Wicklow Hotel


The Client

The Wicklow Hotel has been a part of Armidale since 1852. Originally named the Armidale Hotel, it is the New England region’s oldest licensed establishment. The Wicklow offers an extensive menu, an impressive wine list and 16 beers on tap, including the Wicklows very own ‘Wicklow Gold’ – a mid-strength lager brewed by a boutique local brewer.

The hotel has a warm and inviting atmosphere, with two log fires for those cold winter nights, and a sunny courtyard for those warm summer days. It’s a pub that caters for young and old, with a kids room for the younguns, and specialty beers and wines for the older ones. Not only will a drink at the Wicklow help support the town’s oldest venue, but you will also be helping to support a multitude of local sporting teams from Armidale and surrounds. 

You will find the Wicklow Hotel at: 
87 Marsh Street Armidale NSW 2350

You can also check them out online at: https://www.facebook.com/WicklowHotel/


 The Suburb 

Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Armidale had a population of 24,504 as at June 2017. It is the administrative centre for the Northern Tablelands region. It is approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane at the junction of the New England Highway and Waterfall Way.

The area contains a number of places of outstanding natural beauty and scientific interest as well as several World Heritage national parks including the New England National Park and the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To the west is Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve.

Armidale has a subtropical highland climate influence. Armidale’s elevation gives it a milder climate, but the summers are still very warm. Winters are long and cool, with many frosty nights. Snowfall is rare, on average only one day in every three years.  The presence of four distinct seasons, unlike most of the rest of Australia, is the reason for the “New England” moniker and the autumn colours are a notable feature of the city.

What We Did

With its old English styling the Wicklow Hotel can transform you to times gone by.  Times of castles filled with timber and steel.  It is this that provided the inspiration for the furniture selection for the sports bar of the Wicklow Hotel.  The Genoa stools compliment the age of the building and these have been matched with black Preston dry bar frames with deep wood compact laminate tops.

Wicklow Hotel