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BREW / Craft Beer Pub

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American, Pizza, English, Contemporary
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1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07 346 0976
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: BREW | Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua, New Zealand, is run by Croucher Brewing...
BREW | Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua, New Zealand, is run by Croucher Brewing - Rotorua's award-winning craft brewery. We have a great selection of NZ craft beers on-tap and in bottles, we exclusively stock New Zealand wines, and have delicious reasonably priced pub-style food. We are located in the middle of the Eat Street restaurant precinct. BREW was named Rotorua's OUTSTANDING BAR at the Rotorua Hospitality Awards 2013 and 2014.
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  • 30
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  • 17
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good beer

Good variety of beers, including a 'paddle' which wasn't immediately obvious, so could be promoted better. Free wifi in the Eat Street, and also better wifi in the bar with a voucher for each drink. maybe the beer could be served uncoiled in the autumn winter like in UK?

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
muddyoldengr
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England
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England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Good variety of beers, including a 'paddle' which wasn't immediately obvious, so could be promoted better. Free wifi in the Eat Street, and also better wifi in the bar with a voucher for each drink. maybe the beer could be served uncoiled in the autumn winter like in UK?

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Eaten lunch here a few times now and always massively impressed with the service and quality of the food. Pizzas are excellent and even I struggle to finish the fish n chips.

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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259 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended to me by a friend. So, I gave it a go. The craft beers were delicious and I found staff very friendly. I stayed until closing and tried half of their beers. Beware, that they only serve panini like fare after 9:30 - 10:00pm. I enjoyed it so much that I came the following evening to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place was very interesting. The food was really good. I ordered a creamy pasta dish which was very tasty. My husband ordered a sampler of beers. The sample (tasting) rack was 8 beers. The choices were unlimited. It was affordable and even though they were very busy, the wait staff was very attentive.

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Leicester
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230 reviews 230 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Place was rammed and seemed to be the most popular place in the street. Had a beer and on reviewing the menu, thought they had a number of interesting items. After checking the offerings from the other places, went back and I was very happy with my steak and my wife with her fish.

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Kihei
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Went to this pub for a couple "happy hour" brews. Although there were empty tables, we were told they were "reserved" - for happy hour? Explained we were just here for happy hour and would be glad to give up table if diners arrived. Nope. So, after ordering at the bar, (no wait service) which was a hassle in itself,... More 

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Liverpool
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203 reviews 203 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent selection of craft beers from Croucher Brewing on offer located on Eat Street a purpose built dining precinct on the edge of town. Also serves food.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Knowledgeable and very friendly staff who are clearly passionate about good beer. We had a couple of tasting racks (8 beers) and had a fun time working our way through them.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

we arrived early for a drink and noticed most tables reserved from 6:30 onwards. Found a 7pm reservation table and ordered. The food was excellent, well priced and plentiful. A fine selection of tap beers to chose from so I decided on a tasting rack. Great value too. If you are a people watcher this is a great place to... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

In a sea of average restaurants Brew will provide a reasonable meal at ok prices. Service was good. So a safe choice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 07 346 0976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, English, Contemporary

Description

BREW | Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua, New Zealand, is run by Croucher Brewing - Rotorua's award-winning craft brewery. We have a great selection of NZ craft beers on-tap and in bottles, we exclusively stock New Zealand wines, and have delicious reasonably priced pub-style food. We are located in the middle of the Eat Street restaurant precinct. BREW was named Rotorua's OUTSTANDING BAR at the Rotorua Hospitality Awards 2013 and 2014.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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