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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
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Westbury, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was good, but service was very slow. The rest of my group had just about finished lunch when my food arrived. To make things worse, we were on a tight schedule and I did not have time to enjoy the meal.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with friends in this great pub. Party time downstairs, but much quiter upstairs, great atmosphere and service. Food outstanding, we had the lamb shank and scotch fillet, very tasty. The brûlée is to die for and cheese platter outstanding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to Sydney and The Lord Nelson. The star of the hotel brewery is the building itself built in, and housing this establishment since, 1841. Don't expect modern amenities (the free wifi is sporadic and temperamental, TV sets an awkward afterthought). But if you want the charm of thick stone walls, dormer windows, cozy pub with wood burning... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Revisited Lord Nelson after too long an absence and found it unchanged! Great beer,ambience, food and for a Queenslander the open fire is heaven. Boutique brewery at its best. The staff are very professional and welcoming. The food accommodates all palates from pie with mushy peas to a spaghetti with crab and chilli. Wines are reasonably priced and again staff... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went with another couple to have a few beers. We did just that and stayed for dinner as well. My wife and I both had the chicken dish (only one option) over a bed of lettuce. It was very good as was the beer. We chose the Orchard Crush as we eat and drink gluten free.... More 

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DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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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Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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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