THANKS FOR THE LOVE

PARMADAZE

"I'm gonna admit something from the jump this week - I love the Charles Weston. Even though it isn't quite on Sydney Rd. I'd still consider it the best pub on Sydney Rd. It has a great backstreets local charm coupled with multiple open fireplaces, friendly staff, live music, board games and a solid craft beer list, I'm not ashamed to say that I've spent many a Satuday and Sunday arvo wasting away the hours playing Jenga by the fireplace."

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THE BRUNSWICK BEAR

"The Charles Weston Hotel ticks all the boxes for a local pub for me: it has a relaxed low-key feel to it, being a bit back from the busyness of Sydney Road; it has good beer and pub food; and it has character.

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WHERE'S THE BEEF?

"Cindy spent all morning craving the haloumi burger ($18), which we've somehow never blogged before despite ordering a whole bunch of times. It's the same as ever: a crumbed haloumi square with some tomato and lettuce on a brioche-y bun. Throw in a side of crispy fries and this was an ideal lunch - it's a simple but effective pub meal that's pretty hard to top."

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"A little further north, the Charles Weston Hotel in the back streets of Brunswick, has a cosy courtyard and is a short hop from Jewell station."

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