About The Snug Public House

Full of traditional charm and dishing up a range of hearty Irish fare, this cosy pub situated in the heart of Brunswick brings a little bit of the Emerald Isle to Melbourne city. Located on Sydney Road, whether it’s for dinner or drinks, The Snug Public House is a popular choice with Melbournians and expats alike looking for some home comforts. Always a popular meeting place, booking a table in advance is recommended!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am


The Snug Public House
68 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
Melbourne 3056

Menu Highlights







Tasting plate



Grain Salad







Banoffee Pie


Creme Brulee


Petit Fours


More about The Snug Public House, Brunswick

We all know of the typical Irish pub cliches – tackily decorated and brimming with boisterous British tourists straight off of a budget airline flight – but at The Snug Public House in Melbourne you will find none of these things. At this traditional pub on Brunswick’s Sydney Road the food is quality, the atmosphere is joyous and the Jameson flows freely without a shamrock or leprechaun in sight. With exposed brick walls adorned with old-fashioned Irish relics, The Snug Public House is full of authentic character.

On the menu at this much loved Melbourne pub you will find classic Irish dishes like the Irish stew with lamb, root vegetables and cob loaf and bagun agus cabaiste (a pickled pork leg served with creamed potato, black cabbage and parsley cream). We recommend the fish supper, a freshly-caught flake fillet with chips, bread and butter and lashings of HP sauce of course. Wash it all down a Guinness or two, or a wee dram of some Irish whiskey. To grab the best table, make a reservation at this Brunswick pub beforehand.

10 The Snug Public House Reviews

10 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Average
Waiting time:Very good
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Thomas S.a year ago · 1 review

Excellent food and service. It was nice having the live music there too, although the volume could be turned down a bit as it was difficult to speak to each other across the table.

Sarah W.2 years ago · 1 review

The Snug is a terrific little pub with good food and entertainment. I have been there a number of times and I am sure that I will be back!

Rodger B.2 years ago · 1 review

The Snug is awesome. Food is fantastic and the staff are fabulous. I highly recommend The Snug for any event, be is dinner for two just a drink or your next party. You are sure to be looked after and you will not be disappointed.

Hilary R.2 years ago · 1 review

Excellent food and friendly, knowledgable service. Love the cozy and intimate feel of this place. Perfect for a cold winter night, but also great in summer in their beer garden.

Cherie B.2 years ago · 1 review

Great homely pub, fantastic staff and unique food. The irish stew comes hidden in a crusty cob loaf! The steak with marrow butter is succulent and perfectly cooked. Irish accents filter through the air and the atmosphere is enveloping - a great experience !

Fiona H.2 years ago · 1 review

Lovely Staff, who were very professional - food and atmosphere was fantastic ...I'll definitely be back and will let all my family and friends know a lovely Irish place to dine and drink :-) Thanks

Megan W.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Staff were friendly and service was exceptional. Food was incredible, very tasty fare. Some of the best Guinness you will find on tap anywhere in Melbourne!

Stephen C.2 years ago · 1 review

Food was tasty, but given the hefty price tag I would have expected a bit better. Friendly staff and cute place. Would come back for a drink But wouldn't come out of my way to eat here again

Robin M.2 years ago · 1 review

Fantastic family pub with authentic Irish cuisine and atmosphere. The children were made very welcome and the service was fantastic. Delicious food. Very highly recommended!

Lisa N.a year ago · 1 review

best to book but it s snug space with real good old fashioned fare - both Irish and then more regular, Huge meals though so beware :-)