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Address: 81 Lower Fort Street | Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9252 4553
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Very friendly and welcoming pub just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay. Pub food and a great range of ales, not just fizzy lagers

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming pub just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay. Pub food and a great range of ales, not just fizzy lagers

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Bicester, Oxfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the oldest pubs in Sydney I believe. Definitely worth a visit if only for a drink. We had dinner there. Traditional pub food, limited choice for vegetarians & anyone with specific dietary needs. We had steaks and they were good, not great, with a reasonable bottle of wine. Open fire in the dining area made it cost &... More 

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Sydney
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

What a shame this fabulous old pub is spoiled by rip off prices. After buying beers in other pubs at the Rocks for $6 schooner, at the Hero it was close to $9. And to really rub it in they wanted a $5 surcharge to use my Amex card!! Usual surcharge is about 2% (there shouldn't be any at all!... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Great place ... Fun authentic atmosphere!! Beer and service were very good!! Gorgeous walk to get there!! Definitely recommend!!😊

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Panania, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great little place with a historic vibe backed up with excellent customer service. Music with a live band roped the night off, I will definitely go again!

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Thank MarkDNN
Sydney, Australia
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Booked this pub for the team Christmas lunch and was surprised how easy it was to get a table (16/12/2015). There is a very good food selection including a tapas menu and all the other pub favourites. Great selection of beers as well. It is a bit pricey - $19 for a steak sandwich but this is the 'Rocks' after... More 

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Thank TheEddies5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were wandering The Rocks on a Sunday afternoon, and just as it started to rain, a man and woman walking by said "If you are looking for a pub, this is a great one!" So we took their advice and were very glad we did! Atmosphere was friendly and historic, and we really enjoyed the music... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Dropped in here for a beer. Too expensive, the keg needed changing and the girl who pulled the beer did a bad job of doing it, needs to learn how to properly. Over the top, don't waste your time going here.

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Sydney
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Called into the Hero for a beer and wine after walking around Barangaroo. Wine at $8.50 a glass. That's ok. Schooner $8.50 !! Bit rich Pay by card - $2 surcharge !!!! Well over 10%. That's bullsh.t. No wonder it was quiet in there. All the others in the area were packed with customers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

If you like your pubs with some really cool history then you are going to have to check this place out. First of all it pretty much looks the same as it did back in the 1800s when it was built. The old sandstone walls are nothing short of awesome. Also they have this cellar where drunken patrons used to... More 

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