The Log Cabin Penrith Will Be Rebuilt
While pubs and clubs across the nation close, one will be built from the ground up and relaunched, with construction commencing at the end of this year.
The Log Cabin Penrith was destroyed by fire in 2012 after serving the community for almost 200 years. It was built in 1925 on the eastern bank of the Nepean River and was originally known as the Log House. The site’s new owners have confirmed they will re-build the iconic hotel to continue to serve the local community.
The new design consists of a two storey hotel with indoor and outdoor bars and dining areas looking over the Nepean River. It also features an expansive beer garden and children’s playground, with fine dining and function areas upstairs.
“This venue has always been representative of my family’s love for the Penrith community,” said previous owner and long-time publican, Ross Sinclair.
“Many people in Penrith had their first beer, first dates, celebrated sporting championships and community events here over the years. To have that legacy continue into a third century is extremely important to me, and not to mention very rare from an Australian heritage perspective.”
A Development Application for the new hotel has been submitted by FDC Construction, the company behind the Marsden Brewhouse in Marsden Park, The Locker Room Hotel in Sydney Olympic Park and a large business estate at Erskine Park.
Affectionately known as ‘The Loggy’ – it was tragically destroyed by fire due to a faulty light on the evening of March 9, 2012. About 100 people had to be evacuated from the site, but no injuries were reported.
The new hotel will become a key component in Council’s Masterplan for The Great River Walk.
Put it in your 2021 diaries - and let's hope we're allowed out to visit it by then!
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