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Address: 81 Lower Fort Street | Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 9252 4553

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Hidden Gem

Very friendly and welcoming pub just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay. Pub food and a great range of ales, not just fizzy lagers

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Awesome historic Hotel that has been allowed to retain all its character, immaculately run with great staff, serving up an array of craft beers as well as great pint of Guinness and of course excellent pub grub. It is loved by locals and visitors alike and is one of Sydneys hidden gems.

Thank Garry Alan H
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This what the Poms did at Waterloo. The Hero must be one of my favourite bars in Sydney and has a distinct old world charm founded by the legendary Ivan Nelson and continued by his wife, Kazuko. Lots of interesting beer and better still live music on Fri/Sat/Sun - check the website for details. The Jazz sessions are must and... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Super cool and historic location for a quick pint or two on a Thursday evening. Carries most (maybe all?) James Squire beers and cider on tap. Yum!

Thank abeiting
Buccinasco, Italy
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch there in the warm afternoon of a sunny winter day, the pub was quiet and cosy. The food was good and the barman was nice. He gave me good advice to choose my beer. We liked the historic atmosphere.

Thank Jean-Philippe J
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming pub just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay. Pub food and a great range of ales, not just fizzy lagers

Thank boodadley
Bicester, Oxfordshire
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183 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

One of the oldest pubs in Sydney I believe. Definitely worth a visit if only for a drink. We had dinner there. Traditional pub food, limited choice for vegetarians & anyone with specific dietary needs. We had steaks and they were good, not great, with a reasonable bottle of wine. Open fire in the dining area made it cost &... More 

Thank gobigsal
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100 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

What a shame this fabulous old pub is spoiled by rip off prices. After buying beers in other pubs at the Rocks for $6 schooner, at the Hero it was close to $9. And to really rub it in they wanted a $5 surcharge to use my Amex card!! Usual surcharge is about 2% (there shouldn't be any at all!... More 

Thank SydneyGazza
Bettendorf, Iowa
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Great place ... Fun authentic atmosphere!! Beer and service were very good!! Gorgeous walk to get there!! Definitely recommend!!😊

Thank lynnraz
Panania, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Great little place with a historic vibe backed up with excellent customer service. Music with a live band roped the night off, I will definitely go again!

Thank MarkDNN
Sydney, Australia
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210 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Booked this pub for the team Christmas lunch and was surprised how easy it was to get a table (16/12/2015). There is a very good food selection including a tapas menu and all the other pub favourites. Great selection of beers as well. It is a bit pricey - $19 for a steak sandwich but this is the 'Rocks' after... More 

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