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Menangle Country Club: so good, so close

Get ready to add Menangle Country Club to your list of hospitality destinations for those special family lunches or dinners.

Last night a formal opening was held of the multi-million development alongside historic Menangle House or as most people in Macarthur would know it, the Horse and Jockey Inn.

The opening drew a number of local VIPs including federal MP Dr Mike Freelander, State MP Greg Warren and two mayors, Campbelltown’s George Brticevic and Wollondilly’s Matthew Deeth.

Mr Warren praised the Club Menangle board for their foresight in developing the site into such a quality hospitality and entertainment venue.

“We don’t just want new houses out here in Campbelltown and Macarthur, we want to be building communities,’’ Mr Warren said.

Guests were welcomed by club chairman Robert Marshall, while CEO Bruce Christison spoke about the fascinating history of the place, going back 200 years.

In the meantime, guests tucked into some brilliant creations from the chefs in the Menangle Country Club kitchen.

Club Menangle directors Ray Sharman, left, and Michael Brown, right, Mayor George Brticevic and MP Greg Warren cut the ribbon to the Manor, the club’s function room, where the official opening was held last night.

Guests were served an entrée of beetroot and vodka cured Tasmanian salmon, with petite herb salad and gremolata.

It was followed by either charred lamb rump, kumera and desiree gratin, asparagus and salsa verde or corn-fed chicken supreme, brocollini, fondant potato and sauce romesco.

Brilliant as they were, guests gave the thumbs up to the dessert of manuka honey and vanilla bean, panna cotta, honeycomb crumble and raspberry compote – delicious!

This was seriously good food that no doubt will keep bringing guests back for more.

This was also true for a time of its predecessor, the Horse and Jockey Inn, where many locals would head for Sunday lunch, a birthday dinner or some other celebration.

Well, it’s all back but in modern surroundings and facilities – and less than a 10 minute drive from the heart of Campbelltown.

The brilliant views of lush green fields are still there and maybe even a little better since the new facilities have been built further up on the rise of the site.

Beautiful gardens surround the outdoor dining or relaxing areas, while inside you are greeted by an elegant and relaxed ambience in every part of the club.

And yes, Menangle Country Club is a registered club with all the facilities of a club, so it’s probably best to take up membership when you first visit.

Like other clubs memberships don’t cost the earth. It’s $5 for one year and $15 for five years.

Menangle Country Club will be officially opening its doors to the public from 10am next Friday, February 7.

If you’ve never been there before, its address is 170 Menangle Road, Menangle Park.

Mr Warren and Cr Brticevic unveil the plaque marking the official opening of Menangle Country Club.

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