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Address: 137 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9247 2714
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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Yes it's small, yes it's old, yes it may be more expensive than your local pub - but it is worth a visit for a pint and a look around the pictures on the walls and the great tile... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Merritt Island, Florida
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Canberra, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great traditional Aussie pub. Usually packed with visitors and locals - friendly atmosphere. Usually live music in the evening and can get very busy. If no room in the front bar walk up the steps at the back to find a couple more options. Really a must see as it is the oldest bar in Sydney and has retained much... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Yes it's small, yes it's old, yes it may be more expensive than your local pub - but it is worth a visit for a pint and a look around the pictures on the walls and the great tile work you once found in city pubs all over England

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Federal Way, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

TINY. Hard to get a beer because it was so crowded on a Friday night. Still, good place to hob knob with tourists and locals alike.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
65 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Found this pub walking about. Nice atmosphere. Some great beers to try believe me ohh my head ha ha. Like I say small but great atmosphere oldest pub with some old photos of history and beers. I love this pub some lovely people to meet from around the world went a few times during our stay can't wait to do... More 

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West London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

A sign saying oldest pub in Sydney doesn't make it good. No atmosphere, just lots of other tourists thinking "why did I come in here" had a quick beer then paid $4.50 for a small glass of carbonated water !! Do yourself a favor and walk on by to somewhere nice.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just had a pint of 150 lashes at the oldest pub in Sydney. Great old bar. Lots of interesting photos and pictures around the walls. Filmed a bar fight for A Town Called Alice (1980 version). Beer good as is the atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

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Darwin, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Before we jumped on our cruiseship in 2012 in Sydney we went for a walk around the city to take in the sights. Beer o'clock came around and it was just by luck we were near this lovely little pub. It does help when you have a couple of Sydney Siders with you to guide you. It is small inside... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stay clear of this place especially if you are of colour. The man behind the bar was incredibly rude and very racist!!!!! We had a voucher as part of the bus tour, he said to use this we had to sit upstairs yet there was no one up stairs and tables downstairs. When I asked another member she said we... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

managed to sneak in a couple of beers in Sydney's oldest pub on Australia day - good beer and good pub atmosphere , enjoyable drink

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited this place as our first stop for Pub Hopping. Its a bit small, but the staff is great. The food is also among the best.

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