The Henson, Marrickville


The Henson in Marrickville is becoming something of a craft beer institution in Sydney’s Inner West.

The Henson Marrickville

Visiting The Henson, you’ll find local favourites such as Young Henrys, Batch, Willie The Boatman and Grifter featuring prominently on the taps.

You’re also likely to see smaller operations such as BlackFont and Yulli’s, as well as the likes of 4 Pines, Lord Nelson and Stone & Wood.

In Craft Beer Heartland

The pub sits near to the Grifter brewery bar, Batch’s tasting room and BlackFont’s cosy taproom.

It’s easy to see how it could form part of an epic beer crawl and it’s for this reason that it features on the Dave’s Brewery Tours roster of venues. Get to The Henson on a Saturday afternoon and you’re likely to see a tour or two pass through.

Outside, there’s a bright and breezy beer garden where the sun streams in. It’s worth knowing that this is a Newtown Jets pub so it gets very busy on game days.

On the plus side, there’s Jets merchandise on sale in the pub, so if you’re feeling left out, you can always pick up something blue to show your support.

Craft Credentials And Good Grub To Boot

The front bar is where the good beer action happens. The traditional appearance; high tables, tiled walls and dart board, belies what this pub is about. It’s a fun and modern community venue geared towards the local Inner West crowd.

The Henson beer coasters

Look closer and you’ll see a heap of quirky details. Toy soldiers adhered to the chipboard ceiling, old beer tinny lamp shades, and beer mats and tap decals adorning the walls, reinforcing The Henson’s craft credentials.

With an extensive menu which serves vegetarians very well, it’s as good a pub for a Sunday lunch as it is for Friday night drinks or celebrating a Jets win.

The incredibly friendly bar staff are clearly passionate and knowledgeable about beer. They’re happy to give tasters, recommend something based on your tastes or tell you a bit more about the beers. It’s these touches that turn a good pub into a great craft beer pub.

A Community Local At Its Best

Formerly the Henson Park Hotel, a beloved local venue in its own right, the pub is now firmly a modern local with something for everyone. It’s an active pub with a friendly atmosphere.

Sydney is filled with great pubs but there aren’t many that would be better on a warm and sunny Marrickville weekend than The Henson. It’s easy to see why it’s such a crowd pleaser.

Address: 91 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
Website: http://www.thehenson.com.au/
Hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-12am, Sun: 11am-10pm
Now Tapped!: https://nowtapped.com/thehenson

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