Lord Nelson Brewery


image image‘The Lord’ as it’s more commonly known is an institution to us and we can’t believe it’s taken us this long to do a review of it. We’ve had numerous visits to this iconic brewery bar, usually either on rugby nights or a stop off on a bar crawl through The Rocks. The Lord is officially Sydney’s oldest brew pub, laying down it’s roots in 1841, which for a young country like ours, is pretty amazing. Considering how old it is, the decor of the place definitely takes on a very British pub-style atmosphere with dark coloured timber floors and bar. A big roaring fire is always cracking away in the winter months with old artworks such as the portrait of Sir Horatio Nelson himself that decorate the walls of this historic pub. There are always 6 of their own beers on tap along with other popular European lagers and pilsners. The 6 that were on this time around were the Porter, Dark ale (our favourite), Bitter, Pale Ale (our 2nd favourite), English-style Pale Ale and their Summer Ale. The pub grub is also very traditional but with a modern Australian twist. They offer traditional dishes like the ploughmans board and black pudding but also have pub greats like burgers, seafood and steaks, so there’s something to suit every palate. We absolutely love this place and if you’re ever heading down to old Sydney town be sure to pop in, grab a pint and a feed and get a genuine feel of what it would have been like drinking in a pub 180 years ago. You won’t be disappointed.