Duration: 2-3 hours
Price Guide: varies depending on how much you drink and eat
Make your way to Central Station and head outside to the George Street bus stop A.
From the bus stop, take the 393 bus to Surry Hills. Ask the driver to stop for you at Cleveland Street and the Surry Hotel. This journey took approx 5-10 minutes. Once off the bus head into the Surry Hotel.
The Surry Hotel is a cosy pub with a bistro, outside smoking area, TV and sports, gaming room, food available from $9.00 and up. A nice pub to start the tour.
Head outside the Surry Hotel and cross the road to make your way down Cleveland Street. On the right hand side (at the first set of traffic lights down this road) is the Norfolk Hotel.
The Norfolk Hotel is again quite small, there were lots of TVs playing sports and a gaming room, seemingly more of a gambling pub. The hotel joins onto a bottle shop and snacks are available at the bar.
After you have finished at the Norfolk Hotel you want to continue making your way down Cleveland Street. The Crown Hotel is on the next set of traffic lights along this road.
The Crown Hotel is a large, spacious pub with refreshing decor. Food is available from $9.00 up. There is also a games room and a TV that was showing sports.
Once outside the Crown Hotel, turn left at the crossroads on to Crown Street. Make your way down Crown Street until you get to the first crossroads. Trinity Bar is on these crossroads.
Trinity Bar is about as close to an English pub that i have seen so far. There is a gaming room, food available and an outside sitting area. It has a library feel to it with lots of bookcases and old books that make up some of the decorations. I liked this pub a lot.
Continue along Crown Street, keeping your eyes out for the Clock Hotel on your right.
The Clock Hotel is a light and airy bar with more of a modern feel. It looks a bit more swanky than the the pubs i have seen so far. Food is available, but a little pricey and there are a couple of pool tables as well.
When you come out of the Clock Hotel, make your way back down Crown Street in the direction you came from. Keep a look out on the right for Devonshire Street. Turn right down Devonshire Street and continue along it. You will go past a park on your left-hand side. A little further than the park is the Shakespeare Hotel.
The Shakespeare Hotel is a really nice and cosy pub with an English theme and a good finisher for this tour. Happy hour is from 3pm to 6pm. Although the pub is a little on the small side, I definitely recommend it if you like English pubs. It is probably my favourite venue on this tour.