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Pukemanu Tavern

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The Square, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
06 306 9606
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Awesome pub

We were in Martinborough recently for the Cruise Martinborough and ate at this pub for the 3 nights we were in town. Out of 4 of us we each ordered something different every night and between the service and the food we certainly couldnt fault anything. The staff were all friendly and when the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Herbies1
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Martinborough recently for the Cruise Martinborough and ate at this pub for the 3 nights we were in town. Out of 4 of us we each ordered something different every night and between the service and the food we certainly couldnt fault anything. The staff were all friendly and when the courtesy van was available they did... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good basic pub food. Friendly staff and good value for money. Very large meals too. We couldn't finish our mains and took home a doggy bag.

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Thank Sherralynne
Bozeman, Montana
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ordered a cider, but they did not have but they were friendly and pointed to beer that i would enjoy .

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Thank SRQREEF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here after going for a walk at Patuna Chasm on Saturday. Was reccommended by a local. And will not regret it. And WILL BE BACK!! Had Corys Man Grill. WOW!! For the price of it it was amazing. The tastes were so good and the meal left me dying!! I wanted more but couldn't fit in anymore. One... More 

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Thank Jason H
Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If great pub food done really well is what you're after and you don't want to spend a fortune ..then this is your place ..the ribs were ' fall off the bone meltingly good " the Scotty burger was huge ...the MAN grill was a feast ..see it to believe it :) great service ! Visit here !

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Thank LeighnLane
Martinborough, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

'Nuff said. Cheapest beer and most local of local company. Welcoming and friendly bar; with a great value family-orientated restaurant adjoining the pub. Don't expect to find much choice of local wines here!

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Thank Phil C
Perth
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A typical small town public bar pub. Not much character, very 80's. The house white is terrible, but I probably should have had a beer in a place like this.

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Thank Sue B
UK
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my lunch here. Service friendly and pleasant. Liked the bottle of water promptly put on table which I guzzled all of. Having just arrived after a 3 day overnight 3 flight trip from UK, was a tad dehydrated. Ordered the Scotty special burger after much deliberation as there was a good menu. It was very good albeit a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Pukemanu Tavern is located in the heart of Martinborough at the Square. The hotel is large & caters for the locals. Evidently; "The Pukemanu Tavern was developed by Lion Breweries as a one of the first of the ‘neighbourhood tavern’ that Lion rolled out around New Zealand in the 1970’s. The Pukemanu Tavern site was previously occupied by the... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

By chance, decided to try out the Pukemanu's pub meals. We both ordered the Beef Schnitzel and were astounded at the size of the meals which were delivered to our table. Just make sure you go with a ravenous appetite! There was no way we could finish our meals which seemed a real waste of good food, but what we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: 06 306 9606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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