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Grand Hotel (Cock and Bull)
damn good guinness
(3.964)


89 Ebley Street,
Bondi Junction

(02) 9389 3004

http://sydney.citysearch.com.au/E/V/SYDNE/0015/52/09/

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possibly the best Guinness in Sydney - The Grand has been done out recently and is now in most part, 'Siobhans Irish Pub'. Downstairs is still the 'Cock and Bull'

Upstairs has light wood flooring, lots of seating, a big screen and a very long bar, downstairs has the British country pub feel, with antlers and stag's heads (disturbing if you ask me)

Siobhan's Irish Bar at the Grand Hotel, Bondi JunctionOn our most recent visit I had cause to put this place forward as the best Guinness I'd had in Sydney so far. In contrast to the usual slightly watery brew, this one was rich, with a slight hint of coffee, and a damn good consistency. More points for this place.

Of course, when we moved downstairs, the service deteriorated. Our barmaid decided that slamming our new drinks down on the bar was good for them, and once we'd paid she strode off without a single word. Nice. Lots of points lost then.

Our overall impression? not too bad at all, if you discount one stroppy barmaid. Give it a try - it might be her night off....
review by: pubguide staff
 

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Dave from Eire
A regular haunt of the Irish locals. Wouldn't say best pint if Guinness to be had but not bad. County Bondi's first and last.
11 May 2004

Burky from Kilkenny
Remember waking up in surrey hills with a dirty hangover and pretending i was goin for hungry jacks ang somehow ending up in the cock and bull. memory Hazy but there was beer, free pool, singing and women involved and i woke up naked on a couch in a Dorm on william st.- excellent , mad place
9 May 2004

Emma from Dublin
The only answer to a Sunday hangover, hit the beach then up to the C&B for Sunday dinns - Chicken Schnitzel and an hour or 2 of Colin whatever his name is, you dont have to be aussi my Aus burds adored it also!!!
15 Apr 2004

Jane from Sydney
Ahh what to say about the C & B, Its a great laugh and many a good night had, Not to pick or anthing but PLEASE OH PLEASE PUT IN MORE AIR CON!!!!!
24 Feb 2004

James from Limerick
Good on ya Katie!
29 Jan 2004

katie from sydney
love it!!!!!!! i'm not an irish gal, true aussie but love the irish way!!!
3 Nov 2003

Edmund from Waterford, Ireland
Dont hang out here if you want to see the Country you traveled round the world to see.The cattle mart of the suhtern hemisphere!!!!!
8 Aug 2003

Rosie from Wicklow
Only been there twice and had fantastic nights both times!!! It was a bit warm though - could have done with the a.c. on!!! No doubt it will be the local haunt now for the next few weeks!!! Yeeeuuuuhhhhh!!!!
11 Jul 2003

Mansjur from indonesia
I will challenge hendra from indonesia. is that you are looking for a good foosher ?. You can try me .
7 Jul 2003

Simo from Dublin-Bondi
C n' B has got more memories than I care to remember. I went there two hours after I got off the plane in Oct of 2002 and have been there ever since. Great place, great people. If your English check out Thursday nights. If your Irish your better off staying away if you want to see any of Auz or save some money, the place is addictive. Also provides the best hangover cure, hair of the dog and their all day $12 brekfast sorts out even the mouldiest of heads. Have fun chimps!!!!
29 May 2003

Hendra from Indonesia
If there`s a tornado table, i believe it must be a high standard bar. Need to noe wat time usually gud fooser foosing around? Look forward to hitting the pub soon.
date unknown

Adam from Manly
Has Tornado foosball table with foosball league night on Tuesdays. Visit www.foosball.com.au for more details.
date unknown

Andrew from Bondi Junction
Bulmers on tap is a lethal cider. Just ask for a pint of apples. Can get very smokey and during an Australian summers, would prefer somewhere a bit more open.
date unknown

This Girl from Over Here
Visited once to watch a band apparently playing in basement, place is packed couldnt find stairs to basement, asked bouncers only to be told there wasnt one and no band playing here. Half an hour later, band is playing last song and we find the basement. Nice one.
date unknown

rhiannon ponsford from glos,england
Not sure about best Guinness, definitely best chips & gravy on that side of the ocean!!!!
date unknown

gayvid from staines,england
When was this a it... god i miss the pub quizz? and the fear of not exposing my voice in case i got the kicking of a life time
date unknown

Someone from Somewhere
I worked in The Grand Hotel while living in Sydney for a year, to say its a typical Irish bar is the understatement of the century. If you like being in sweltering heat with no room to move and bad air conditioning, and having people fighting and generally just being disgustingly drunk, then this is the place for you. During the week its not a bad little pub but at the weekends its a cattle market!
date unknown

Lubos from CZ
tady 'sem vzdycky chlastal!!!
date unknown

THE COCK HIMSELF from DUBLIN
Would like to give a shout out to all the girls from Liverpool St, regulars at CockNBull.. Hi Amanda, Sandra, Jill, Lucy, Laura, Roseanne, Miriam, Rachel, Ger.. Hello to Mick & Shortie in Birriga Road!!!
date unknown

SARAH from LIVERPOOL
CNB BEST PLACE TO SWING UR HIPS!! GWAN THE SCOUSERS AND DE IRISH!!!
date unknown

**** SANDRA **** from DUBLN - IRELAND
BEST PUB IN SYDNEY, BEST DRINK IN SYDNEY, BEST IRISH FOOD IN SYDNEY!!! GET UR ARSE DOWN THERE - UR SURE TO BUMP INTO UR NEIGHBOURS FROM BACK HOME! NJOY!!
date unknown

fernando iglesias from spain
I HAVE BEEN IN SYNEY IN 2000 AND COCK & BULL IS THE BEST IRISH PUB IN SYDNEY. HOPE TO GO BACK THERE FOR HAVING OTHER MANY GREAT NIGHTS.
date unknown

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