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Cork & Keg

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English, British, Wine Bar, Brew Pub
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33 inkerman street, Renwick, New Zealand
03 5729328
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The new owners offer even worse food

I did not think the food could get worse than under the old owners but the new owners have certainly managed to serve worse food. The menu consists of Open Sandwiches, toasted sandwiches paninis & a choice of two pies. The Steak pie I ordered was either stale or been reheated the pastry was like... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
exwinemaker
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Blenheim New Zealand
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  • Outdoor seating
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Blenheim New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I did not think the food could get worse than under the old owners but the new owners have certainly managed to serve worse food. The menu consists of Open Sandwiches, toasted sandwiches paninis & a choice of two pies. The Steak pie I ordered was either stale or been reheated the pastry was like concrete, if you manage to... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

After a day touring the vineyards on a bike the Cork and Keg was a fabulous choice to end the day. Food simple but well presented and fantastic value. Great choice of drinks too. Well worth a visit

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a great wee pub, friendly, good choice of drinks, nice atmosphere, good food on offer. Well set up for all seasons

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

English style pub with good atmosphere, a fireplace shared with the pub cat on his chair in prime position, and good pub food at a reasonable price.

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Brisbane
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The atmosphere was the only good thing about this pub. Beautiful old fire place with a friendly cat curled up next to it. The rest was disappointing to say the least. The steak was the worst I had had in New Zealand. We tried a local wine, as that was just what we did everywhere we travelled, and it was... More 

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Renwick, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

For a cool little pub in the heart of wine country the Cork and Keg is the place to be. A blend of kiwi hospitality and english charm

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Perth, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We called in here for a drink on a Friday night. I had a coffee and my husband had a beer. The pub reminded me of the scene in Lord of the Rings when the hobbits call in for a drink at the Prancing Pony in Bree and there is much noise and merriment. There is a nice outdoor area.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Described as an olde English country pub, and that's what it feels like. Great service, willing to make an extra little effort, great selection of drinks, a good pub menu, and yummy simple food. So relaxed, no pressure, a chill out zone.

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wise_rita
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129 reviews 129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We didn't have much of a choice but Cork & Keg thanks to drinking wine all day and not being able to drive anywhere farther afield. We were lucky to get any food at all since they closed the kitchen at an unreasonably early hour. It wasn't peak tourist season, but it was close enough to make that annoying. Therefore... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Called in there for a late lunch. Order snapper meal. I very much doubt the fish was snapper. Dreadful meal, and would never go back there again, the service was below average. The old bar lady was rude.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 inkerman street, Renwick, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Renwick
  • Phone Number: 03 5729328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: English, British, Wine Bar, Brew Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?