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Address: 1406 Moutere Highway, Upper Moutere, Mapua, New Zealand
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Lovely lunch

Friendly helpful staff, lovely food and good selection of wines and beers. Portions generous, views superb, great location.

Reviewed 18 February 2017
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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit on Easter Sunday meant having to have lunch to get beer. For historical inn, missing the ambiance or decor. Food and drinks good though and if in the area would recommend a stop

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Thank tailspintaz
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Friendly helpful staff, lovely food and good selection of wines and beers. Portions generous, views superb, great location.

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Thank PeterMMM253
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great beer, great food, great location, great people. Well worth a visit to the Moutere from Nelson.

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Thank camjsw
Christchurch, New Zealand
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279 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Definitely worth a stop here at New Zealand's oldest pub. A small but excellent menu. Great pizza's and cold drink on the veranda. Great Service.

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Thank NZfour
Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

What a hidden gem in the lovely Moutere Valley. It is a great country pub with a small but excellent menu. We tried the cheese souffle, chacuterie platter, pork scnitzel and mousse au chocolat with freeze dried plums over two visits. This is not your usual pub grub and we loved it! Indoor and outdoor seating is lovely too. Another... More 

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Thank Susanne H
Upper Moutere, New Zealand
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Good tasty pub food. The inn has a regular fine dining night which must be booked in advance. Lots of local craft beers, ciders and wines. Worth going for the history with photos of the previous owners. This pub has been a big part of the life of Sarau (now Upper Moutere), Log burner in the winter and garden tables... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
Hamilton, New Zealand
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535 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We visited Upper Moutere during an exploratory drive around the region. This old pub and local settlement has a most interesting history with strong German influence. The pub building is looking a bit run down but efforts are clearly being made by the new owners to recreate decor and an atmosphere from a bygone era. An excellent range of craft... More 

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Arlon, Belgium
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

A nice place to go and have a drink. Thay have a nice panel of NZ crafted beers worth the try. You can taste differents sorts of ales on a beer racks.

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Thank Michel M
Venice, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We went to this pub since it is dubbed the oldest pub in New Zealand. It was lovely but I had the impression it must have been remodeled because it did not feel the age it was built. Other than that (and that was only due to my own expectation) the pub is lovely. The people were great, it was... More 

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Thank gelacor
New Zealand
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189 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

This may be the oldest pub in NZ, but it just looks tired and run down, like the staff. Sorry, not impressed. Some locals we spoke to even acknowledged our concerns. Sad as it could be much, much more.

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Thank IvanNewZealand

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