About us


Located just a moments away from the beach, Harbord Hotel encapsulates Freshwater’s rich history and young spirit, offering a laidback haven for Northern Beaches locals from lunch to sundown. 

Undoubtedly one of Sydney’s greatest pubs, Harbord Hotel has stood proudly as a community landmark for nearly a century and is now in the dedicated hands of Freshwater locals. Its evolution has been designed with everyone in mind, but locals at the heart. 

The result is a true beachside haven; a local icon informed by the surf culture that has long been embedded within the venue’s name. A cultural melting pot where locals come to discover and share great tastes; sounds; friends; and good vibes, in the comfort of a laid-back hangout that feels like a second home.

Harbord Hotel has been accredited as an Ocean Friendly venue with Surfrider Foundation Australia and is proudly a partner of Surfers For Climate, a testament to its close affinity to nature, the ocean and the local community.

A venue with a passion for live music, Harbord Hotel has hosted live performances from Lime Cordiale, Ruby Fields, Great Gable, Winston Surfshirt, Peking Duk, and Kim Churchill. It’s also the place for thought-provoking events, from a dinner with former Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, to panel discussions with pro-surfers and environmental activists, to architecture and design with comedian Tim Ross.

A love and appreciation for the arts have seen collaboration with the likes of Ash Holmes, Kane Lehanneur and Steve Gorrow, as well as local art galleries including HAKE House Of Art and Brookvale Arts District (BAD). This is your local pub like you’ve never seen it before.


Harbord Hotel is passionate about supporting our local community, championing our environment, and supporting charities that are close to our heart. We are proud to be sponsors and supporters of…
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* Limit of one Balter Eazy Hazy Beer per customer. You must be aged 18+ years and older and be signed up as a member and have downloaded the Harbord Hotel app. Drink responsibly

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