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Historical pub in the Rocks

A very substantial building and contender for the oldest pub in Sydney. A good friendly atmosphere... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
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A bit of history with a twist

Came across this pub/hotel though the free evening walking tour and to be known as a contender with... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
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81 Lower Fort Street | Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9252 4553
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

A very substantial building and contender for the oldest pub in Sydney. A good friendly atmosphere and obviously steeped in history. Good range of beers and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DennisWK
Reviewed May 31, 2018

This great little pub is so wonderfully iconic and a must for anyone visiting The Rocks precinct. We were lucky enough to stay at a divine AirBNB about 20 seconds away during our recent trip to Sydney so this place was more or less our...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Came across this pub/hotel though the free evening walking tour and to be known as a contender with being the oldest pub in Sydney. The food is tasty and filling and reasonably priced for the serving. The home brew beer is a must have. Overall...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Do yourself a favor, walk the whole two blocks out of the way and make your way to the Waterloo, you have space to drink and sit even on Saturday night. Live music was a nice added touch. We enjoyed it so much we came...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank matthewelchase
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a catch up with friends visiting from Qld and wanted to show them something of The Rocks area and its history. We visited this historic landmark on a Tuesday night and dined in the upstairs dining room - it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nanamaree
Reviewed April 5, 2018

We visited this pub/ restaurant after completing the Bridgeclimb nearby. It was recommended to us by one of the guides who shared the rich history of this establishment. We were fortunate to show up on an unbusy lunch hour where we received excellent service (...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 2011lovinitsteph
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Nice place, oldish looking pub, so appears welcoming and it was! Nice choice of beers and a very friendly Irish Barman whose company and conversation we enjoyed, do pop in as you will not regret it!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Simon M
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Went with an old friend to have a meal and listen to music. The steak was very well priced, quickly prepared, served with a smile and frankly, both of us couldn't think of any negative comment to make. So I won't. It was perfect. We...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TerryAustralia2015
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Ok it’s got history, with the drunk sailors being pressed into service and the cells downstairs, etc, but......as far as the present is concerned i think they have a quite a bit to work on as far as the food is goes. We had the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank PJay2412
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

We went for drinks and dinner -The pub is very old fashion decor . The food was good -the pub is the oldest one in Sydney and has a lot of history. Must visit when in Sydney

Date of experience: February 2018
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