The Welcome Hotel Rozelle Since 1877
Our story is a charming one steeped in history involving a lost pooch and a reputation for friendliness on a quiet street in historic Rozelle. With new owners, new vision, a quality crew and an outstanding new chef – It’s a story of award-winning success!

Humble beginnings, a friendly hand and a Hound called Winston helped create the legend behind one of Sydney’s oldest pubs.

In 1878, Winston – a stowaway pooch lost his master. The plucky English fox hound was lucky enough to stumble upon a friendly publican in his drinking house on Evans Street. He welcomed the dog into the pub giving it a new home. That day a legend was born and the public house gained not only a new mascot but an inspired name!

Humble beginnings, a friendly hand and a Hound called Winston helped create the legend behind one of Sydney’s oldest pubs.

True to its title, The Welcome continues to be known for its hospitality – along with a cracking wine cellar, beer menu and dining culture.

Craft beer has a welcomed home here with more than 15 taps dedicated to local brewers.

With an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce, our restaurant offers a unique and exciting take on regional Italian food.

The Welcome’s fine dining restaurant reopened in October 2014 and less than a year later, SMH Good Food Guide awarded the restaurant with its first One Chef’s Hat amongst other great accolades.

Crowned Time Out’s 2014 Sydney Pub of the year – Welcome back to your new local (BYO pooch!)