Off to the Pub

One of our favourite types of projects to get involved in is hospitality design, especially pubs. Whenever we are tasked with working on a Pub, we take the job with the highest of compliments. We understand how important Pubs are to the local community. We believe they need to be treated with the utmost respect, as they often become a reflection of the heritage and town in which they are located.



We have been lucky enough to work on a collection of heritage Pubs and Clubs all through NSW including Menangle Country Club, Camden Valley Inn, The Fiddler, Camden Valley Country Club, and The Crown Hotel to name a few.



Menangle Country Club


Formally known as the Horse and Jockey Inn, the Menangle Country Club has transformed into a sprawling hospitality development. distinctive Living Design contributed to the Landscape Architecture and Signage within the club.



The vision in the design layout is a series of garden rooms with a warm, welcoming and homely feel so you can search and find your favourite space to spend time with family and friends. The grounds are large enough for kids to roam and explore with two dedicated play spaces for different age groups. For those hosting a private event, the garden rooms allow you to hire a dedicated spaced with the unique backdrop of the heritage home - perfect for photography. The variety of bars, dining options and spaces to sit in allow for a high degree of flexibility and adaptability so that staff can provide for a variety of experiences at the same time.



The wayfinding signage we developed and designed for the site was done in reference to these historical features found within the garden, helping to create a variety of intimate outdoor spaces perfect for any occasion.



Camden Valley Inn


After over 10 months of renovations, Camden Valley Inn reopened its doors in late 2019 with a completely new and improved layout with a strong focus on the landscape architecture of the site.



distinctive was engaged with the overall landscape architecture of the site, the playground design, and construction, the lighting design, as well as public art for the site. The incorporation of the public art sculptural work, 'The Milk With The Golden Cap' allowed us to reference back to the historical significance of the site, a milk bar located on the Hume Highway.


We wanted to create a landscape that respected and enhanced the rural backdrop you are greeted with when visiting the site. The inclusion of a custom-designed playground and animal shelter are unique features to the site - providing a venue suitable for the whole family. We wanted to capitalise on the outdoor space and vistas from the property. The architecture of the site has been constructed to seamlessly connect indoor to outdoor with the landscaping reflecting this.




The end result has had a wonderful reception from the client and the public alike. We have been able to hero the rural characteristics that are present within the surrounds of the pub, something unique to this venue. We were inspired by the history of the site and wanted to ensure this heritage pub retained its important place within the Macarthur Area.




The Fiddler


One of Sydney's oldest hotels, The Fiddler at Rouse Hill, has been newly renovated and proving to be the place to be. Adorned with vines, hanging ferns, and undulating greenery, distinctive have provided landscape architecture services for a new hotel accommodation within the existing facility.




Our work at The Fiddler included the design and development of the car park, playground, and landscape architectural services for a new hotel within the existing facility.


Being involved in a multitude of aspects allowed us to create a sense of consistency that runs through the venue in its entirety. Our contributions to this project focused on adding to the existing facility and creating a soothing setting for the building to settle into.



Camden Valley Country Club


Located in Gledswood Hills, we were tasked with designing and submitting a development application for a garden design within the indoor/outdoor gaming room of the Camden Valley Country Club.



The contemporary garden design included a vertical green wall running the length of the newly opened outdoor gaming room. The implementation of this garden allows the space to feel more lively and entice people to stay in the gaming room for a longer period of time. Included in the design is a number of water features and ponds helping to add textural and sensory elements to the design. The variety of plants positioned around the garden create a tropical vibe, making the space feel unlike a typical gaming room.






The Crown Hotel Camden


Historically placed on the northern side of Argyle Street, the Crown Hotel dates itself back to 1849, one of the oldest run hotels in Camden. At distinctive, we have been privileged enough to wok on multiple projects spanning the last few years.




We have previously worked with the Crown to develop a new facade as well as interior design layout for the restaurant. Along with the restaurant design, we have worked on designing the interior layout of the Gaming room.



114 Argyle Street

Camden NSW 2570

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