A new beginning for an old favourite

Friday, 1 November 2019

Camden Valley Inn enters an exciting new era celebrating its 80th year in operation with a multimillion-dollar high-end revamp.

Lewis Land Group announced its long-standing and beloved heritage-listed establishment, the Camden Valley Inn officially reopened on 31st October 2019, commemorating its 80th year in operation.

Member for Wollondilly, Mr Nathaniel Smith MP, officially opened the venue, after nine months of renovations.

The Inn, which was originally built as a milk bar to serve the Camden Vale area in 1939, now boasts a modern twist on the historic landmark. With a $15 million capital injection into the refurbishment project, Lewis Land Group has been careful to ensure the venue maintains the same community feel and old school charm while expanding the Inn’s offering into a modern, multipurpose venue.

Chris Calvert, CEO of Lewis Land Group said he was proud of the way the redevelopment has balanced the heritage aspects of the venue with a contemporary country design.

“Our venues are all about embracing the outdoors, and creating spaces for people to gather and enjoy the beauty of the surrounds.

“Camden Valley Inn epitomises our approach to outdoor-focused social spaces. The scenic views, towering trees and heritage buildings are the real focus, so we have designed our venue to make sure these are highlighted from every vantage. We want to provide a feast for the eyes, as well as a great menu and level of service.” said Mr Calvert.

The Camden Valley Inn’s latest renovation signals a new era for the heritage-listed site and offers patrons an exceptional, multi-faceted experience. Set across approximately five acres, new facilities of the venue include multiple bars, a brand new dining area, a cafe, a pizzeria, accommodation, TAB and gaming facilities, a brand new beer garden, covered terrace and private and semi-private function spaces; all of which work around the fifty year old trees in the area which have been fiercely protected. The family venue also caters well for children, with a giant playground and petting zoo with baby goats.

Elegant yet casual, the space itself bares the bones of the original Camden Valley Inn, while boasting traditional wooden flooring and open plan dining drenched in natural light, giving it a refreshing, modernised look.

Located just 50 minutes from the Wollongong city centre and 1 hour 40 minutes from the Sydney CBD, Lewis Land Group predicts its new look will drive patrons to enjoy the venue not only for its delicious pub-style culinary experience, but additional draw cards including weddings, corporate conferences, fundraisers, ceremonies and other special events.

The re-opening of the Inn also successfully drove new jobs within the Camden hospitality industry. Brad Jenkins, Head of Leisure at Lewis Land Group said the refurbishment has facilitated job growth in the area by creating almost one hundred jobs that have mostly been filled by locals, in an effort to boost economic growth for the Camden Valley region.

“From kitchen roles, duty management, function staff, food and beverage attendants, and marketing and event management, we’re excited to have provided more job opportunities for the local Camden economy,” said Jenkins.

As one of Australia’s oldest private property developers, Lewis Land Group owns a portfolio of residential, retail and leisure properties, including mixed-use residential community Sovereign Hills at Port Macquarie, Australia’s premier outlet shopping centre Harbour Town Premium Outlets (Adelaide & Gold Coast), and hospitality venues; The Fiddler Hotel and The Belvedere Hotel.

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