No trip to Sydney is ever complete without a visit to the The Lord Nelson pub. It’s not exactly hidden but it’s not a pub you’re likely to stumble across unless your looking for it. A beautiful sandstone building located in Kent St, The Rocks, The Lord Nelson is Sydney’s oldest continually licensed pub and home to Australia’s oldest pub brewery. When I lived in Sydney, The Nelson was one of the first places I took visitors, neatly forgetting that most of them were quite used to drinking English-style brews served in pint glasses …… in an old pub. For me, the novelty never wore off. The beer was too good.
Weighing in at a hefty 6.1%, Old Admiral is not a great beer to start an evening on …… but it certainly makes for a damn good finish. An impenetrable reddish black in colour, it has a rich caramel aroma. Like any old sea dog worth it’s salt, it’s bark is as good as it’s bite with deep, rich winter flavours and hints of burnt treacle. I might be being a bit one-eyed about this but theres no ‘arm in stating that, like the Old Admiral himself, this one serves respect and ‘admiration’
Goes down a treat with Monday night’s $8.00 pie, mash and peas and a walk round the harbour to check out the Vivid Festival
Obvious, I know, but here’s The Special AKA with ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ …………………