in the Blue Mountains of NSW.

Why is Salt Bar the Friendly Bar?

Salt Bar has such a relaxed and laid-back vibe that makes it instantly friendly.

What’s your fav part of Salt Bar?

My favourite part of Saltbar would have to be working with such a great team and all the friendly locals.

What brought you to Salt Bar?

I needed a sea change after living in the trees for 30 years.

What is your passion in life?

When I am not at work I can be found hanging out with my gorgeous grandchildren and I am always listening to music…. Oh and
I love to shop!

Linda

Duty Manager

Where are you from?

I have lived in the Tweed Valley since the age of 4, prior to this I lived in Glen Innes.

Why is Salt Bar the Friendly Bar?

The people.

What’s your fav part of Salt Bar?

My favourite part of Salt Bar is our deck on a warm summer’s day enjoying a beverage.

What brought you to Salt Bar?

I have been working with Ray Group since 1997, when I was involved in a number of their Northern Queensland hotels. I have been involved with Salt Bar since it was built and was transferred down from head office a couple of years ago.

What is your passion in life?

Spending quality time with my family and friends.

Michelle

Accounts Manager

Where are you from?

Cabarita Beach

Drew

Executive Chef