Henson Park Hotel

Marrickville's beloved home of rugby league and beer garden bevs.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on May 01, 2023
Updated on August 14, 2023


This pokies-free Marrickville boozer received a good spit and polish back in 2013, turning it into a fabulous family-friendly pub and boutique bottle shop.

The front bar retains a lot of the historic pub's old school charm — complete with a billiards table, dart board and teles showing rugby, footy and cricket matches year-round.

In contrast to this somewhat rougher-around-the-edges space, the back dining room got a bit more of a glow up — showcasing the original art deco features.

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If you're looking for casual eats, get into some of the six burger options or share a few of the beloved roti tacos. Alternatively, have some finer gastropub fare by ordering the crispy skin barramundi, roast lamb shoulder or pumpkin and ricotta arancini served with a zesty green goddess sauce. This pub grub can also be enjoyed in the sun-soaked beer garden or ordered to take away.

And if you're bringing the kids to the Henson Park Hotel, be sure to drop them off in the arcade room. Play some pinball on vintage machines, sit down and race cars or shoot some bad guys within this wing of the pub that would have previously been a pokies hot spot.

At The Henson, You can also pop down to grab some booze on the go. The bottleshop is home to a huge selection of craft beers (local and international), a rotating list of minimal intervention wines and some jam jar cocktails. Plus, if you can't find your fave brew in the fridges, the team will happily sell you a jar of your favourite tap beer from the main bar.

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Images: Alana Dimou

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