George IV Inn

Hero of Waterloo

The Brewery

Newtown Odyssey

Lithgow's Past

Pacific Hotel

NSW Pubs

George IV Inn - Picton

Lithgow's Grand Central

Centennial Hotel

Palm Court Hotel

Bulli Family Hotel

The Scarborough Hotel

Tarana and Alexander Hotels

Tattersall's Hotel

Cabbage Tree Hotel


Pacific Hotel

The Brewery, Newcastle

Great Northern, Newcastle

George IV Inn - Picton sent a three man expedition to the small town of Picton to see who had managed to hide these beers from us for so long. The 100km drive from Sydney was uneventful, with the exception of the wombat on the side of the road. A big bugger. Friendly looking. But unfortunately very dead. 

Newtown Oddessy

Have you ever had a beer in a pub at 7.30 in the morning with people who want to kill you? Do you know how it feels? Well, we do, all in the name of exploring one of Sydney's most exciting suburbs: Newtown, in Sydney's inner west.  

NSW Quotes

"The finest harbour in the world, in which a thousand sail of the line may ride in the most perfect security" 

Arthur Phillip

First Governor of NSW, 1787


Newtown Odyssey


Courthouse Hotel

Town Hall Hotel

Oxford Tavern

The Bank

Rest of King

Hero of Waterloo 

There is of course much debate as to which is the oldest Sydney pub (we intend to look into that issue at a later date), but in our view the most genuine pub in the rocks is unquestionably the Hero of Waterloo. 

The Brewery, Newcastle

Want to drink boutique beers by the sea? Well, so do the residents of Newcastle, New South Wales. And, of course. 

Lawson Reborn

Some say that bush poetry died in the 1890s with the Australian gods Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson - well those people obviously haven't read the works of Angus "Schooner" Foley, one of's guest reviewers who takes a look at the North Shore's Willoughby.

Take a break from drinking like the author of this article did - Read why and how in his book Between Drinks: Escape the Routine, Take Control and Join the Clear Thinkers