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ALMOST three years after it was ravaged by fire, one of Fremantle’s most historic pubs is expected to re-open early next year.

A blaze in March 2007 at the National Hotel caused $4 million damage and gutted the heritage-listed building.

Co-owner Sean Butler bought the hotel in late 2007.

He said new height approvals had initially caused delays but renovations were well under way, and the roof was now firmly on.

“We bought it with the intention to restore it to its former glory,” he said.

“It is a beautiful building and while it will be slightly more upmarket then it once was, it won’t be exclusive.”

Mr Butler said the hotel would include a brassiere on the ground floor, a bar and restaurant on the first floor and two levels of accommodation.

“The upstairs alfresco area is a place where we want people to sit down and enjoy a coffee while looking over Fremantle,” he said.

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What a shame to return such an old drinking place to another pub . It could have been a good central building for modern rest rooms in the centre of Fremantle . When we think of it the drinkers in there have been useing the place as a toilet for many years :).

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