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The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

Cnr Kent and Argyle Sts. The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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Sydneys Oldest Continually Licensed Hotel and Microbrewery. Brewers of fine natural ales, purveyors of delicious pub and restaurant fare and boutique accommodation. Established 1841.
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Cnr Kent and Argyle Sts. The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
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Markus C wrote a review 12 Feb
Cairns Region, Australia52 contributions16 helpful votes
The staff and food were great. The accommodation was very poor. There was a lot of things in the room broken. For the money you spend it is not worth it. The accommodation is more like a backpackers. I would not recommend this hotel. The rooms in the photos are not what you are paying for. I could not fault the food and staff.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: The bar and restaurant do get busy but worth the visit.
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James Black wrote a review Dec 2023
Eastbourne, United Kingdom494 contributions253 helpful votes
It's a heritage pub named after an English legend. It has all original features. It's in The Rocks, Sydney. It serves its own, decent ale and beer. The staff are great. The food's cracking and wholesome. What more do you want FFS?
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dale A wrote a review Nov 2023
South Wales, United Kingdom177 contributions71 helpful votes
We ate here last night and it's a great little Bar/Pub. Very friendly place and the staff were nice. Good selection of beers, Great food and not too expensive. The Deco inside felt like a pub. Great Location just around the corner from the Bridge. (the street at night is full of fruit bats, very cool to see if you love your nature and animals.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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OnAir149021 wrote a review July 2023
Market Rasen, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
Travelled 2800km across Australia during our 3 week visit. Best pub we came across. Great beers, great staff, historic building and lovely landlord. Thankyou. Brilliant end to our Aussie adventure. If your in Sydney, give it a try, you won’t regret it
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RuthieA380 wrote a review June 2023
Stone, United Kingdom4 contributions6 helpful votes
Terrible experience with poor customer service. Arrived at The Lord Nelson after a recommendation from a friend. Our dinning reservation had been transferred to a bar reservation without advising us. If we had wanted bar food, we would have booked a table in the bar. Having drinks at the bar when the manager knocked over a large picture frame on the bar which smashed my wine glass showering me and my partner with wine and glass. My clothes were drenched and sticky from the wine. Instead of apologising the Manager, Celine, barked at me asking what I had been drinking. I continued to look shocked and was shown no genuine concern. My partner pointed out that an apology was required and when this was not forthcoming he asked for another beer by way of compensation in lieu of dry cleaning that would be required. The manager Celine then accused him of being aggressive. It was clear there was a fear factor of the manager and other staff. This is not the customer service we would expect from anyone let alone the Manager.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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James C wrote a review May 2023
Toronto, Canada203 contributions67 helpful votes
Super dining room upstairs, well worth going to LNB. Delicious meal - seafood spaghetti was amazing. Good wine list and of course their own brew which is honestly very good. We went early and the dining room filled very quickly. Because it is stonework and brick it could be noisy but the tables have sufficicnet space between so it was comfortable. We will return and whether we sit upstairs or in the bar/dining area, I know we will enjoy it.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Journeyseverywhere wrote a review Apr 2023
Winnipeg, Canada9 contributions2 helpful votes
Although this hotel was conveniently located near the Rocks and Circular Quay, it seems to be mainly a pub and restaurant venue which also hosts private functions. Our room (202) was located directly above the restaurant and the pub outdoor seating. It was extremely noisy both Saturday and Sunday nights till about 11:00PM, with noise continuing after those hours on the street nearby. Our room also seemed to get smoke from the outdoor seating. Management did not reply to messages about the noise, and we were not offered an alternate room. While the bar staff were sympathetic, they were not able to offer any solution. Guest accommodation seems to be an afterthought here with no consideration given to hotel guests who are there mainly to sleep. Despite the convenient location, we would recommend finding other - quieter - accommodation in this neighbourhood.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not book a room in this hotel if you want a good night’s sleep.
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FamilyGuyLA wrote a review Apr 2023
Los Angeles, California97 contributions147 helpful votes
Went on a whim and was glad we did. Super friendly staff and good craft beers. It's not like Portland good, but still pretty good. Stick with the light stuff. They still need work on their porters and stouts. Typical pub food, tasty, filling and fried. Can get crowded pretty much any day of the week, so go earlier rather than later, but it also empties out about 9.00pm on weekdays.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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TVDad wrote a review Mar 2023
Tampa, Florida1482 contributions372 helpful votes
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This place, located in The Rocks, is the oldest continuously operated pub in Sydney. Go there to soak up the history, but stay for the great food and drinks. We loved the hamburgers and Greek salad. So much that we ate there twice in our visit to Sydney! We even enjoyed the beer tasting and shared several flights.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No table service. You have to order at the bar. And you cannot run a tab. You pay for each round...
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Danielle P wrote a review Feb 2023
Tempe, Arizona9 contributions1 helpful vote
The Lord Nelson was an amazing place to stay in Sydney. Easy to walk to the Quay, bridge, downtown. As two women, we felt very safe walking in the neighborhood. The pub was a happening place in the evenings and the hotel room was good. Beware that there is no lift.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AU$208 - AU$252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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lord nelson brewery hotel, lord nelson brewery sydney
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel?
Nearby attractions include ATTY Gallery (0.4 km), Sydney Pub Tours (0.5 km), and Dave's Pub Walks (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fish At The Rocks, La Renaissance Patisserie (The Rocks), and The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting State Theatre (1.4 km), Anzac Memorial (2.0 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (1.7 km).