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Friend in Hand Pub

Closed 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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Quirky inner city pub

Laid back little gem located in the back streets of Glebe. Reminded me of a country pub. Basic pub... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2019
Lesley W
Sydney, Australia
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
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58 Cowper St | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
+61 2 9660 2326
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

Laid back little gem located in the back streets of Glebe. Reminded me of a country pub. Basic pub grub in the dining room - the falafel / haloumi salad looked fantastic. Highlight is George the cockatoo, who was sitting on top of one of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lesley W
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
Thank spooningaust
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
Thank Alberto Z
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
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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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