Publican Mick Rose says Baffle Creek has been hit hard by recent flooding.
Publican Mick Rose says Baffle Creek has been hit hard by recent flooding. GLABAFF

Baffle Tavern future in doubt as flooding hits hard

THE Baffle Creek Tavern stands like a ghost on the banks of Euleilah Creek and even licensee Mick Rose still isn't sure when and if it will reopen.

The iconic watering hole was swamped to the roofline in the Australia Day floods.

And that was only weeks after it had reopened after the floods of 2010-2011 had sent a metre of water through the bar.

Now it will have to be completely refurbished again and Mick and the owner of the building still haven't fully decided if it is worth it.

Francie Grimward is manager of the tavern's bottle shop, which is up the hill from the actual tavern and had a metre of water go through it this time.

"I don't think Mick and the owner have sorted things out yet with insurance and any chance of flood funding," she said.

"The flood recovery party has been put off for another month, just to be sure."

And with the threat of more rain on the way, Francie said it was unsettling for everybody in the community.

"The ground is still saturated and so it only takes a bit and we would get cut off again," she said.