The new look Horse and Jockey Inn has finally started to take shape with opening day just a few months away.
Club Menangle has spear-headed a $10 million project to completely transform the once popular Macarthur watering hole.
The club's chief executive Bruce Christison said the iconic Menangle Park pub was still pretty much the same.
"The layout has stayed the same and we've tried to keep the things that people loved about the inn, like outdoor dining," he said.
"The beer garden and bistro area will be all-weather rooms so they can be used seven days a week, 365 days a year."
The makeover is stage one of the club's ambitious plan to build a large entertainment precinct from the Inn all the way back to Tabcorp Park.
Eventually, the precinct will contain a second club, hotel, movie theatre, bowling alleys and an indoor sporting complex.
The pub has not traded since 2015 when NSW Harness Racing bought the site.
The revamped venue would cater for functions of more than 200 people, feature a bistro and restaurant, along with a children's play room and a sports bar.
"The sports bar will have 23 TVs," Mr Christison said.
"The restaurant and bistro will feature upmarket pub fare with dishes ranging from $15 to $45 to cater for all budgets and make sure we don't price anybody out.
"We've kept the fireplace which was always popular with locals - and the old shed on the property will probably become a woodfired pizza place as an added dining option."
Mr Christison said the club had placed emphasis on landscaping and gardening.
"We want it to be really green and fit in with the surrounding area," he said.
"We've spent $3.25 million on landscaping alone."
Mr Christison said the historic Menangle House, located at the front of the site, had remained untouched during the renovation work.
"At this stage nothing will be happening inside the house," he said.
"We are meeting with a heritage consultant about the heritage barn beside the house. We are thinking about turning it into a whiskey or gin bar - that won't be ready for opening day but we hope to start the process for that soon."
The pub is expected to be complete in late December with a grand opening to be held on January 23, weather permitting.