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The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

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Cnr Kent and Argyle Sts. | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first came here in 1987 and it hasn't changed much since then. No pokies, no loud music = wonderful. The beer is great, although way too cold. I wish they would serve these great old English ales at slightly above room temp as they should be but this is a minor quibble. The food is also worth stopping in... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant on Saturday evening. The ambiance is quite modern with the exception of the floor, which is a floor to floor carpet that looks old and dirty. The menu is limited, especially if you don't eat meat. We had the catch of the day (ocean trout), which was fine, but a bit overcooked. The Fish pie... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great old pub. Friendly staff, really good stout and dark ale which is unusual in the area. Lucky for us the USS Mustin was in town and we got to party with the best bunch of CPOs around. Good vibes in the pub all around. Did not stay there so I have no info on the hotel part.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Headline says it all. Decent pub grub, good restaurant on first floor and a good range of craft beers. Great in winter with open fire place. I have been told by out of town guests that the hotel is great too.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 5 weeks in Australia recently and went back to The Lord Nelson on a few occasions because of the atmosphere. The staff and Manager there were all very friendly and were on the money when it came to recommending a wine or beer. If I am honest, there are better places to eat in Sydney although the food wasn't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a regular at the Lord Nelson and love it for its great beer and hospitable environment. However, on my last few visits I have become increasingly disturbed by the behaviour of (who I have been told) is the licensee/boss of the pub. I have witnessed him use really inappropriate language with the staff whilst heavily intoxicated. How can... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for the night here earlier this week and about same time as last year and found the place to be as good as our last visit. Rooms are well priced at $200 a night, (I defy anyone to get a better price for a GOOD room anywhere else in the Rocks). Staff were pleasant and very helpful and... More 

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Sydney
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our son's 21st upstairs in the restaurant area and it was perfect. The room has beautiful sandstone walls and is a great size. The food was plentiful and delicious and the service from the beginning to end was top class.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My second visit to this lovely brewpub hotel! A fantastic stop for a long weekend in the City - wonderful placement and lovely well kept rooms, with great food, tasty beer and a great atmosphere. Staff are always helpful and knowledgeable. A great place to stay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Cracking pub and brewery serving a great selection of beers and a beautiful meat pie to boot. Very good. The interior is welcoming and friendly as are the staff. They also have a great knowledge and appreciation of their wares.

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