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Friend in Hand Pub

58 Cowper St | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
+61 2 9660 2326
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A special place in Aussie history

This is a quintessential Aussie pub that many many famous and infamous people have frequented. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emjmeakin
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Wollongong, Australia
via mobile
Awesome

This place was great- excellent service, great (fresh and hearty food) really authentic pub feel... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Gabrielle H
via mobile
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“crab racing” (3 reviews)
“memorabilia” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:00
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58 Cowper St | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
Glebe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quintessential Aussie pub that many many famous and infamous people have frequented. It is a family business that is welcoming and warm with great burgers and chips for the hungry and walls decked with memorabilia and photos of the past . It's...More

Thank Emjmeakin
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This place was great- excellent service, great (fresh and hearty food) really authentic pub feel. Heaps of character, really clean environment. They chucked the game on the tv for us. Really happy with the spread- had a Parma, onion rings, enchiladas and tater tots. They've...More

Thank Gabrielle H
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled a cross this pub hidden away just like a hidden treasure. Wednesday night is exceptional with the crab racing. However we went on a Sunday lunch and a perfect place to relax eat simple pub food and a couple of drinks

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We held our son's 21st here in the upstairs function room.It was a great night, helped along by extremely helpful and friendly staff, an interesting room with lots of character and a professional but relaxed style of management. The food was plentiful and great from...More

Thank Cathy142
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Unusual pub with lots of nicknacks to look at. There was even a cockatoo called George who is alive and flies about the pub! Staff were friendly enough. Worth a look in if you're in the area.

Thank Weesarah1980
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was very disappointed to visit this once amazing pub to find that the staff are now rude and unfriendly. I first came across this pub when I came close to buying a terrace next to the pub, back in 2003. I ended up buying...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Not anything like previous kitchen owners sorry ... Been coming here for years to our Monthly Guzzi meetings.. Dinner was always exceptional..

Thank mcdermott93
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Walking into this pub is like walking into a memorabilia shop that serves drinks and food. On display, everywhere, are signed photographs, signs, car number plates, currency notes from around the world and many more collectible objects. A live parrot "stands guard" and haves a...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Words can't describe- do not come to Sydney without visiting this bar! Obscure fun guaranteed! Live music on Sunday's is great and meet raffle with a twist. Mick the owner is a bit of a comedian in his own right, what a laugh!

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Glebe is my favourite suburb in Sydney and I have always loved this pub. The Friend in Hand differs from a lot of local pubs in that it hasn't changed to attract the hipster crowd but has maintained its fun and friendly vibe. I recently...More

Thank thebigdaz
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Glebe
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a
deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It
originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do,
but has transformed into a student-centric melting
pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as
standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or
as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and
Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the
...More
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