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?
- Annandale Hotel, Annandale
- North Annandale Hotel, Annandale
- Unity Hall Hotel, Balmain
- The Balmain Hotel, Balmain
- Dick’s Hotel, Balmain
- Cat & Fiddle Hotel, Balmain
- Town Hall Hotel, Balmain (currently closed)
- Cricketers Arms Hotel, Balmain
- East Village Hotel, Balmain East
- The Milestone Hotel, Leichhardt
- Vic on the Park Hotel, Marrickville
- The Royal Exchange Hotel, Marrickville
- Websters Bar, Newtown
- Kelly’s on King, Newtown
- Sandringham Hotel (former), Newtown (closed)
- Carlisle Castle Hotel, Newtown
- Livingstone Hotel, Petersham
- Bridge Hotel, Rozelle
- The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle
- Weeds Hotel, Rozelle (now Totti’s Rozelle)
- Sackville Hotel, Rozelle
- Garry Owen Hotel, Rozelle
- Native Rose Hotel, Rozelle
- Lewisham Hotel, Lewisham
- Warren View Hotel, Enmore
- Duke of Enmore Hotel, Enmore
- Queens Hotel, Enmore
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