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Horse and Jockey Inn

) #16 of 29 Restaurants in Matamata $$ - $$$ , , Steakhouse
85 Arawa Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 9972
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“side street” (2 reviews)
“dinner menu” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, International, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Arawa Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived just after opening. Went in to see 2 staff coming in from outside. They didn't acknowledge us. Waited at the bar looking at lunch menu, decided what we wanted. We waited, and waited and waited, and waited. We did not get attended to, so...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We ate here for dinner a few nights ago. First time here. Tidy restaurant and nice to to see tables not too close to each other. Staff very friendly and attentive. Reasonable range of choices on dinner menu and specials board. Not a lot of...More

Thank Strickes
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for a couple of drinks, staff were busy paying pool in the covered outdoor area, where customer's were smoking with the doors open into the dining area therefore causing the dining area to be very smokey. Seats indoors were super saggy. Just an...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped her for 1 night on our travels between Auckland and Rotarua in order to visit Hobbiton. Nice place, central to town and clean and serviceable. We had the family room which had lots of space and was light and airy. Good service and...More

Thank Beth L
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The fish and chips are good! Service is OK. Good place to have lunch and a beer and relax. It's a block off the main street, and a little more quiet.

Thank ChristchurchKevin
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to get a room after our original booking was found to be for March instead of February. Complementary car parking was provided; so was free wifi connectivity. The room has a table fan to provide some Breeze. We spent the evening in...More

Thank kapitanchina
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Nice traditional pub not trying to be something it's not. A good selection of local beers on tap which is always nice to see, the girlfriend and I shared a ribs meal which was big enough for us to share for a late lunch with...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I arranged a surprise lunch gathering for my husband on his 80th birthday. The guests were already seated when we arrived, and the table was nicely decorated. With the number of us - 13 adults and 3 children, we had awhile to wait for our...More

Thank Rose D
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We came here an a couple of occasions for a drink. They do meals and bar snacks which all are at reasonable prices.

Thank Annie P
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stopped here for a drink while visiting the town. It had a nicely kept beer garden and very friendly staff. I can't comment on the food as we didn't eat. I believe you can also stay the night.

Thank ErylAnn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Arawa Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-888 9972
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