About The Clarence

Styled on an authentic English tavern, in the heart of Sydney.

After the success of the Barber shop/Cocktail Bar concept in Sydney’s CBD, Barrelhouse Group Directors Mikey Enright and Julian Train have launched yet another classic and classy inner-city venue. They wanted to bring their vision of a mid-1800’s tavern to life and created The Duke of Clarence.

It’s a project that’s something of a dream come true for Mikey Enright, who hails from England himself and has always wanted to create his own tavern. The London Tavern was a notable meeting place in the 18th and 19th Centuries and the objective was to ensure the experience for guests is as authentic as one would find in Victorian England.

Everything says tradition. Original furnishings and fitouts have been meticulously sourced direct from throughout the UK, many of which are over 100 years old. There is an outstanding collection of vintage framed artefacts from days gone by. Even the floorboards date back to 1850.

Mikey says. “The Duke of Clarence is everything that I’ve wanted to have in a tavern that I’ve not been able to get — you can have a cask ale, or dare I say it, a decent pint of Guinness; a European wine or champagne; or a cocktail that’s been rotovapped with English essences and a lot of ingredients that were used back during the times of Charles Dickens.”