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Friend in Hand Pub

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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On way to greyhounds

Amazing experience. Best customer service I’ve had in a long time. Great atmosphere. Definitely... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
via mobile
Fun afternoon we won’t forget

We found this pub while out walking after a shopping trip in the area and as soon as we walked in... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2017
Avis C
Comrie, United Kingdom
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58 Cowper St | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
+61 2 9660 2326
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience. Best customer service I’ve had in a long time. Great atmosphere. Definitely highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nadsaym
Reviewed December 2, 2017

We found this pub while out walking after a shopping trip in the area and as soon as we walked in we were welcomed by the owner who had a cockatoo on his arm. He suggested our friend held the bird and that we all...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Jake at the Friend is much more than a burger joint in Jake Chalmers​ and much more than a pub in The Friend In Hand Hotel Glebe​. It is a nostalgic trip to a retro pub museum ran by a cockatoo serving some of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

6 of us went here for a casual Birthday Lunch and drinks! Great food, great atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks. Well worth a visit!!!! Will definitely return!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank christinelP60EJ
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite pub in Glebe! I am a local and don't get there often as I have young kids but when I do the staff are awesome, they embrace the raffles and meat trays on a Sunday, the resident Cockatoo is friendly but...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 619PapaDuck
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Famous for his crazy night of the crab race that is a must do around glebe . totally worth a visit , really local pub in the big town .

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a quintessential Aussie pub that many many famous and infamous people have frequented. It is a family business that is welcoming and warm with great burgers and chips for the hungry and walls decked with memorabilia and photos of the past . It's...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Emjmeakin
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

This place was great- excellent service, great (fresh and hearty food) really authentic pub feel. Heaps of character, really clean environment. They chucked the game on the tv for us. Really happy with the spread- had a Parma, onion rings, enchiladas and tater tots. They've...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Gabrielle H
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled a cross this pub hidden away just like a hidden treasure. Wednesday night is exceptional with the crab racing. However we went on a Sunday lunch and a perfect place to relax eat simple pub food and a couple of drinks

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Anthony G
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We held our son's 21st here in the upstairs function room.It was a great night, helped along by extremely helpful and friendly staff, an interesting room with lots of character and a professional but relaxed style of management. The food was plentiful and great from...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Cathy142
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An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a
deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It
originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do,
but has transformed into a student-centric melting
pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as
standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or
as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and
Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the
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