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“Still a great pub experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Welcome Hotel

The Welcome Hotel
91 Evans St, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #2,430 of 5,237 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sydney
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132 reviews 132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Still a great pub experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Returned to The Welcome after a few years having heard of management changes, etc. and wondering whether the old feel and standards had been retained.
All the former glory is intact and the drinking and lunching experience is as good as ever. Good pub fare with a sound wine list at fair prices. Everything clean and tidy; food good quality and well prepared; and the service good with a friendly touch. Decor is atmospheric and fits the neighborhood. Parking at the door was a pleasure.
Would go back for a relaxing time...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Just moved to Rozelle and have tried a few local places but this is now my new local. I've eaten here 3-4 times and each time has been great. It serves a food pint of Guinness and a UK pint. The staff are really friendly and welcoming. Dodo worth a visit...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Eclectic Pub with Friendly Staff, Great Atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Have visited the welcome 3 times in the last 2 months and safe to say it will become one of our regular haunts. I can't comment on any other day besides Saturday as we head in for the band from 3 to 7pm which has been performing for over 10 years. 3 or more guys mix up the vocals so there is always something new & interesting. It's an eclectic mix of electric and acoustic guitar playing the classics (rock / folk / alternative) which results in a casual & entertaining environment until we near the 7pm mark when the whole bar up is up on their feet asking for more. The food is good for the setting, some items appear over-priced and the menu lacking in variety. Out the back the beer garden allows for relaxation whilst soaking up the sun or watching sport on the big screen. Staff are great, always wearing a smile and happy to have a laugh with the patrons. We love the traditional set-up of being able to sit at the bar. I'm sure it's quieter during the week but Saturdays are golden with a packed-bar (never wait too long to be served mind you), fun-loving patrons and of course the Band!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Maitland, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Great local pub in Balmain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

The Welcome, in my opinion, is one of the better local pubs in Sydney. The atmosphere and decor of this place reminds me of my time visiting England. The staff are friendly, efficient and accomodating when it comes to watching sport on the TV. It can be a bit hard to watch games though as it is only relatively small inside. Sunday arvo beers in the beer garden are great (if you're not next to a smoker). The food is ok too - just your regular pub grub. Overall, great place for a beer with mates.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Graz, Austria
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20 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“unpretentious pup for locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is a place for some relaxed evening drinks with friends. I would not recommend the food, there are definately better place around. Apart from that good old everyday pup (no I am not a alcoholic), without kitchy decor.

Visited July 2012
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