Sydney Pub Tour

Drink your way around the city's best pubs and enjoy a gourmet pizza dinner!

Sydney, Australia
3 hrs 30 min
Start time
6:00 pm
Minimum age
18 yrs
Fitness level
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What's Included

  • Rated #1 tour on TripAdvisor!
  • 3.5 hour guided walking tour of 5 heritage listed pubs!
  • Guided tour through the historic Rocks precinct, featuring hidden locations and laneways.
  • A Schooner glass of boutique/hand crafted Australian Beer, or, a glass of Australian wine, or, a soft drink, at each pub.
  • Dinner, consisting of gourmet pizzas from The Australian Hotel
  • Accurate historical commentary by a trained professional.
  • Advice and recommendations on Australian Beer and Wine.
  • Small intimate groups 
  • Photos capturing the evening, accessible for free via the Facebook page.





Come on a journey through some of the oldest and most charismatic pubs in Sydney. By way of historical content, and local folklore, the professional tour guide will not only inform, but entertain guests, as they venture deep into the heart of Australian Pub Culture, and experience, firsthand, how much these charming locations have shaped the Australian culture. 


The first stop of the tour is The Mercantile Hotel, Australia's longest running Irish pub. Here you will meet your local guide and each other, learn about the strong Irish connections in Australia's colonial history and have our first introduction to Australian beer or wine (as per your choice). The next stop is the famous Australian Heritage Hotel. With over 100 genuine Australian beers on offer, you will be spoilt for choice. This is also the scheduled dinner stop. Here they serve the famous Aussie pizzas and kangaroo and crocodile is on the menu too. 


After dinner, you will head to The Fortune of War pub, this is Sydney's Oldest Pub. This grand old pub is still the meeting point for many Aussie on ANZAC Day. Hear the importance of the ANZAC legends, and learn about the Military connections to the pub. 


The next destination is Sydney's Oldest Hotel, The Lord Nelson. Here, you will learn all about the art of brewing, and have the opportunity to sample award-winning beer from the only micro-brewery in the area. Talk with the locals, and find out how much a spot at the bar means to them. 


Your tour's final destination is The Hero of Waterloo. This charming British watering hole was purpose built to be a pub over 160 years ago. You will have the opportunity to explore the cellar (otherwise closed to the general public), and hear stories of Sydney's underworld. Stay on, kick off the heels, and dance  to a live local band.


Note: this is a 3.5-hour walking tour with an average distance between pubs of 600m (.35 miles) including staircases. Tours run in all weather conditions.


What to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes and photo I.D. (+18yrs)

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Terms & Conditions:

All participants must confirm bookings in advance. Sydney Pub Tours recommends booking early to avoid disappointment. Bookings are limited to persons over the age of 18 years. If a tour has drink inclusions, drinks are limited to one glass of beer or cider or wine or soft drink at each venue visited. Extra drinks or hard spirits or cocktails will not be supplied by Sydney Pub Tours, and must be purchased at the participants own expense.



The tour will involve entry into third party premises, and you acknowledge that you will subject to the rules and regulations of these premises upon entry. You understand that a third party (hotel staff member, security or law enforcement agency) may refuse you entry to licensed premises or refuse to serve you in licensed premises or ask you to leave the licensed premises if you display inappropriate behaviour, fail to provide proof that you are over the age of 18, or if you are intoxicated. Sydney Pub Tours accepts no responsibility for the actions of third parties in licensed premises. You acknowledge that if, on the assessment of Sydney Pub Tour operators, your conduct is offensive, disruptive, threatening or generally unacceptable, towards other participants, hotel patrons or staff, members of the public, or company staff, you will be expelled from the tour and will forfeit the Tour Fee. You acknowledge that Sydney Pub Tours will expel any participant from the tour who, on the assessment of tour operators, is under the influence of illegal drugs of any kind. Any person who is expelled from the Tour on this basis will forfeit the Tour Fee. You acknowledge that failure to leave the tour following expulsion may result in the tour operator obtaining assistance from NSW Police, hotel staff or security personnel. Sydney Pub Tours accepts no liability whatsoever for any costs incurred as a result. You acknowledge that you are bound by all Commonwealth and New South Wales laws while you are on the tour, including NSW Liquor Licensing laws.


Comfort and Safety

Your tour will mostly involve walking along public footpaths and parks in and around The Rocks in Sydney. However, it will also involve crossing busy intersections and you may be required to walk over uneven ground, up and down stairs and around other reasonable pedestrian obstacles (?the activities?). Due to the nature and extent of the activities, you warrant that: a. You are physically and mentally able to undertake the activities; b. You have no pre-existing condition that may be affected by the activities; and c. You have adequate and appropriate footwear and clothing for the activities. You understand and agree to accept full responsibility for your own safety and wellbeing during the tour. This includes paying due care and attention to traffic, pedestrians and other potential obstacles and dangers. Sydney Pub Tours accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or injury incurred as a result of participation in the tour to the extent permitted by law. In the event that any statute prevents liability being excluded or modified then this clause shall be interpreted as applying only to such liability that can be excluded or modified by agreement between the parties. Sydney Pub Tours accepts no liability for any loss or damage to your personal property while on the tour, including but not limited to valuables, personal belongings, photographic equipment or clothing.



You agree to indemnify Sydney Pub Tours from and against any claim by a third party for loss or damage (and the legal costs incurred in defending the same) arising out of your conduct while participating in the Tour, or due to any breach of these Terms and Conditions. Any loss or damage to third party property is solely your responsibility

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations will result in the following:

More than 2 days notice: Full Refund of the Tour Fee

Less than 2 days notice, but more than 24 hours notice: 50% Refund of the Tour Fee

Less than 24 hours notice: No Refund No refunds are payable to persons booking with a gift voucher.


Tours will run in all weather conditions, except for extreme or dangerous conditions. Where a tour is unable to run, Sydney Pub Tours will notify you as soon as reasonably practicable and other arrangements will be made to the satisfaction of both parties.



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Mercantile Hotel, 25 George St, The Rocks, 2000


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