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Old Ted: The ghost of Bulli pub

By MICK ROBERTS © MISSING trays of glassware and boxes of spirits, mysteriously turning-up later, cutlery re-arranged in the dining room, locked doors found wide open, eerie taps on the shoulder, and weird sounds throughout the middle of the night,… Read More ›

Bellambi’s ‘other hotel’ was a harbourside pub frequented by hard-drinking waterside workers and sailors

By MICK ROBERTS © WHILE many who call Bellambi home know of their historic watering hole by the railway station, some may be surprised to learn of their first pub, down by the sea. Today’s Bellambi Hotel – opened in… Read More ›

Hidden behind a modern facade is one of Sydney’s oldest pubs: The Stonemasons’ Arms/Victoria Inn, Ultimo – 1834-1867

By MICK ROBERTS © RUBBING my hands over the damp, cold sandstone walls of what could be Sydney’s oldest pub cellar, I knew there was a story to be told. A brief tour around what remains of Edward Turner’s 1834… Read More ›

Way before Sydney’s Hilton Hotel offered beds to travellers, there was the notorious Bull’s Head Inn

By MICK ROBERTS © SPEAKING at the officially opening of the Sydney Royal Arcade in 1882, a council alderman described the Bull’s Head Inn and surrounding shops as “massed filthy dens and cesspits”, and their demolition to make way for… Read More ›

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