Australia > Sydney
Travlr (1927) Washington, Washington DC | August 18, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Taxi driver told me this was the oldest pub in Sydney. Could actually be true. Looked lived in, in a good way. Friendlyvstaff. No tasting paddles, though, which was surprising for a brewpub. Beers were mediocre at best. Didnít try the food.
nate2g (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | November 29, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful old pub located in the Rocks, the in-house beers were quite nice, visited on a Friday arvo and as expected was very busy, service was rushed but was well worth the visit to this historic pub.
Beershine (822) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 30, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
One of my favorites in town (first bring The Local) actually. The beers are English in approach, and would benefit from cask-conditioning. The Trafalgar and the Victory were quite nice. Sizing is also British: halves and pints only. Cool place.
Sokolov (677) Moscow, Russia | March 19, 2015
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Thatís a good place. Dark ones are wonderful.
If Iím not mistaken, this is Australiaís oldest brewpub.
GT2 (661) San Diego County , California | July 22, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Right on the Sydney Rocks a little bit of walk from Sydney Harbour, this pretty fun place looks like a English pub inside crossed with a German beer hall. Lots of people having fun and sort of a riot to visit for drinks at night. Sadly, they close way too early. I think something like 10pm so make sure you check the opening hours before you settle in. Tap list is pretty much all of their own beers: 8 or so on tap at any given time. Almost all are English styles plus they have a very nice Guinness clone. I know they have food, but I didnít get to try it. Definitely worth stopping in to try their beers on tap since in bottle form they donít hold up so well. The rye ale was pretty delicious but Iíd reckon they come out with some tap only stuff just about every month. Upstairs it seems you can get a hotel room, which could be really awesome. A little expensive, but so is everyplace in Sydney especially near the harbor.
gnoff (539) MŲlndal, Sweden | August 18, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited early and over lunch on July 12, 2013.
Walked their from my hostel down at Haymarket, took me about 35 minutes, was fairly easy to walk.
They had 7 beers on tap this day, not possible to get a tasting paddle or samples though, smallest serving were half pints, only other possibility were full pints. I got all seven beers as half pints, so spent a few hours here and got slight bit tipsy too.
They have free wifi, but blocks beer places, such as ratebeer.
Very cold served beers, but that is the standard in Oz it seems. Porter was out this day, replaces with a seasonal stout.
Very calm around 11 am when I arrived, got very busy from noon and on though.
I ate the fish and chips, about as good as they come, standard I mean. Nice surroundings.
Friendly fast service, no problem getting a tab and paying with your card in the end.
Feels like an English pub with many locals and a few tourists.
A bit older gentleman plus a few young pretty girls working the bar.
I can see myself returning, nice area around it too.
JoeMcPhee (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | March 16, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice clean English-style pub in a very accessible part of town. The house brews are solidly done if not fantastic and there are a few bottles of (mostly) Aussie macros. Staff was friendly and reasonably knowledgable of the beer, but when closing time comes, they donít screw around. Iíve never seen a place get cleared out so fast when it hit 11:00. The door was locked and we were back on the street by 11:02.
jrallen34 (482) Chicago, Illinois | April 20, 2013
36 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 7/20
English style pub and ales, really tough to get a spot at 2pm. The food didnít look to appetizing. The beers were very meh besides the Three Sheets, the porter was out. Bar tenders didnít know jack about beer. Not a spot Iíd come back to with Hart so close.
Sledutah (469) Utah | August 23, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Ended up here on Friday night, this place was pack. Nice old building. The beer was decent. Didnít try the food, there is a small eating area facing the brewery.
BlackHaddock (434) , England | March 29, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
I had two weeks in Sydney during 2006, mostly trying beers and different bars.
This was my favourite drinking establishment. Open plan, plenty of serving area around the large bar and a good choice (mainly British style beers) on tap.
It is located a short walk from the louder, youngster style bars of íThe Rocksí and well worth finding.
I liked the list of names on the wall. Every person who arrived on the very first flotilla bringing convicts to Oz are on the lists. The lists are by ship, it just sends you back to the birth of a nation, it made me think a bit.
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