The Old Pub in The Rocks, Sydney

Which Pub is this below?

I don’t really mean for this to be a photo mystery… but it kind of is, because I forgot the name of the place! I know there are lots of heavy-drinkin’ Aussies that visit the site here, so I figure one of you will and can comment in a passing moment of sobriety.

Daily Photo – The Old Pub in The Rocks, Sydney

What a cool place! I was in Sydney on a secret mission with a friend (to be revealed later), and it was important that we visit as many pubs as possible in the oldest part of Sydney. I think this was one of our favorites.

Inside, there was a warm, old feeling that only comes from old buildings. This feeling is always missing from new buildings that are made to look old. Maybe it’s just in my head, or maybe something else is going on beyond my ken.

The Old Pub in The Rocks, Sydney

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  • Date Taken2018-01-05 11:23:11
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  • Casper van Zyl

    Love the stone walls and timber ceiling, looks more like a dungeon than a bar. Cool

  • Jürgen
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  • Walter Rich

    Is it the Lord Nelson Hotel? I have been there several times, but it has been about 10 years since my last visit.

  • susan ratcliff

    Awesome shot – are those old school desks??

  • Casper van Zyl

    Hi Susan, looks like the old church benches, have a good weekend.

  • Michael Akayan

    Secret mission. Hope it’s a workshop in Sydney !!!

  • Russ Considine

    Cool shot Trey – looks like a Hemingway hangout! Russ

  • Wow, looks like a fun place to visit!!! Thanks for sharing this great photo, have a wonderful Saturday!!

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • I know the feeling. Some pubs have it, some don’t! Great shot!

  • Roger Marble

    Hey Trey, are you back to shooting with your D3S?

  • James

    It’s actually the Hero of Waterloo – corner of Windmill St and Lower Fort St.

    The Lord Nelson is nearby; I prefer that as a pub as they brew a number of excellent beers in-house.

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