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The Twisted Hop Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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616 Ferry Rd | Woolston, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
+64 3-943 4681
15:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 15:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 15:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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249 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here recently on a makeshift pub crawl and really liked it. We didn't eat here but loved their beer. The women working the bar were also very friendly and helpful. They sell flights which are great for sampling different beers. One of our favorite beer bars in NZ.

Thank Jeff K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not do well in the quiz but we both enjoyed our meals and great beer A very friendly atmosphere and service Thanks very much for overnight parking of our campervan

Thank Neale S
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well this venue fell short due to a lot of the menu being unavailable,no veg terrine,vat had been drained,and no veg option.My daughter has Celiac Disease and we went to this restaurant after looking on line but a lot of the options were not available.Also a huge NO,NO is removing plates from dinners who have finished their meals when other... More 

Thank Jan B
Stephen H, Owner at The Twisted Hop Pub, responded to this review

Hi Jan and thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry that the full menu wasn't available when you visited on Sunday evening. It had been a busy weekend and some menu items had been used up. The chef that created the suitable menu for your daughter kindly attended at short notice due to the rostered chef becoming unwell and going off... More 

Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just popped in the Twisted Hop for a pint but the place was clean, well set out, a variety of drinks available and the food smelt amazing.

Thank Rachel S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently had our wedding reception upstairs at The Twisted Hop. The team looked after us very well with fantastic food and drinks and also made the night very stress free! Thanks again!

Thank Andrew G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The twisted hop is very very good. We go there in winter for Sunday roast and is second to none. Really very good!! They do good beer which my partner drinks and I'm a cider drinker and they usually have a very nice cider on tap aswell..!! Usually red apple.. Yum!! Highly recommend

Thank Paradiseash
Dunedin, New Zealand
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The second visit confirmed what we experienced on the first one, great food and a superb selection of drinks. All of our party had well presented meals, menu was varied for a pub, with good vegetarian options available. The drinks selection is amazing for an establishment of this size, on tap beers and ciders were a hit with most of... More 

Thank Denise S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we have dined at this establishment and it has failed to live up to its reputation again. Last time the service was "ok" but the food quality was not great. This time the food was "ok" but the service whilst friendly enough was dreadfully slow. This used to be a very slick hands on operation... More 

Thank taktot
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Based in the Christchurch golden triangle (Cassel's, Three Boys, Twisted Hop) this is a must visit place for anyone who appreciates good beer. A wide selection of house brews plus a series of guest beers - what more could you ask for? Excellent service and good food as well? It has it! Anchored by Matt the bar manager, the staff... More 

Thank Dineamic
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Everything about this pub was exceptional - the beer, the atmosphere, the live music, the food and did I mention the beer?! The Twisted Ankle and the Hopbacker are superb pints and from hand pull taps that is a rarity in NZ. If I could give this place ten stars I would!

Thank MunchingWithHugsy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 Ferry Rd | Woolston, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-943 4681
Seating indoors for up to 70 downstairs with further seating for 25 outside in a sheltered deck area. Upstairs function room with a capacity for 40 is suitable for private parties, weddings or corporate meetings. The fit-out was created using recycled and earthquake recovered native timbers and furniture. Some private booth seating downstairs and large acoustic panels make good conversation easy. The bar features classic beer engines or hand pulls for the delivery of English style cask conditioned beers. A wide selection of NZ and international craft beers and ciders are also available, bottled and on tap. Our menu includes good quality pub food with the addition of regularly changing chef's specials. For functions we offer a choice of a finger food menu, three course function menu and a buffet menu to suit your special occasion. Parking is conveniently located at the rear of the pub.

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