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81 Lower Fort Street | Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9252 4553
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always visit when in town. Had a Friday night dinner in the upstairs dining room. We shared bruschetta then I had the Sicilian Prawns and my partner had the chicken Kiev. Beer and wine available by the glass were a good selection. We then...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere-wise, this is my favourite of the old Sydney pubs, with cute awkward angles within the sandstone walls and an unpretentious feel. Unfortunately, the beer and food prices are going through the roof, and they don’t even brew their own to offer something special.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We accidently found this pub,we loved the 2 guys singing on Saturday night.It's a small pub with plenty of atmosphere and great history one of the oldest pubs in NSW.In the cellar is alot of history from the 1800's.We will be back for sure to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank which_hat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We make a point of visiting this piece of living history every time we stay in Sydney. It’s like stepping back into the murky past of The Rocks. On this visit the very sociable and generous manager took us on a tour of the underground...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 October 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 31 May 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
Thank Aussie_Pearl
Reviewed 28 April 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 15 April 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 12 April 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 5 April 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
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