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Favourite Pub for a pie and a pint

My favourite pub in Sydney, I visit without fail when I'm in town for the excellent pie and mash... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nice spot for a pint in The Rocks

In 1994, my family visited this pub. So when my wife and I returned to Sydney in February, we had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kent and Argyle Streets | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9251 4044
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My favourite pub in Sydney, I visit without fail when I'm in town for the excellent pie and mash washed down with some of the excellent ales brewed on site. The second oldest pub in town, the sandstone walls still show the chisel marks of...More

Thank canthox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 1994, my family visited this pub. So when my wife and I returned to Sydney in February, we had to come back to see if it had changed. To our delight, it looked just as we remembered. We enjoyed two excellent beers here before...More

Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After walking through the markets at the Rocks on a Saturday, it is well worth heading to the oldest pub in Sydney for a Saturday lunch. The food and atmosphere was great . We stayed on for the afternoon 'jazz' band session which was brilliant.

Thank derekav2017
Reviewed 15 August 2018

As part of my 50th Birthday mini-pub-crawl I finally patronized the famous Lord Nelson pub as was not disappointed. 3 Sheets Ale was refreshing and crisp and the food was delicious: enjoyed a Grass-Fed brisket sandwich with rosemary chips. Service was solid. I even purchased...More

Thank skwogler2
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

All it needs is a fire and black Labrador. Lovely cosy feel and fantastic craft beer on tap. Food and service excellent. If the sun is shining they have great outdoor tables.

Thank smackinlay
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Visited for a couple of beers and a bite to eat on a cold Sunday evening. The open fire is beautiful and the pub and quaint and charming. The staff are friendly and the food is simple but tasty. A charming pub with a great...More

Thank AMH-Ally
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Fantastic steak and chips once again with decent wine to compliment the meal. I personally am not a fan of ale, however it is a huge attraction that they have a selection of unique ales available which judging by the popularity of the place goes...More

Thank EGTESkyGod
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We were actually really excited to go to the Lord Nelson. Maybe we were too excited. The staff wasn't rude but certainly not friendly. And the beer was just ok. If you happen to be in the neighborhood its worth a visit. But we walked...More

Thank kierstan g
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We spent the morning doing some shopping at "The Rocks" and decided to do a little pub crawl for ourselves afterward. The Lord Nelson was on my list as places to have a beer and was not disappointed! It's a nice old rustic pub with...More

Thank JohnN59
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The perfect spot to pop in for a pint of in-house brewed beer. Sydney's oldest pub is a welcoming place to catch up with friends or just try some new beers! Staff are really nice and most importantly the beers are delicious!

Thank Jeremy M
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7 January 2017|
Response from AucklandNicolaM | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, The Lord Nelson is a pub that serves great beer and what looked like good food as well. We were not interested in clubs and nightlife, so cannot help you with that, sorry
20 July 2016|
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Response from ibaas2016 | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, it has no parking at all that we know of, there is some street parking, contact them by email to ask personally....