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444-448 Khyber Pass Road | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-550 1201
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Ranked #136 of 1,295 Restaurants in Auckland
Price range: $8 - $23
Hours:
Fri 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Sat - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Cuisines: Pizza, New Zealand
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Description: What is a Freehouse you ask? In a nutshell, it is exactly that...A bar that is Free from Big Brewery influence. We pour what we want based on taste and customer feedback. We are not under any contracts with any brewery so we only stock the very best that NZ brewers have to offer. Welcome to the home of Craft Beer in Newmarket, Auckland! A cool and laid back bar,with 15 local brews on tap, playing sweet tunes, with ideas and concepts throughout the bar that are just a little bit crafty. From darts, to pool, to chalkboard tables that have tic tack toe (naughts and crosses) lines painted on them so you can challenge your mates, to coasters made from recycled beer boxes, it's all a little crafty. Kick back and try one of the largest craft beer selections Auckland has to offer. Conveniently located on the corner of Khyber Pass Road and Broadway in Newmarket, there is ample parking all around us in the many towers as well as plenty of street parking.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stupidly, we went shopping on Boxing Day, but amid all the furore involved with everyone trying to bag a bargain we found the Lumsden! Great craft beer, fantastic food, great service. Wouldn't even call the food "pub grub" as it caters for those wanting carbs and those needing to go without. Would recommend the lettuce wraps for sure! Looking forward... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Next time your spouse is keen to make a shopping trip to Newmarket, see if you can bargain for lunch at The Lumsden- a brew pub near the corner of Khyber Pass and Broadway. Whilst the food is pretty darn good- it's not the main draw. The Lumsden is a free-house pub, not associated with any particular brewery and as... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We called in for a meal and to get out of the rain. The waitress here is wonderfully friendly and hospitable. We ordered fish and chips and a burger. The fish and chips was Kawhai and when is freshly caught and cooked it is very very good. The burger was big and we'll flavoured. It was a good basic meal... More 

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Geez, chalkboard tables, cyclic beer menus, tasting paddles, great pub wine list and spirit selection, innovative bourbon tasting room, outdoor area and great snack/gastropub food. What more do you want. Really

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Nelson, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great selection of beer on tap and whilst we didn't have food there the pizzas and wings sounded delicious. We enjoyed a good pint on a sunny day outside.

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Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had lunch here with an family who had two children, one member of our group even had two beer tasting sampler trays, the food was excellent and varied, plenty of options for kids but plenty for the adventurous adult as well. The pricing was amazingly cheap. My guess would be mid week the place would be packed with workers... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Good selection of beers on tap, both craft as well as the usual suspects. Plenty of seating in a pleasant and quiet environment

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great pub to go to any day of the week. A most excellent collection of craft beers on tap that change regularly so you’re not bored. Food was ok. Not spectacular but good nonetheless. Really enjoyed the night out there staff were very attentive and kept the glasses and plates clear without making it to obvious. Definitely be back

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Awesome craft beers in tap including my favourite brewer (Epic) and great platters and food dishes. Good outdoor area too

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Nice craft beers but ordinary service food was nice but it is not a gastro experience. Aimed at much younger people

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Additional Information about The Lumsden

Address: 444-448 Khyber Pass Road | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-550 1201
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: Pizza, New Zealand

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