The Border Inn grand opening a success | PHOTOS

CLOSE to 600 people celebrated at The Border Inn's official opening night on July 19.

Patrons of all ages enjoyed checking out the renovations, sampling consultant chef Ian Perry's exciting new menu, catching up with friends and dancing the night away to band Half April.

The historic hotel was first opened in 1948. In 2011 it was put on the market but there were no interested buyers so it shut its doors for several years.This January it was announced that 12 Apsley families had purchased the establishment.

Check out the photos snapped by the Herald photographer at the opening night. Did you take any pictures at The Border Inn over the weekend? Send them to to feature in the gallery.