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Visited the Duke of Wellington pub in Queens gardens for a couple of beers. Has an excellent selection of British beers/real ales many of which we have sampled over the years in the UK and they have travelled well. Friendly atmosphere and stunning building. Prices...More
Incredible pub with one of the largest selections of English (others too) draft beers of any pub in NZ I know of.
First you take in the incredible interior and especially the incredible attention to detail on the ceiling restoration.
Second try and choose from...More
As always a great selection of ales to choose from. I had the Tally Ho-Ho-Ho dark ale to start with (7.9%) an excellent drop. Followed by a Salted Caramel ale and that was very nice.
We also ordered the $25 platter to share between four...More
An Englishman abroad. Unrealistically, after a good review by a cricket commentator, hoped for a proper hand pulled real ale a long way from home.
No proper handpumps seen, just the little squirt tap dispensers.
OK, but at six pound a pint, slightly eye watering,...More
Went for a drink in this pub with friends. My partner suggested to one of the bar staff that the toilets needed some attention as they weren’t very clean. 5 minutes later the owner came over and started shouting and acting very aggressively. Said she...More
Pluses - huge selection of beers, reasonable price, big screen to watch the sports.
Minuses - no kitchen so poor range of food, quirky staff, no local beers (a bugger when you are hanging out for an Emersons.
Great place to hang out if you...More