PUB / TAVERN IN SOUTH WEST ROCKS, NSW
Situated overlooking the Macleay River, the Riverside Tavern is home to great food and cold beers in a relaxed atmosphere.
Sitting right next door to Salt at South West Rocks, the Riverside is an idyllic location is only found by venturing through the residential area of South West Rocks and finding the banks of the river.
You will find the Riverside Tavern at: 92 New Entrance Rd, South West Rocks
Keep up to date with them by following them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Riverside-Tavern-South-West-Rocks-1642231196094478
Arakoon was originally established as the township on Trial Bay in 1866. However, by 1889, South West Rocks had established itself as a popular bathing resort with people of the Macleay Valley. South West Rocks got its name most likely from the captains of passing ships, who claimed it was safest to moor vessels near the rocks, south west of Laggers Point (the point on which Trial Bay Gaol is built). Another theory is that their moorings would be safe if they kept the rocks to their south west. Trial Bay was named after a brig, The Trial, which was stolen and wrecked by convicts in 1816 in the bay that now bears its name.
On 13 May 1770, Captain James Cook observed smoke from a fire on a mountain which he named Smoky Cape. The headland in front of the mountain is now the location of Smoky Cape Lighthouse.
In 1972, a Sydney Harbour showboat, Sydney Queen, and the former Newcastle car carriers Lurgurena and Koondooloo, were wrecked on the Main Beach after breaking free from their moorings in heavy storms. Elements of all three vessels were salvaged, but the hull of Sydney Queen filled with sand and could not be removed. It was eventually burned to the waterline to remove the obstruction from the beach.
What We Did
In 2016, to furnish the large deck area at the Riverside Tavern, Nextrend were engaged. Utilising Florida Chairs to compliment the relaxed resort feeling provided by the water views and greenery, these were matched with Black Astoria Table Bases with Marble Duratops to complete the look. Four years on and the products still look brand new.