New beer on tap: Endeavour Growers XPA

We have added the Growers XPA (Extra Pale Ale) from Endeavour Beer to our range of beers available on tap. Endeavour is another great Sydney brewery, located in The Rocks.

Tasting notes for this beer say, ‘Extra hoppy and easy drinking, our XPA (Extra Pale Ale) has upfront citrus and tropical notes with a crisp finish – perfect for year round refreshment. Galaxy hop is king in this beer and the fruitiness really bursts from the glass.’

 

Accommodation available

We have refurbished the top floor of the hotel and now have a limited number of rooms available for long-stay accommodation, with a minimum stay of one week.

For more information, or to inspect a room, please ask at the bar or call us on (02) 9874 1488.

 

Tooheys Old back on tap

You asked for it … literally. By popular request, Tooheys Old Dark Ale has returned to the West Ryde Hotel and is available on tap. Old was, in fact, the first beer ever brewed by the Toohey brothers, John and James, in 1869, and apparently the beer was so refreshing that imported English ales soon diminished in popularity. So that means when you’re drinking Old, you’re drinking history – although, thankfully, the beer we have on tap was brewed more recently than 1869. It may even have been brewed in 2019 …

The tasting notes even offer some food-pairing suggestions: ‘A smooth, full-flavoured Australian black ale with a fruity aroma and a hint of caramel, Tooheys Old Dark Ale is the best mate of char-grilled meat dishes, game, or even cheese platters and desserts.’

 

Coopers Dry on tap

Since 1862 Coopers have been brewing beers that have now become favourites around the country, and with our customers. Coopers have never rested on their laurels, though, always evolving their range – and now they have Coopers Dry, a low-carb, fine-filtered beer.

The tasting notes state: ‘It has been produced from our own maltings facility as the foundation for the brew, resulting in a smooth and delicate mouthfeel. It has a refreshing citrus taste of lime and lemon, combined with subtle floral aroma notes.  The low malt sweetness and modest bitterness allows this beer to be paired with a wide range of foods, to be enjoyed in the company of discerning drinkers all year round.’

Coopers Dry is available on tap.

Summer menu

We’ve made some changes to our menu to suit the season. Plenty of favourites are still there, including chicken schnitzel and burgers and steaks, but we’ve added some lighter fare for summer, including:

Thai Beef Salad with noodles and traditional dressing (gf)
Garden Salad* with avocado, mixed garden salad & creamy dressing (v, gf)
Caesar Salad* with bacon, croutons and parmesan
*add grilled chicken, chicken schnitzel or smoked salmon

Also, the beef & Guinness pie has been so popular as a special that it’s permanently on the menu, and we have a new pasta dish: creamy smoked salmon penne with flat leaf spinach.

For the full menu, click here

Our cocktail list

Sometimes a glass of wine or a schooner of beer is not quite the ticket – which is where the cocktail comes in. Our list of cocktails includes the espresso martini (of course), the cosmopolitan, mojito, margarita and mai tai. You can see the full list here.

Our wine list

Our wine list is now available on the website – you can view our range of sparkling, white, red, rosé, dessert and fortified wines here. Our extensive selection includes prosecco and Champagne, plus a wide selection of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cab sauv, pinot noir and shiraz.

Fireplace library

We’ve set up a reading corner near the fireplace – that is, there’s a heap of books on the mantelpiece, so if you have some time to kill and you’re looking for something to read, there’s a selection waiting for you. And we don’t mind at all if you take the book home.

Functions

We regularly host functions and events in our function room space and also in the beer garden (and sometimes both – depending on the size of the function!). If you’re organising a function for work, family or friends, you can reserve the function room at no extra charge. We also have a function menu.

For function enquiries, please call us on 9874 1488.