27 Inner West pubs nominated to Council’s heritage list

The National Trust commends the Inner West Council for nominating 27 of its beloved local pubs to Council’s heritage schedule in a move that will preserve the area’s famous ‘pub culture.’

The Inner West Council has unanimously voted to nominate 27 of its most popular pubs to Council’s heritage schedule – a measure that will not only protect the physical fabric of these watering-holes, but also document the community spirit and memories associated with each of these treasured buildings.

Listings such as these ensure the longevity of the social gathering spaces and live music into the foreseeable future and the proposed pubs will join another 31 Inner West hotels that are already heritage listed.

The response for heritage protection comes after a number of pubs throughout the area have been subject to residential or commercial conversions, with the community upset at the loss of their favorite drinking establishments. Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne stated:

“Our pubs are community institutions, many of which have been serving local patrons for more than a century…It’s time for new heritage protections to make sure that our Inner West pub culture is still here for another 100 years to come”.

Many of the pubs are well known for their historical and social associations throughout the Inner West community, with the Unity Hall Hotel Balmain claiming to be the “birthplace of the Labor Party”.  Inner West Council will now start a process of consulting with the community and pub owners on the proposed listings.

The National Trust (NSW) welcomes the heritage listing and protection of these pubs, as it encourages the preservation of important social and also architectural history throughout Sydney’s inner suburbs. The National Trust has over 500 listed pubs and hotels in its own register.

Which pubs will be added to the heritage list?

  1. Annandale Hotel, Annandale
  2. North Annandale Hotel, Annandale
  3. Unity Hall Hotel, Balmain
  4. The Balmain Hotel, Balmain
  5. Dick’s Hotel, Balmain
  6. Cat & Fiddle Hotel, Balmain
  7. Town Hall Hotel, Balmain (currently closed)
  8. Cricketers Arms Hotel, Balmain
  9. East Village Hotel, Balmain East
  10. The Milestone Hotel, Leichhardt
  11. Vic on the Park Hotel, Marrickville
  12. The Royal Exchange Hotel, Marrickville
  13. Websters Bar, Newtown
  14. Kelly’s on King, Newtown
  15. Sandringham Hotel (former), Newtown (closed)
  16. Carlisle Castle Hotel, Newtown
  17. Livingstone Hotel, Petersham
  18. Bridge Hotel, Rozelle
  19. The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle
  20. Weeds Hotel, Rozelle (now Totti’s Rozelle)
  21. Sackville Hotel, Rozelle
  22. Garry Owen Hotel, Rozelle
  23. Native Rose Hotel, Rozelle
  24. Lewisham Hotel, Lewisham
  25. Warren View Hotel, Enmore
  26. Duke of Enmore Hotel, Enmore
  27. Queens Hotel, Enmore

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Charlotte Anlezark


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