This hotel has recently undergone a $5m restoration after being closed for about 7 years. The original pub was build at the site in 1880, but the current building was built and opened in 1915. It was popular with wharf workers of the nearby docks as well as locals to the Millers Point area. It is also said to have been the last stop for many diggers heading down to the docks to board ships headed to the great wars.
The building itself was designed in “Federation Free Style” and has a cellar, a ground floor bar and an additional 3 levels above. When it was built in 1915 it was the highest building in Sydney. It was sold earlier this year for a reported $17.7m and has great 360 degree views of Sydney Harbour.
Other literature mentions that in the 1950s and 60s you could buy all sorts of items at the pub, from shotguns to diamond rings. It was said to have “more sales than Gowings”.
A great redeveloped pub and well worth a visit after strolling around the new headland at Barangaroo.
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