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Seumus's Irish Bar

25 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 8994
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Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Picton
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: If you're looking to quench your thirst, with a perfectly poured pint of Guinness at a cosy Irish pub in Picton, come and visit us at The Irish, where we're well known for live music, good food and great craic. Located at the centre of Picton, a short walk from the waterfront and hotels, The Irish has the warm, welcoming, convivial drinking culture synonymous with the pubs of Ireland.
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English first
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We used to own a pizza restaurant in the UK. We prided ourselves on being the best there was. We spared no expense on quality and we judge every place we visit based on what we used to produce. It's tough to admit it ... this place was better than ours. Incredible place you CANNOT be disappointed if you love... More

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TheIrishPicton, Owner at Seumus's Irish Bar, responded to this review

Such a HIGH POWERED Compliment !!! THANK YOU and we offer you 5 Stars for your review!!! Best Wishes, Neal & Staff More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Neil is a welcoming host, with the best pizza outside of your own oven you'll ever taste. Great atmosphere, a proper pub. Don't waste your time at cookie cutter franchise theme pubs, come here for the proper local experience. Top shelf.

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TheIrishPicton, Owner at Seumus's Irish Bar, responded to this review

Howdy Wayne, Such a pleasure to serve a man who knows Quality when you taste it. It was a joy to talk with your wife Tracy and yourself. Hurry Back to The Irish, Picton Thanks, Neal More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I found this place one evening while filling in time after our ferry trip but before we drove to Chch/Dunedin. We had been recommended another bar by our hotel but it was a sports bar and that's not our style. We walked in and immediately felt at home. Staff were welcoming and the atmosphere was relaxed with... More

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TheIrishPicton, Owner at Seumus's Irish Bar, responded to this review

Tracy L Thank you for visiting The Irish, Picton. It was a joy to serve you a variety of our Craft Beers and so happy you enjoyed our Pizzas !!! Hope your travel back to Hawkes Bay was enjoyable and do stop in again when you travel thru Picton again. Cheers, Neal & Staff More

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

I cannot fault Neal and his wonderful staff. Everything was exactly to my tastes. Can't wait to visit again. From the pizza to the cider to the live music, just great

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TheIrishPicton, Owner at Seumus's Irish Bar, responded to this review

Jason, Its a joy to myself and our staff each time you choose to visit The Irish,Picton. We sure do want to hear you sing and play your guitar in the Pub again. HURRY BACK PLEASE Neal More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a tasty combo! The bright lights and red/black awning got my attention but the live sports and warmth got me to sit down. The pizza, coffee n interesting conversation kept me there for the next 3 hours! And this was after I walked around to see what my other dining options were in Picton! The pizza was delish and... More

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TheIrishPicton, Owner at Seumus's Irish Bar, responded to this review

Hey Elizabeth, Thank you for your Great company while we enjoyed the All Blacks game!!! Be happy to create a few more of those tasty Irish Coffees for you when you visit our Paradise again. Please don't be long… Neal More

1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for a beer on our campervan trip around NZ and were pleasantly surprised by the cosy, warm, Irish atmosphere. There is a good selection of Irish and local beers (the harringtons beer was superb). Best pizza I've had in a long time with homemade bases. Friendly Irish owner who pours a good beer. Highly recommended by Aussies... More

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Seumuss, Owner at Seumus's Irish Bar, responded to this review

Good afternoon Matt and Bonnie Thanks you very much for the fantastic review. We enjoyed your company as much as you enjoyed The Irish Bar. Be sure to drop on in next time you are in town. The Pizza will still be the Best and the beer will be poured to perfection. Enjoy your travels :) More

Renwick, New Zealand
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Cosy little pub in Picton, worth the drive from Blenheim on a boring Saturday. We went for a walk on the Picton waterfront then ducked in for a pint, and ended up staying for pizza. It might seem odd to have an Irish pizzeria, but our pizza was fresh and tasty, and the staff were welcoming - no complaints here!

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TheIrishPicton, Owner at Seumus's Irish Bar, responded to this review

Thank You Kat for your kind review of The Irish, Picton. Glad to offer you a Cosy Pub to hang out in and enjoy our hospitality while your traveling on your short Road Trips from Blenheim. Thanks for all your help!!! Neal & Staff More

Taupo, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A warm and comforting little place on a cold wet night in Picton. Much smaller than the usual mainstream Irish pubs but definitely Irish in theme.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This little pub turned out to be fantastic! Centrally located and serves food until a very reasonable hour. We were instantly at home in the small yet welcoming beer house. They had a great selection of tap and bottled beer as well as cider. The pizzas were amazing! The Hawaiian and Shrimp pizzas are our favourites, they are nice thinner... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Seamus's used to be a regular destination when ever we were in Picton, it was a very typical Irish Pub serving really good wholesome Pub Grub - So, it was a complete shock when we turned up there on a cold Tuesday night to find that now the only food on offer is PIZZA.........the place was empty and did not... More

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seumuss, Owner at Seumus's Irish Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback, but we have had a great response to our change of menu. The beer and wine are still good. The atmosphere is great. Hope to see you next time your in town. More

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