The Old Contemptibles
Time Out says
A proper boozer offering an impressive array of ales and a solid menu of pub grub staples
Our pick of the CBD's traditional pubs, The Old Contemptibles is just the right side of moody for a proper boozer.
There's an eclectic range of real ales on offer – over one hundred varieties make their way through the pumps over the course of a year. And in case you're feeling thirsty already, take advantage of the online library of ales and Hop Circle app.
A notably better food offering than some of its neighbours makes the pub classics worth hanging around for, and with a seating area reserved for diners, you don’t usually have to fight your way through the marauding masses to get a table. Our pick is the sausages and mash: three Gloucester Old Spots served on a generous dollop of creamy mash with plenty of gravy.
176 Edmund Street
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri 11am-midnight; Sat noon-midnight; Sun noon-6pm|