The Lord Raglan, Redfern

The boys from Rocks Brewing Co. have given that defunct dingey pub off the corner of Henderson and Wyndham a swanky new makeover.

Toeing the boundary between Redfern and Alexandria, The Lord Raglan was once a fondly regarded local watering hole in an area where the bar scene could only be defined as "bustling". Then, something happened. Pubs began to close like dominoes and the Lord Raglan was no exception.

Lord Raglan

Now after years of abandonment, the area’s bar scene is seeing a resurgence and Mark Fethers (managing director) and Matt Walsh (bar manager) of Rocks Brewing Co. are two of the trailblazers leading the movement. In November 2013 Fethers purchased the defunct Raglan with the intention to return it to its glory days as a haven for good international and local craft beer, sans the pokies.

They stripped the moldy carpet, pulled apart the Romeo and Juliet-style bathroom fish tanks (not joking), graffitied a beer inspired mural onto the wall, knocked open a sunny beer garden and officially opened its refurbished doors to the public on April 2, 2014 at 2pm.

Locals and beer aficionados alike, expect to be graced with offerings of good beer and good food, on the other side.

Let’s start with beer. That’s 16 rotating taps of local and international crafts, which will also be available in growlers from the on-site bottle store. Then, there’s the food. It’s a strict menu of high-quality tacos, burgers, hotdogs and crab cakes, which you can polish off with a game of pinball.

We know what you’re thinking. Who needs pokies when you can have pinball machines am i right?

Loser buys the beer. (Like you weren’t going to anyway.)

What you need to know

Address: 12 Henderson Rd, Redfern

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 3pm-12am, Sunday 3pm-10pm. Once the kitchen opens, the Lord Raglan will be open every day from 11am.

Facebook: Lord Raglan

Stephanie Yip

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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