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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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European, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service serving excellent food from a varied menu. Very clean bar ,very popular day and night

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Thank grahamrM1844WN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place, if not a bit NOISY. Great beer and wow the PORK RIBS! Gotta try the PORK RIBS. Not suitable for kids, but great for after work or with mates. Nice live singing and performance.

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Thank CCLY
Auckland, New Zealand
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

have been three times recently with work colleagues and first class. A busy place serviing up good value food at reasonable prices. Good for groups as well. Tried the F&Chip meal which was superb!

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Thank Phila987
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the atmosphere it provides such in it's own history and they have love music Thursday Friday and Saturday night's. Pub grub food but still huge portions.

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Thank Hayley H
Smithton, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our last night in Rororua and we dined here. The atmosphere was great. The meal was beautiful, all cooked exactly how we liked it. The staff were energetic and happy ( always smiling)

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Thank Jodie W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a nice place. The people were very friendly. We enjoyed the large fireplace on a cold rainy night. So cozy and warm. Good was great. Had the lamb shanks and pulled pork Yummy!

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Thank Ontheroadagain467
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very busy Saturday night with several events in Rotorua, and the Bledisloe cup game. About half an hour wait for a table and 45 minutes wait for food, we were pre-warned of this...so to be expected. The bar staff were friendly and efficient. We didn't order Burgers, but the table next to us did and the portions were huge...noticed... More 

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Thank markandsue-84
Gore, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere along with a roaring fire and good musician. Spare ribs very good. Ceasar Salad - menu stated that this comes with a "hard" boiled egg. When I asked if I could get a "soft" boiled egg, the answer came back from the chef that he "would try". He didn't succeed! Really, a soft egg? Didn't think it was... More 

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Thank KAA44
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Not too much to ask for at all. Sorry. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for the first time, was really looking forward to the ribs, and I was not disappointed at all. These ribs were to die for....just one huge big plate of oh so yumm ribs! Hubby had the pork belly and daughter had the schnitzel...they were both impressed with their meals too!

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Thank djdallas2015
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Excellent - so glad we got it right for you! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we had some 4 year olds being unattended by their parents. I find it it totally inappropriate for people to go out with kids to a bar and let them run around and roll toys across the floor of a pub. Get a babysitter if you don't want to watch your kids... I also feel that management should have... More 

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Thank Lauren V
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Fair call. We hate kids out of control and running around too. We will see if we can find out what day it was and chat to the staff that were on that day. It doesn't happen often at all so staff should recall this. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
European, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 3025
Description
Visit the Pig & Whistle Historic Pub and enjoy the warm historic atmosphere of one of the most popular bars in Rotorua. Craft Beer on tap, Kopiko Bay wines, Pub Meals and live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Our friendly staff will make your visit one you'll want to repeat.Centrally located in a classic piece of bold 1940's architecture, the Pig & Whistle is a local landmark with a great history.Our pub menu includes favourites like Seafood Chowder, New Zealand Lamb Salad and Pork Spare Ribs and we cater to children also. Our Snack Menu is available from 11.30Am till Close, 7 Days a week and we have a great selection of desserts. We have big screen Hi Definition Sky Digital TV. Catch your favourite sport on one of the big screens.

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