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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a great experience with the family. Staff not welcoming, food average and amenities poor. The menu is limited and food poor quality - limited options and not tasty, the fish was from frozen/packaged. Not recommended for dinner. Disappointing

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Brunswick Heads, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this pub over the brown pub across the street as it looked less grubby. That may have been the case but $9 for a beer at a pub is getting ridiculous. It was empty, no decent service (despite being early evening), no atmosphere, no fire even though it was a cold night and was ready to be lit.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have the time, drop into the blue pub for a cold beer and some warm food. Great NZ pub. We stopped in after a day's skiing and the fire was roaring and it topped off a great day. Kids had plenty of space to run around outside.

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Thank Jobber1
BluePub, Manager at Blue Pub Methven, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments:) That fire definitely does the bizzo. Hope you come back again! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are at 2nd floor while the ground floor is the pub and restaurant. The 3 beds room we have was reasonable spacious. It is clean and beds are comfortable. The shared bathrooms and shower room are not as warm as we want in the middle of july. The only problem we encounter during our stay was the internet connection... More 

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Thank Alex W
BluePub, Manager at Blue Pub Methven, responded to this review

Sorry to hear the internet was down during your stay. We have identified a hardware issue and are currently replacing a faulty unit. I will also look into the bathrooms temperature, we have heaters set to timers so I will check on them. Thanks for the comments. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This was more backpacker accommodation than I realised when we booked. Handy to Mt Hutt but i didn't get a good night sleep. Old bed linen, toilet was miles away as was the shower and there was far too much light coming into the rooms from glass windows above the door to the room. Looks freshly painted which was good... More 

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BluePub, Manager at Blue Pub Methven, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to be specific about your experience. We certainly make a big effort in our advertising to be transparent and although our rooms are not ensuited, the bathrooms are clean and new. We also accept that the Blue Pub is not highly recommended for families with young children as we have regular live music... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Arrived very late and left early, but beds were comfy and room was clean. Shared bathrooms were clean too. Small kitchen area to make some brownie. Overall, suited exactly what I needed and very reasonably priced ($40 for a single). Staff were friendly. Free WiFi too. I'd imagine in the winter there is a really fun vibe :)

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BluePub, Manager at Blue Pub Methven, responded to this review
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here on Saturday night, a fabulous chicken curry with roti and the most divine salmon and potatoes. Awesome service from efficient, friendly staff. Well done Blue Pub, keep up the great work - people will definitely travel for delicious, consistent food!

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BluePub, Manager at Blue Pub Methven, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 star review! We will pass on your comments to our fabulous staff:) More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

You literally sleep on top of a bar. We stayed a Saturday to Sunday and I guess that drops the grade from us. Live music to 2 in the night and when we got to our car in the morning someone had written obscene statements all over our car! When I asked the staff for something to wash it of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The Blue Pub is right in the centre of Methven,and is a well known "watering hole" for locals and visitors. It has a nice outlook facing northwest across an open area with outside tables We visited on Easter Sunday for an evening meal. The bar service was friendly and prompt, and our meals arrived quite quickly, even though there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Best steaks we have ever had in 25 years of coming to NZ is what my clients told me and I would have to agree great staff and cold beer in fact we are heading back again tomorrow for another steak. I have taken fishing client there 6 times and every time it's been great

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BluePub, Manager at Blue Pub Methven, responded to this review

Great to hear and thanks for taking the time to post a review. Hope you catch some fish also! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Budget accommodation in true authentic kiwi pub style. Warm, clean and comfortable rooms with singles, twins, doubles, king size beds and two quad rooms to cater for larger groups. Large common room and TV lounge as well as fully renovated kitchen and bathrooms. High speed Wi-fi. Off street parking, restaurant and bar on site. Mt Hutt ski area transport departs across the road. Walking, mountain biking, golf courses, rafting, fishing, skiing & snowboarding all close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Pub Methven

Address: 2 Barkers Road, Methven 7730, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Price Range: $54 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Pub Methven 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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