Sports, Burgers And Community Unite At The Sherwood

Eat, Sydney / 1 December 2023
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Sports, Burgers And Community Unite At The Sherwood

Eat, Sydney / 1 December 2023

More than a pub, The Sherwood ushers in a new era of community fun!

In the heart of Southwest Sydney, where the echoes of cheering fans meet the aroma of hand-smashed burgers, a new player is stepping onto the scene – welcome to The Sherwood. This pub-style venue, nestled next to the vibrant Campbelltown Sports Stadium, is not just another pub; it’s a multi-million-dollar venture that promises to redefine how we experience live sport and open-air dining.

Gone are the days of the tennis club that once graced this space; The Sherwood emerges as a testament to modern hospitality, boasting an expansive alfresco courtyard that beckons with lush greenery and the promise of year-round live entertainment. It’s a far cry from the ordinary, a haven for sports enthusiasts and casual diners alike.

Picture this: a menu that pays homage to the nostalgia of a bygone era, reminiscent of a classic milk bar. Chef Kurtis takes centre stage with hand-smashed burgers, each patty a testament to local beef pounded with a retro burger press and adorned with his signature sauce. For the daring, there’s the ‘Double Woodi Deluxe,’ a symphony of double beef, double bacon, double cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a fried egg – the perfect accompaniment to the live sports spectacle unfolding on the big screen.

Smash burger being prepared at The Sherwood.

But it’s not just about burgers; The Sherwood offers a symphony of share-style dishes. From Korean BBQ-sauced ‘Pork Belly’ to the fresh and vibrant ‘Roku Gin Cured Kingfish,’ the menu is a culinary journey that transcends the ordinary.

Julia Maulguet takes the reins as the venue manager, infusing The Sherwood with a sense of nostalgia through a signature cocktail menu. Sip on the ‘Rainbow Paddle Pop,’ a delightful concoction with hints of caramel and rainbow sprinkles, best enjoyed in the alfresco dining courtyard. The beer taps boast a selection of local brews, a nod to community partnerships that make The Sherwood more than just a venue; it’s a community hub.

Inside the venue seamlessly weaves different gathering spaces – dining, sports lounge, family areas – with premium textures like marble, stone, and timber joinery. A touch of gold and lush planting completes the classic retro vibe.

As a nod to its roots, The Sherwood proudly displays a map of Campbelltown on its side, embracing the local essence. The name itself, inspired by the former suburb Sherwood Hills, pays homage to the history of Campbelltown. And if you look closely, you might find a subtle reference to the legendary outlaw, Robin Hood, in a graffiti-style mural by artist Joe Quilter in the courtyard, bringing a touch of Sherwood Forest to Southwest Sydney.

The Sherwood isn’t just a venue; it’s a celebration of community, history, and the joy of gathering. As it opens its doors, it invites you to join in the festivities, creating a world-class sports and entertainment precinct right in our own backyard.