Sir William Wallace hotel seeks brave-hearted buyer
A favourite watering hole for inner west residents and celebrities alike, the Sir William Wallace Hotel in Birchgrove has hit the market.
Affectionately known as the ‘Willy Wally’, the hotel at 31 Cameron St has been owned by the Cowan family for 20 years, with price expectations upwards of $5 million.
Famous Hollywood stars such as Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts and Burt Reynolds have all visited the pub, while it is also reportedly a favourite spot for Mel Gibson when he is in Sydney.
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Gibson famously played the role of Scottish knight William Wallace in the movie Braveheart, a film which he also directed.
The two-storey hotel has views of the Harbour Bridge and water from the first floor, as well as being in one of Sydney’s most popular pub regions.
HTL Property’s Sam Handy and Blake Edwards are running an expressions of interest campaign.
“The William Wallace represents an entry-level trading opportunity within the tightly-held Sydney metropolitan freehold market,” Handy says.
“There is compelling upside by way of repositioning the food and beverage proposition in concert with the injection of some fresh energy, focus and experience.”
The property currently has DA approved plans for two major renovations, one for two townhouses and another to extend the pub to its boundary, taking further advantage of the views.
The campaign closes on Thursday April 18 at 4pm.
This article from the Inner West Courier originally appeared as “Popular celebrity hotspot Sir William Wallace Hotel in Birchgrove up for sale”.