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Crafty TROUT Brewing Co.

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135 Tongariro Street | Taupo's Main Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-929 8570
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pretzels” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (44 reviews)
“trout” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Austrian, Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
135 Tongariro Street | Taupo's Main Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place great beer nice food staff ok well worth a visit very dodgy music😁😉pizzas are good I had the ribs great taste fell off the bone

Thank dave50England
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on recommendation from Marty from Fish Taupo to cook our freshly caught trout. Had our fish, a few beers and ended up getting a pizza as well. All delicious! Anton definitely knows his beers and will happily answer any questions. We will be...More

1  Thank troymitchell80
Polariceskiwi, Brewmaster at Crafty TROUT Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many Thanks for your review! Anton... PS Marty is cool , isnt he!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a kiwi and have been coming to Taupō ever since l was little and had no idea this incredible place existed! The quintessential Austrian Bier Bar, Crafty Trout Brewing delivers in spades on authenticity, classic gastro pub food (highly recommend the pork belly burger),...More

Thank Duncan H
Polariceskiwi, Brewmaster at Crafty TROUT Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, What can I say Duncan... WoW!! Remind me to pay you on your next visit! Prost!! Anton

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is going for an alpine, Bavarian theme and they pull it off with the beers. At $10-$13 a pint it's pretty reasonable and they have a deck out front upstairs which is good for a sunny day. The only thing that was lacking...More

Thank Hix0
Polariceskiwi, Brewmaster at Crafty TROUT Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for your nice review. As the Brewmaster I do try to spend time with our staff teaching them the styles of beer we serve. Problem is we have alot of Beer Snobs come in whos goal, amoungst be tasting, is to try...More

Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Excellent find! The BEST spare ribs I ever had! Good beer, very comfy sofas and FAST, unlimited wifi (unheard of in NZ), lovely if overworked waitress. Only down side - nice ambient jazz music turned to horrific loud Euro-pop as the evening went on. Please...More

Thank kjf83
Polariceskiwi, Brewmaster at Crafty TROUT Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your Nice Review. Yes I know that euro pop evening disaster! Problem solved. The main music PC crashed permanently and I had only a small choice of how to solve it. Suffice to say Problem solved. Cheers Anton

Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely place for food & drinks, great staff, great atmosphere, highly recommend a visit if your in the area, visited a few times at different times of day, awesome experience each time. 5*

Thank Maria J
Polariceskiwi, Brewmaster at Crafty TROUT Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many Thanks for your Kind Review... Anton

Reviewed December 18, 2017

I guess I like the name of this place the most. But the wood siding and ambiance are a step above most. They had a good selection of beers meaning at least one or more IPA's and an American Pale Ale and an amber. Food...More

Thank runtrails
Polariceskiwi, Brewmaster at Crafty TROUT Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Many thanks for your review. And Thanks for remarking about the level on prices for NZ!, Have a fun trip too!

Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

We called in briefly during our road trip just to have a drink and see what the place was like and were pleasantly suprised. We didn't have any food but we had the wheat beer and cider on tap and we both loved our beverages....More

Thank Charlene G
Polariceskiwi, Brewmaster at Crafty TROUT Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Many Thanks and I hope your Trip is Fun! Anton

Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here and although we were first in line and had ordered drinks, the staff took all the orders from 4 couples arriving after we came AND served them before us! Never seen anything like it, very odd. Beer was good and lunch...More

3  Thank Nicole S
Polariceskiwi, Brewmaster at Crafty TROUT Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

I looked at Surveillance footage of your service/visit with the intention to correct our staff actions as I was mortified buy such a terrible business killing rating. (especially for a Husband Wife 2 person operation that we are during lunch service). However on reviewing the...More

Reviewed December 2, 2017

Great location - great staff - great beer ... disappointed that we could not have stayed longer - will definitely be visiting next time in Taupo

Thank FJM1948
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Rod_Smith_001
August 18, 2015|
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Response from CraftyTROUTBrewingCo | Property representative |
We have our Cider at a Suspended CO2 level at 2.6 when drunk at 3 Degrees Celsius. This is between average to high! Warming and drink will have the effect of reducing the apparent suspended CO2. Serving Warmer Cider in the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $37
Cuisine
Austrian, Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Tongariro Street | Taupo's Main Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-929 8570
  • E-mail
Description
Craft Beer Made on location in the Main Street on Taupo! Free FIBRE WiFi, Friendly, Hobbit Friendly (can we say that?)Take-away Food, Pizzas, and BEER...Yes beer! Political incorrectness may be requested! Brewery Tours available daily at 11am and 1pm. We specialise at trying to have theories to solve all the worlds problems... However we aren't very good at it! Tall fishing stories welcome, but never believed!
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