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The Lord Nelson

Kent and Argyle Streets | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9251 4044
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Great old and new place

We first went to the bar on the ground floor, it was like walking into a 1800's bar. Old beams... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bthaynes
,
chicago
Rather disappointing

Four of us called in at lunchtime after a stroll round Barangaroo Reserve. The Brasserie was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
awpursey
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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“oldest hotel”(11 reviews)
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Kent and Argyle Streets | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We first went to the bar on the ground floor, it was like walking into a 1800's bar. Old beams, chalk board signs, then we decided to have dinner and went upstairs. Completely refurbished, very modern decor. We had very good food with great service.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us called in at lunchtime after a stroll round Barangaroo Reserve. The Brasserie was closed for refurbishment and so a limited range of bar meals were available However, the full range of beers was available so we had drinks which were OK but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there with my sister as we had decided to do our own walking tour around Sydney harbor. I mentioned to her as we passed that I had great memories of the Nelson and it;s great beer and good Ploughmans lunch. Well, after quite...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This was the best one as it is a Micro Brewery and we sampled all of the beers with a taster set of them all, great idea and popular! It is the “Oldest Hotel” in Sydney and the Bar Staff were able to tell us...More

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Friend of ours took us here for lunch well know for the pork pies was very surprised when inside just like a british pub cosy and friendly also around the back of the bar on left hand side they have there own brewing distillery which...More

Thank jxxxward
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We had a great dinner and bottle of sparkling shiraz here for a family dinner recently. The service was friendly , even though this historic pub was jam packed on a summer's Monday night. My wife loved her beef pie with all the trimmings while...More

1  Thank Perry B
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Australia Day. Humid, busy and packed. I still love the Lord Nelson. Love the beers, pork pies, structure....everything.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Known as the oldest HOTEL in Sydney, great to visit and very popular, though disappointed the upstairs restaurant was closed while we were in SYDNEY FOR CHRISTMAS , N/Year, Will visit again next time , an enjoyable walk from the main ROCKS AREA.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is Sydney's Oldest Hotel (the oldest pub is The Fortune of War) and it has plenty of character. It brews it's own beers and the 'Quayle Ale' that I had was a superb, very drinkable, Summer Ale that went down a treat on a...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Spent two consecutive nights here after dinner. Great beer. Great atmosphere. Staff quite disinterested.

Thank Oange
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Shradhadang
7 January 2017|
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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
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Northy1972
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....
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