IT is an ode to Australia’s Colonial past. When you enter the doors of the historic Hero of Waterloo pub, in The Rocks, it is akin to entering a time warp. The Hero, as the locals know it, celebrates its 170th birthday on Thursday, and little has changed since those rambunctious days.
It is one of Sydney’s oldest pubs and could lay claim to being the oldest continually licensed pub on the same premises. Reminders of The Hero’s notorious past are everywhere.