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Friend in Hand Pub

58 Cowper St | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
+61 2 9660 2326
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Fun afternoon we won’t forget

We found this pub while out walking after a shopping trip in the area and as soon as we walked in... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Avis C
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Comrie, United Kingdom
A pub run by a cockatoo serving epic burgers - perfect

Jake at the Friend is much more than a burger joint in Jake Chalmers​ and much more than a pub in... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Jason K
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Brookvale, Australia
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58 Cowper St | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We found this pub while out walking after a shopping trip in the area and as soon as we walked in we were welcomed by the owner who had a cockatoo on his arm. He suggested our friend held the bird and that we all...More

Thank Avis C
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Jake at the Friend is much more than a burger joint in Jake Chalmers​ and much more than a pub in The Friend In Hand Hotel Glebe​. It is a nostalgic trip to a retro pub museum ran by a cockatoo serving some of the...More

Thank Jason K
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

6 of us went here for a casual Birthday Lunch and drinks! Great food, great atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks. Well worth a visit!!!! Will definitely return!

Thank Christine L
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite pub in Glebe! I am a local and don't get there often as I have young kids but when I do the staff are awesome, they embrace the raffles and meat trays on a Sunday, the resident Cockatoo is friendly but...More

Thank Andy D
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Famous for his crazy night of the crab race that is a must do around glebe . totally worth a visit , really local pub in the big town .

Thank Alberto Z
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This is a quintessential Aussie pub that many many famous and infamous people have frequented. It is a family business that is welcoming and warm with great burgers and chips for the hungry and walls decked with memorabilia and photos of the past . It's...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This place was great- excellent service, great (fresh and hearty food) really authentic pub feel. Heaps of character, really clean environment. They chucked the game on the tv for us. Really happy with the spread- had a Parma, onion rings, enchiladas and tater tots. They've...More

Thank Gabrielle H
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled a cross this pub hidden away just like a hidden treasure. Wednesday night is exceptional with the crab racing. However we went on a Sunday lunch and a perfect place to relax eat simple pub food and a couple of drinks

Thank Anthony G
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We held our son's 21st here in the upstairs function room.It was a great night, helped along by extremely helpful and friendly staff, an interesting room with lots of character and a professional but relaxed style of management. The food was plentiful and great from...More

Thank Cathy142
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Unusual pub with lots of nicknacks to look at. There was even a cockatoo called George who is alive and flies about the pub! Staff were friendly enough. Worth a look in if you're in the area.

Thank Weesarah1980
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Glebe
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a
deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It
originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do,
but has transformed into a student-centric melting
pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as
standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or
as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and
Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the
...More
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