Matso's Eumundi is a 1000m² adaptive reuse hospitality project with architecture, interiors, and furniture project designed by Five Mile Radius in collaboration with Knight Wilson Architects and built by Hutchinson Builders. 

In late 2021, we were approached by Matso's to design their new Queensland outpost. The Western Australian brewery, famous for their mango and ginger beers, has opened a new home at the legendary Joe's Waterhole.

The project involves the restoration of the 1920s timber and tin pub, as well as the demolition of various water-damaged additions to make way for a new brewery, bistro, and landscape to the rear of the pub. The new addition consists of four gable-roofed pavilions which echo the proportions of the heritage-listed pub and provide a legible and adaptable 'shed' for future generations.

The design aims to regenerate the extensive garden to the rear of the site and to connect this garden to the street. A full survey of salvageable demolition material was undertaken, with many aspects of the new works built from these recycled materials.

Our workshop reworked much of the original pub furniture, resulting in a nearly entirely recycled and Australian hardwood-based furnishing for the new venue. 

The project was completed in late 2023 with additional project photography coming in mid-2024. Thanks to Red Stockholm for allowing us to use your photos in the interim.  

Tom O'Shea
Clare Kennedy
Daniel Wilson 
Kellie Nortje