White Cockatoo Hotel

Call this top-notch neighbourhood pub home for the night or even a couple of weeks.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on August 02, 2023
Updated on August 14, 2023


Run by the same folks at Sydney Park Hotel in Newtown, The White Cockatoo is a beloved pokies-free pub and accommodation in Sydney's Petersham.

On the ground floor, you'll find the public bar and dining room as well as a vine-covered beer garden that's simply made for summer drinking seshes. Grab a parmy, some cheesy poutine chips, burgers and some craft beers or go a little fancier. Taste your way through some of The White Cockatoo's impressive selection of wines, pairing the drops with a great cut of steak or some crispy skin barramundi.

The White Cockatoo - sydney pub

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Alternatively, make all your decisions based on the daily pub deals. Mondays are for 'pint parties' when all schooners are automatically supersized to pints. Tuesdays are all about cheap tinnies. Trivia is hosted here every Wednesday. On Thursday nights, pub members go in the draw to win a cash prize. And Fridays see the locals pack in for the free meat raffle.

You can even live at The White Cockatoo. Not behind the bar, but in one of the 20 recently renovated pub-style rooms — each kitted out with a queen bed, flat-screen TV, wardrobe and lounge. Plus, they have access to a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and shared facilities.

Call this top-notch neighbourhood pub home for the night, or even a couple of weeks. It's one of our personal favourites for a reason.

The White Cockatoo - sydney pub

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