UPDATE: JULY 3, 2018 — Since the announcement that the pub was to be sold, the Woollahra Council agreed to assess the heritage significance of the Four in Hand in a council meeting on May 21. If the pub is given heritage status, it may be saved from becoming residential. There is currently also a Change.org petition to stop the development of the pub.
Just two years after its last revamp, Paddington's Four in Hand is set for another change — and it won't involve welcoming punters in for a few pints.
As reported by Domain, the Sutherland Street pub has been listed for sale; however owners Public House Management Group are offloading the property as a residence rather than a watering hole. Last sold in 2015 for $8 million, it's now on offer for $6 million, with PHMG planning to transfer its pokie and liquor licence to another venue.
Anyone with a fat stack of spare cash can nab themselves a space that's currently home to a bar, restaurant and private dining rooms, all boasting interiors designed by Amandine Odouard, who also worked on the company's Bar Moncur and Bistro Moncur. The bar itself still includes its original tiling and heritage fireplace, with timber also featuring heavily.
At present, the Four in Hand continues to trade as normal, with the bar open seven days a week, and the eatery serving up lunch from Friday to Sunday and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday.