Camden Valley Inn opens its doors

That's right - the iconic Camden Valley Inn has finally reopened and is ready for business.

The popular haunt closed in November last year to undergo a $15 million dollar makeover.

But work is finally done and the first lot of eager customers stepped through its doors last night.

The renovations included the demolition of all structures except the two heritage-listed buildings and recently-renovated accommodation units.

The historic buildings received a facelift, under consultation with a heritage architect.

Major modern additions to the pub included gaming room facilities, dining and function areas, as well as additional parking.

A permanent marquee, a new children's playground and petting zoo were also built.

Manager Kayla Sweeney said the heritage areas remained mostly untouched.

"We ripped up the carpet in the main building and found original timber floors underneath so we have simply kept and refurbished those," she said.

"We kept the iconic fireplace but we will now have a couple of those so people won't have to fight over the one.

"We have kept the original doors as well.

"The loft building is a space that everyone loves and that has just been given a bit of a refurbish."

The inn's new staff had been training at sister pub, The Fiddler, in anticipation for opening day.

Camden Valley Inn was originally the Camden Vale Milk Bar.

It was built by the Macarthur family in 1939. They sold milk and cream from the site.

The venue was granted a tavern licence in 1989 and became the inn and restaurant much loved by locals today.

To celebrate the Inn's former life a sculpture of an old-school milk bottle has been installed outside the main entrance.

The Lewis Land Group, owner of the inn, head of leisure Brad Jenkins told the Advertiser last month that everyone was excited to reopen the new look pub.

"Our utmost priority was to ensure we preserved the Camden Valley Inn's heritage and old school country charm but also give it a new school modern feel, and we believe we've certainly achieved that," he said.

"After ten months of renovations we are looking forward to unveiling this to the Camden community."

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