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The Rocks Pub Walking Tour

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Drink In History and explore Sydney's most historic settlement on The Rocks Pub Walk. This 2.5 hour small group historical walking tour visits four of Sydney's oldest pubs, stopping for a drink of craft beer, wine or cider in each. Discover the myths, meet the legends of Sydney's oldest pubs!
  • Walking tour allows travelers to explore Sydney and The Rocks like a local
  • In-depth commentary from a guide on the rich history of the neighborhood
  • Small group means an intimate atmosphere and plenty of time to ask questions
  • Drink included at each stop in four of Sydney's oldest pubs
What to Expect
This walking tour takes you to historic pubs in Sydney’s The Rocks neighborhood that you might not ordinarily find on your own. Follow a guide through the cobbled alleyways of the city’s oldest neighborhood to learn about the history of the British colony in Australia. Stop at four historic pubs, some of Sydney’s oldest, to sample a glass of beer or cider at each, giving you great ideas of where you’d like to return during the rest of your stay in Sydney.
Learn about diverse topics such as larrikin gangs, the bubonic plague outbreak, Australia’s first drink, and the origin of the six o’clock swill. Traveling with a small group of fellow drinks and history lovers allows you to enter the pubs unobtrusively and maintain an intimate atmosphere. You’re also guaranteed plenty of attention from your guide, with plenty of time to ask any questions.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an amazing time, thanks to Col (Colin). We appreciated his enthusiasm for Australian history, especially of The Rocks area and Sydney. Colin took us to 4 pubs and had amazing stories and history for each place. He made us want to learn more...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great night thanks to Dave’s Travel & Events. Gaz was a great guide and a first class beer connoisseur. Top Notch 👍🏻

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GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the pub tour with Gaz, and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this walking tour of the Rocks, and to get a bit of history of the area, all presented by our guide, Cole, in a funny and enthusiastic and engaging way. Loved it! As a Aussie I have always lacked in history of our own...More

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GazakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your pub tour with Col. We love hearing when Aussie's learn a few things on our tours about their own backyards. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 20 June 2019

Informative, fun and tasty pub tour for an international business group. Everyone enjoyed the stories, beer, food and historic information. Even the locals were surprised and went to places they have never been before. Highly recommendable. So much fun.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Gary W, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2019

Thanks for the great review. Gregg is one of the best guides in the business & he loves sharing our fascinating history over an ale or 2. It’s also great to hear when locals are treated to a few first time venues. Cheers.

Reviewed 18 June 2019

Had an absolutely fantastic time with Dave (aka Greg!) He is knowledgeable about the area, the history, and his beer. Really fun, relaxed walkabout through the Rocks and just had a fantastic time. It was the perfect way to introduce Sydney on our first day...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Gary W, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review. We love hearing when our “Dave’s” (in this case, Gregg) are doing a great job. Doing the pub tour on your first day is the perfect way to introduce yourself to Sydney. It also allows you to go back...More

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Bob Z
4 December 2018|
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Response from Gregg P | Property representative |
Hi Bob, Guests get a choice of a craft beer, wine, cider or soft drink in each of the 4 pubs we visit. Regards, Gregg
17 October 2018|
Response from Gregg P | Property representative |
Hi Scotudy, The start point, Harts Pub is 850 metres (half a mile) from the Overseas passenger Terminal and there is a little hill at the end to walk up. The last stop is usually The Lord Nelson and its about the same... More
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