On 12th August 1824, The Sydney Gazette announced that the Australian Heritage Hotel was officially opened for business on George Street. When the plague hit Sydney in 1900, many buildings were pulled down to prevent further outbreaks, including the Australian Hotel. The license was then transferred to a new building located on the Archaeological site nearby at 116 Cumberland Street.
100 years on, the Australian Heritage Hotel remains one of the most intact pubs in Sydney & a favourite watering hole for locals.The building is a unique, attractive and well preserved example of Edwardian style architecture with quality and taste present throughout the hotel, from the tiling through to the tap faucets. The Australian Heritage Hotel still has many of its pre-existing features, such as the metal awnings, etched signage and saloon style bar doors.
We pride ourselves on an all Australian beer and wine selection and great food, including our famous pizzas featuring kangaroo, emu, crocodile and many more delicious flavours.
We have 25 rotating Australian Beers on tap as well as more than 100 different Australian craft beer varieties in bottle.
We are very proud to support the Australian craft beer industry by only having Australian Beers in stock. Our ‘beer of the month’ also provides additional exposure for 12 hand chosen beers each year.
Fancy a complete taste around Australia? Our Aussie Beer Passport challenges you to taste your way through our complete craft beer selection. Tick your beers off as you go and discover your favourite styles and flavours!
What people are saying about the Australian
We walked past this pub on the way to our room and liked the atmosphere so went back for dinner. Lots of unusual pizza toppings-we got the crispy bacon-and great beers on tap. We went on a Friday night which was packed but we found a small table and people watched. What a blast.
Brilliant selection of pizzas. Very tasty and quick. Beers were cold, what more could you expect! Great atmosphere throughout the pub and footpath. Great for a meal.