As of the 10th of August 2014 our restaurant will be closed due to renovations, Our pub menu is still continuing as normal. We look forward to seeing you all again when our  new dining area is completed in the first week of October!

Sydney Time Out Awards

photo (2)Tmeout Awards 2014

It was an unbelievable night at the Sydney Time Out Awards 2014. We picked up two Awards, Pub of the year and Best Pub food. Thankyou to all of our punters for supporting us and thank you to our Head Chef Daniel Mulligan and his team.

We are all so proud!


Menagerie – First Sunday of the month

The Welcome Hotel and Umbrella give stage to aspiring Australian musical talent

Every Sunday will see budding Australian singers and songwriters handed the mic to share their work, test new material or just have some fun at the newly created Menagerie at the Welcome Hotel.

Menagerie is a music platform programmed by Umbrella Artist Management who represents artists such as The Rubens, Cloud Control, Urthboy and Fishing. It will be an intimate forum with the goal of fostering a sense of community within the local music scene, something that has been lacking in Sydney bars and pubs.

Joel Connolly head of Umbrella Artist Management is amped t o be able to give artists a space to perform who might not otherwise get a start.

“Menagerie is all about giving locals artists a leg up and an opportunity to share their work with fellow performers and lovers of quality,” said Connolly.


As part of The Crafty Pint’s ‘Craft Beer Rising’, The Welcome Hotel presents,

‘Sydney Hop Fiends’

Craft Beer Rising is a national day which celebrates our awesome Aussie beer industry.

On February 22, The Crafty Pint is inviting brewers, venues and beer lovers to come together to raise a glass or three of locally brewed beer in honour of the revolution sweeping the land.

To celebrate this national day, The Welcome is featuring the stellar brews of some of our local breweries; offering up our taps to Dennis Beer Co, Riverside Brewing Company & Ekim Brewing Co, for them to have their hoppy way with them! All three breweries are often recognised for the inspiration they draw from hop-driven [US]style brews, and this event will be a dedication to these gloriously hoppy beers!

The day kicks off at 11am and includes:

• Loads of seriously hoppy beers! Think pales, IPA’s, Imperial IPA’s, black IPA’s, amber IPA’s….I think you get the gist.

• Brewers and reps from all three breweries will be on hand to have a natter to; and even run the odd workshop/chat on beer hopping.

• They’ll be a hop-themed competition running during the day, with entrants in the running to win loads of beer and t’shirts.

• The Welcome is designing an exciting menu for the day to pair with all the awesomely hoppy brews.

Click here to JOIN and SHARE this event ; and we’ll see you on Sat, 22nd of Feb to celebrate this country’s fantastic craft beer industry!

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Click on poster for more info.

Another impressive review for The Welcome!

Broadsheet Sydney have recently published a glowing review of our pub.  You can read the full article HERE, but below just a little extract:

Tucked away in the back streets of Rozelle, The Welcome Hotel is a lovely old boozer that’s been around for 130 years. But its current iteration may be its best. Rejigged following an ownership change, it now sports a cosy public bar, bustling dining room and a splendid leafy terrace. Add to that a stellar range of craft beers, a bulging wine cellar and some of the best pub dining in the Inner West…’

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