Woolpack Hotel Parramatta – Oldest Licensed Pub in Sydney

The Woolpack Hotel in Parramatta holds the honor of being the oldest licensed pub in Sydney (and Australia) as the license for the Woolpack Hotel was one of the first 10 pub licenses issued by Govenor Phillip in May 1776. The Woolpack cannot be classed as the oldest pub, as the pub building was originally built across the road from it’s current located. The Woolpack is the only pub which still holds one of those original 10 licenses issued.

Woolpack Hotel Parramatta

Woolpack Hotel Parramatta

The original pub was built across the road in 1798 and was called the Freemasons Arms Inn. It was in 1821 that the pub was renamed to the Woolpack Hotel as Parramatta was where the wool industry began on Australia and there were many warehouses close by that packed the wool into bales for shipping.

The Historical Woolpack Hotel - The oldest Licenses pub in Sydney

The Historical Woolpack Hotel – The oldest Licenses pub in Sydney

Around 6 years ago, The Woolpack Hotel had a major renovation. Although the outside of the hotel still looks like an old historical building, the interior is a shiny new, modern Sydney pub.

Bar at the Woolpack Hotel Parramatta

Bar at the Woolpack Hotel Parramatta

During the recent renovations a new additional to the pub is the new bistro, which rather than selling your standard pub food, has the modern vibe of selling modern Thai food. A great range of Thai curries, stir fries and BBQ meats including BBQ chicken, pork or beef.

M&J Thai Restaurant inside Woolpack

M&J Thai Restaurant inside Woolpack

M&J Thai Restaurant, inside the Woolpack Hotel, is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday and Public Holidays. M&J Thai Restaurant have a lunch special for $10 from Monday to Wednesday 12pm – 3pm.

Lounge area of the Woolpack Hotel

Lounge area of the Woolpack Hotel

Woolpack Hotel
19 George Street
Parramatta
Ph: 9635 8043

Website: woolpackhotel.com.au

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