opposite corner in a two - storey colonial home he built in 1836 using sandstone blocks quarried from the area at the base of Observatory Hill. From my experience, any historic Australian pub with more than a century and a half of yarns to share is well worth a visit. With the continuous growth of infrastructure, visiting an alluring old-fashioned pub holds a dear place in the hearts of Australians. Furthermore, the less modernised the interior of the pub, the more authentic the old Australian pub experience feels.So as not to fire up a passionate historic publican or two, we kept the criteria for this article simple.

The Hope and Anchor is the oldest continually licensed pub in Australia, opening its doors on July 25, 1807 under the name of the Whale Fishery

There are others that claim the title of Australia’s oldest, but the Bush Inn, at New Norfolk, is regarded officially as the … It is also  a destination for passionate paranormal chasers!Read this fascinating article about Bush Inn’s ghost – The Brunswick Hotel started out with a shady past – built by convicts and originally operating as an illegal grog shop. The pub has a long history of being a gathering place after each Anzac Day march. Australia is filled with a plethora of institutions that are seeping with rich history. In 1838 Phillips sold to a plasterer, William Wells, who lived on theIn 1841 he sold The Quarrymans Arms and on 1st May 1841 he obtained a liquor licence for his home, which he had been slowly converting to a Hotel since March 1840.

Notably, each of these pubs still hold current liquor licenses today.

It looks like a fabulous spot!SO right, Julie! Looking at the Survey Inn’s website, it was established in c.1834 – a little later than some of the pubs mentioned in the article.

AS soon as you set your eyes on Tasmania’s Bush Inn you can plainly see it’s a special pub.

Sydney’s Oldest Pub The Fortune of War was originally built in 1828 by former convict Samuel Terry who later became known as the “Botany Bay Rothschild” due to his astute business dealings. Just to be there takes you back in time.

That’s why we’ve intentionally said ‘seven of the oldest’ not ‘the oldest seven’. The building itself has had a chequered history having been demolished and rebuilt a few times. Lots of history here too.A lovely spot, close to the city but not lost in the mix. The pub was renamed the Britannia, the Homebush Inn, Abrahams Family Inn and Jockey Club Hotel, then survived a series of rebuilds to emerge as the modern Horse & Jockey Hotel, a local favourite featuring a sunny beer garden and family-friendly bistro.The oldest pub on the Australian mainland is perched on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, a storied sandstone structure in Windsor, west of Sydney city. Cheers! The Bush Inn today. The beautiful old two storey colonial hotel was built by Richard Fitzgerald under the direction of Governor Macquarie. The Australian pub is a direct descendant of the British and Irish pub. Thank you.Hello Lynton.

Home to the Macquarie Arms Hotel in Windsor the region is one of the oldest colonial settlements in Australia. Zoom in to see updated info. Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

According to the pub’s website a past resident, seven year old Mary is said to haunt the hotel.The Bush Inn New Norfolk Tasmania 1928 | John Henry Harvey 1855-1938, photographer/slv.vic.gov.auCURRENT ADDRESS: 49-51 Montagu Street, New Norfolk, TAS.The English pub inspired Bush Inn in New Norfolk Tasmania may indeed have claim to being our nation’s oldest pub. Very depressing.Would have thought The Hero of Waterloo in the Rocks should have made it . Thank you.Seven of the oldest Australian pubs still pulling beers today –I don’t recognize who you might be however definitely

Hope & Anchor Tavern: Oldest Pub in Australia - See 512 traveler reviews, 220 candid photos, and great deals for Hobart, Australia, at Tripadvisor. By Mick Roberts. As you rightly state, there is so much contention around which hotels claim to be the oldest in Australia (as in England). The Australian pub is a direct descendant of the British and Irish pub. Licence Number: 103573 The food was great as well, but I reckon since it's a locals joint it has to be. I think we’ll publish another article soon where the criteria is a little more open, and feature great pubs like The Settlers Arms St Albans. It's nice to see a bit of history in an otherwise brand new country.

It has been continuously licensed on the same site (since 1825) and in the same building. The Lord is recognised around the world for … Licensed since 1831 and operating as a licensed pub ever since, Brunswick Hotel Hobart claims the second oldest continually licensed pub in Australia position.CURRENT ADDRESS: 137 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.The Rocks in Sydney boasts more than 100 heritage sites and buildings. Samuel Terry arrived in Australia in 1800 after being convicted of the theft of 400 stockings and sentenced to transportation for seven years.

That means that it wasn’t long before the rum smuggling trade in colonial Australia was bustling.

The hotel has been graced with a number of names before settling into the Horse and Jockey Club Hotel in the 1840s.

Colonial-style Queensland Pub. In fact, it holds an important place in Australian history as the nation’s oldest continuously licensed pub. He called the hotel The Lord Nelson. Food was good pub grub with some thought put into it, I should go here more often. “There will never be a definite answer about Sydney’s ‘oldest pub’ as colonial town was brimming with sly grog-shops and hotels from 1800 onwards“ Another of Sydney’s sandstone beauties is the Hero of Waterloo (est.c1845).

Pub, Pub Grub , $$ $. Most of all, we wanted to bring you a decent sample of what we know to be a long list of historic Australian pubs that you can still plan to visit and enjoy a drink in today.What the oldest Australian pubs in the list below share is that they were all originally established as pubs with liquor licenses. Bush Inn.