Bald Rock Hotel, Rozelle

Bald Rock Hotel

The Bald Rock Hotel is an historic pub in the suburb of Rozelle, overlooking White Bay in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is the oldest continuously licensed hotel still operating in the Balmain and Rozelle area.


Bald Rock was originally a suburb within the municipality of Balmain, so named because of the lack of vegetation in the local area. The hotel was built in 1876 and prior to landfill occupied a position close to the Bald Rock ferry, which carried passengers from Balmain to Erskine Street wharf in Sydney city.


The pub is a heritage-listed, three storey building with facestone work to ground level and a simple hung awning over the street. The original construction was in the Victorian Filligree style, however removal of the upper level balcony and other modifications now leave a building in the Victorian Free Classical style. The hotel has retained the original sandstone interior.

See also


  • Davidson, B; Hamey, K; Nicholls, D; Called To The Bar - 150 Years of pubs in Balmain & Rozelle, The Balmain Association, 1991, ISBN 0-9599502-6-5.
  • New South Wales Government Heritage Register; Bald Rock Hotel; Accessed October 2006;
  • Bald Rock Hotel website; Accessed October 2006

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