Camden Valley Inn has officially closed

Hundreds of people flocked to Camden Valley Inn last weekend to say farewell to the iconic pub before it closes for renovations.

The historic haunt also hosted a ‘garage sale’ so that people could take home a piece of the inn’s history.

Camden Valley Inn manager Kayla Kyling said the number of people who attended the event was over-whelming.

“It was great to see so many people there,” she said.

“We had a few hundred people each day.

“I haven’t seen our sports bar as full as it was on Friday night in a long time.

“There was a real buzz about the place and I think it will be good to have that again when we reopen.”

The garage sale included lounges, chaises, tables, chairs, pots, crockery and more.

“We managed to sell pretty much everything except for a few items that we had to use throughout the weekend,” Ms Kyling said.

“We’ll be looking at selling those online or inviting people back to buy them.”

Ms Kyling said the event had been a huge success.

“It didn’t really surprise me that so many people came because we had so much interest before the sale,” she said.

“I think the number of people who contacted us in the lead-up to the event prepared us for how busy it would be.”

An artist's render of the new look pub.

An artist's render of the new look pub.

Ms Kyling said the sale signalled the end of an era.

“The accommodation will still be trading throughout the upgrade work but for the pub this the start of a new beginning,” she said.

The sale came after it was announced last week that the historic inn would close for nine months to undergo a drastic modern makeover.

The inn will reopen in July or August next year.

Brad Jenkins, head of leisure for Lewis Land (the company which owns Camden Valley Inn), said the redevelopment would refresh and update the popular site.

“The heritage section of the hotel will be upgraded and restored during the renovation,” he said.

The new-look Camden Valley Inn will feature a conference and wedding function space, bistro, gaming area and a new pizzeria.