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The Glebe Hotel Unveils a New Look

The Glebe Hotel (formerly known as the Australian Youth Hotel) has unveiled a new look following a seven-month renovation project.

The Glebe Hotel

Located on Bay Street, The Glebe Hotel is a suburban pub that has been a permanent fixture in Glebe since 1862, where it once served labourers from surrounding wharves and iron foundries. The heritage listed public bar and dining venue destination has completed seven-months of interior and exterior renovation works, as well as taking on a new name and updated image. 

The Glebe Hotel

The family-owned establishment enlisted Sydney-based design practitioners Alexander & Co, (The Imperial Hotel, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room), to revamp the Victorian end-of-terrace whilst maintaining its traditional features. The Glebe Hotel is full of quirk, character and charm.

The Glebe Hotel

The clever re-design breathes new life into the venue whilst remaining reminiscent of its ancestral past. Archived photos of the venue and neighbouring streets adorn the walls of the bar area, creating a welcoming space with a strong sense of history and pride for the local Glebe community. Structurally untouched by the renovations, the bar conveys a traditional pub setting, complete with chesterfield sofas, working fireplace and screens for watching live sports.

The Glebe Hotel

Housed within The Glebe Hotel is the venues’ dining destination, The Stables Bar & Grill which includes a mezzanine loft (originally the hotel stables). A beautiful, light and airy dining space with exposed brickwork, wooden tables and bar, The Stables has been lovingly revived with the addition of a bespoke jacaranda mural by Sydney artist, Indigo Jo. Adjacent to the restaurant is a leafy and sunny courtyard featuring a majestic centenary fig tree, wooden bunketts and high tables, where dogs are also welcome.

The Glebe Hotel

Located upstairs, is Nude, the hotel’s private function space, named so after its former life as a brothel in the late sixties. A wonderland of grand chandeliers, baroque sofas and vintage nude art, Nude is available to hire as a whole or semi-private space and also features a snooker and gaming room.

The Glebe Hotel

The menu, created by British Head Chef, Ben Allcock, focuses on gastro-pub fare with sophisticated dishes and comforting favourites using fresh seasonal produce. Small plates feature Seared Scallops and Cloudy Bay Clams, whilst hearty mains include Handmade Gnocchi with Roast Butternut Pumpkin and Goats Curd, Chargrilled Spatchcock, Lamb Rump & Twice Cooked Lamb Belly and Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder Ragu.

A dedicated steak menu introduces premium cuts including wagyu rump, eye fillet, sirloin and scotch fillet and firm pub favourites have been shortlisted, featuring Chicken Schnitzel, Steak and Guinness Pie, Ale Battered Fish Finger Burger and a traditional Sunday Roast with all the trimmings. The bar offers a full range of on trend craft beers, alongside signature cocktails and a spritz menu.

The Glebe Hotel
Address: 63 Bay St, Glebe 2037

The Glebe Hotel Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 11am – Midnight
Sat: 12pm – Midnight
Sun: 12pm – 10pm

The Stables Bar & Grill Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat: 12pm – 3pm | 6pm – 10pm
Sun: 12pm – 3pm | 6pm – 9pm

Photo Credit: Supplied

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.