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Proudly serving the Surry Hills neighbourhood, bringing people together to celebrate and connect for over 100 years. 

Monday to Wednesday: 11:30am - 11pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 12am
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 1am
Sunday: 11:30am - 10pm

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Forrester’s Surry Hills

The Story

A community hub for connection and celebration. Forrester’s is a historic tavern where people have been drinking, eating and gathering for over 100 years. 

Applejack are the privileged owners of this iconic pub. We have brought life back into the public house by transforming four spaces under one roof into unique experiences for the community.

Keeping true to its legend as a local watering hole and paying respects to the lands that the pub sat on for so many years, we bring you an authentic Australian experience. We continually work with our suppliers to source local and premium quality produce, and strive to be kinder to the planet by implementing sustainable practices across everything we do.

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Our Spaces

The interiors take you on a journey as you follow through the different rooms, drawing inspiration from the building’s century-old history and original ‘bones’. The styling varies depending on the room you are in. Public Bar, The Art Rooms and Upstairs incorporate a timeless colour palette and natural timbers, while Phylli’s is our bright space with pastel hues and lush greenery. The four spaces are tied together by Applejack’s welcoming atmosphere and love of an authentic Australian time.

Public Bar

Public Bar

Your inner-city Australian pub. Classic sports bar and community watering hole.

The Art Room

The Art Room

A welcoming and cosy space that exhibits artwork by local talent.



Playful and vibrant, Phylli’s defines casual elegance in an uplifting and relaxed space.




Home of Wednesday trivia nights, Upstairs at Forrester’s is your go-to event space.

Phylli’s Kitchen

Our Menu

Forrester’s food comes from Phylli’s kitchen, where produce is locally sourced and the menu evolved with the season. Taking inspiration from the rolling hills of our suburb that was once occupied by farmland, our food menu is generous, wholesome, and nourishing showcasing Australian dishes. There is a healthy mix of shared options and individual plates to cater for every occasion.

Our menu is available throughout all rooms so you can enjoy your feast in front of live sport in the pub, grazing in Phylli’s garden, or immersing yourself in The Art Room as you dine.

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Winter Yorkie

Our Winter Yorkie Is Back!

As the weather cools down, we’re warming our bellys up with our giant Yorkshire Pudding filled with free range roast turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, peas & honey glazed carrots. Sounds delicious right?

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