The Hero of Waterloo

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81 Lower Fort Street, Sydney, Australia - (02) 9252 4553

The Hero of Waterloo Sydney Reviews

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Gorey History Jan 27, 2013
The Hero of Waterloo pub was built in 1843 which is quite old by Australian standards, and quite old by pub standards anywhere in the world! It was built George Paton, a stonemason. It was a famous drinking haunt for the colonial troops. The stories go that the pub used to lure people to drink there by giving out free alcohol and when the poor unfortunates woke up in the morning with a bad headache they'd find themselves on board a ship as a slave. A tunnel runs under the ground of the pub linking it to the harbour. It was also used for rum smuggling. Quite a controversial history!

It's these kind of sordid tales that make any establishment a fine place to have a drink! It's old and it has maintained the inner and outer original look.

The food was expensive so we didn't get any, the drink was good though and the atmosphere was nice! Lucky we didn't find ourselves aboard a ship the following day!

Definitely worth a look.
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Paulovic says:
Are the Assie pubs comparable to the Irish pubs?
Posted on: Feb 05, 2013
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