Say what you like about the Carrington, the guys are making an effort, and lately it's been getting busier and busier here. I don't think we can qualify it for 'busiest pub in sydney', but efforts are being made, from running Comedy Trivia on Sundays, Pie and Pint promotions, experimenting with DJ nights and functions, now there's an electronic dartboard (though why it couldn't be a real one we're not sure)
We turned up for Comedy Trivia recently and had a roaring time, so there's something that should probably be retained, and maybe promoted a little more. In fact, I could quite see a pure comedy night working quite well here. Swap the electronic dartboard for a real one - get rid of the 'hook a prize' machine, stick a sofa or two up on the raised dais at the back, with a few pot plants to screen it off and this could work pretty well.
Improving all the time
review by: Jason
A friend of mine once summed up the Carrington by saying something like "well, it was great once - drag shows, music, loads of people. dunno what happened".
Well if you're looking for a hectic pub, The Carrington is rarely that. The front bar is usually home to a few ageing locals, and the back bar's televisions often play to an audience of none. We're not sure why, but it's possible that the atmosphere is a little too sterile these days.
The pub itself is a lot bigger than it looks - it's almost a secret passage into the back bar.
When it picks up - after a cricket or footie match, or at the weekend, it's a good, if slightly sterile spot. If you're going out midweek and want somewhere quiet, try it, but if you're after a bit of atmosphere, go round the corner to the Trinity
or perhaps a little further to Cleveland Street.
The bottle shop, though, is nice and cheap, and at the time of writing is running a promotion to win lunch at Il Barretto across the road