Nestled in the serene, across-the-highway township of Mudgeeraba is Woodchoppers Inn, a pub-style restaurant now serving a menu packed with smoked BBQ-style meats in distinctly Australian flavours.
Having spent months perfecting the art of smoking a variety of meats owners Sam and Steve were ready to bring an entirely new menu to their customers.
Slow cooked 12-hour lamb, melt in your mouth beef brisket, pork ribs with homemade lemon myrtle BBQ sauce and smoked sausage with a crispy skin are just a few of the meaty treats you have to try at Woodchoppers Inn.
The new menu is perfectly suited to the old Queenslander building which is filled with old school bar memorabilia and screams classic Aussie charm.
Now serving a variety of local craft beer, purposely selected to compliment particular flavours within the meats, Woodchoppers Inn has adapted to Gold Coast foodies demands making the (actually very short) trip across the highway even more worthwhile.
Woodchoppers Inn has been in Steve’s family for over 15 years and if you manage to draw the ex-Accountant into a conversation about his meat smoker, expect to be inspired by his knowledge and passion.
If you’re after an authentic, country-style experience and a relaxed, charming atmosphere, look no further than Woodchoppers Inn, which from now on will be known as Mudgeeraba’s not-so-hidden secret.
HOURS: Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm and Sunday from 12pm to 9pm.
LOCATION: 64 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba.
Words and photos by Kirra Smith