Hotels and pubs are in Scott Young’s blood, he was born into them, literally. ‘I come from three generations of hoteliers’ he proudly shared and was actually born in one, the Abbotts Tavern in Waterloo less than five kilometres away.
Having managed numerous pubs over the years with his father and family, Scott is currently the proprietor of Churchill’s Sports Bar. ‘We’ve been on this site for almost 30 years now,’ he said ‘having redeveloped the old hotel 18 years ago.’
Churchill’s is located, not far from the city, close to the airport, beaches, and all sporting venues such as; the SCG and Royal Randwick race course. ‘You couldn’t wish for a better spot in my eyes,’ said Scott ‘you’re 15 minutes from anywhere and it’s easily accessible.’
Churchill’s is touted as the ‘ultimate sports fan’s paradise’ offering every live sporting event available on the big screens to satisfy locals and sports mad fans alike. A full calendar of sports kicks off at the start of the year with the cricket, there’s boxing, football, Rugby World Cup this coming summer and of course racing, Melbourne Cup and the VRC Spring Carnival. ‘Racing is incredibly popular here, on a Saturday you can’t move in the joint for people having a bet on the horses,’ said Scott.
In addition to the extensive live sports offerings there’s also a variety of entertainment throughout the week such as free pool on Mondays 6-9pm or trivia night Thursdays. Churchill’s has a great selection of local and imported beers and a bistro where the emphasis is on more casual dining, think ‘stadium food’ the type you can hold in your hand such as their ‘hero dish’ the ever popular fried chicken. A new menu has also been introduced providing a selection of quality pub meals such as steaks, pizza, burgers and schnitzels. There’s also free customer parking available for up to 40 vehicles.
Supercellars bottleshop, also part of Churchill’s offers an extensive range of reasonably priced wines and alcoholic beverages ‘our professional staff can assist with your individual needs whatever the occasion, reason or season’ said Scott.
To locals and sports fans alike, Churchill’s truly lives up to its namesake the British Prime Minster, Winston Churchill whom Scott named the hotel after because Winston also ‘loved to drink and loved his sport.’
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