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Jacksons Tavern

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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4570 Otira Highway | Jacksons, Otira 7875, New Zealand
+64 3-738 0887
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Southampton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is such a great spot to stop for a look at your map to plan your next impulsive adventure, as you may not realize by the computer of the beauty you are surrounded by. Sit down and soak in the views. Some of the best through the pass! Beautiful pub.

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1 Thank aar0n897
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

stopped in on a drive from christchurch to greymouth. definitely a highlight of the drive. one of the best pubs ive been in. amazing memorabilia and captures the lifestyle of the historic west coast. we were told that the day we were there was the last day that the pub was open but we were later told by locals that... More 

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Thank andydouglas96
Douglas, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

You can not pass the Jacksons without stopping to call in. Fantastic olde pub with lovely staff, fare and a great open fire. Let it rain outside the atmosphere is good in here. AAA

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Thank Andrew D
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We stopped at Jacksons Tavern briefly during our drive through Arthur's Pass from the West Coast towards CHC. We only had takeout (the egg & bacon homemade pastries and a cappuccino), but we wished we could have stayed for longer. The ambiance in the tavern is delightful: they have a large cozy fireplace, mostly wood interiors, and some very nice... More 

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Thank Felipe O
Singapore
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Jacksons Retreat and easyish walking distance for a relaxed couple of drinks and good food. Very friendly staff.

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Thank ChrisWalder
West Coast
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I went for lunch with a group of about 20 friends on a rainy day early in December. The staff of Jacksons Tavern were very welcoming and a fire was roaring in their huge stone fireplace. We had time to relax with a drink on the comfortable seating in front of the fire before lunch. We had a choice of... More 

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1 Thank clarebs
Greymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Had an excellent evening meal with a perfectly cooked steak and beer battered gurnard. The staff were friendly and welcoming and it was nice and relaxing. The strawberry cheesecake dessert was the best cheesecake I've ever tasted!

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had lunch and were the only ones there. Bit unfortunate as its a great place and very cosy and welcoming. The meals were very good and the staff very friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to go back there. I recommend people stopping in.

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1 Thank 183foodie
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

On wet, windy and misty morning on the road between Christchurch and Hokitika, stopped in for a great coffee and breakfast. Warm welcome from the staff. Great to see it open again.

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1 Thank Heather K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We stopped in on the way back to Christchurch. Coffee and Cheese platter ( driving so no Beer ) great food and great place to stop for a reviver.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $24
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4570 Otira Highway | Jacksons, Otira 7875, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Otira
  • Phone Number: +64 3-738 0887
Description
Jacksons Tavern is a Historic Tavern on state Highway 73 that runs between Christchurch and Greymouth / Hokitika.
We offer a warm welcoming environment with a great range of food ranging from Cafe Style Pacific Rim Cuisine and includes a range of Muffins, Sandwiches and Cakes, through to full a la carte menu with a wide selection of option during evening dining We specialise in quality New Zealand heritage cuisine.
Drop in on your travels through the amazing scenic countryside for a break, have a drink and enjoy some of the hearty food on offer.
We offer free Wifi to check the emails.
WINTER HOURS 2015 - Wednesday to Sunday from 9.00 Am till 5.00 Pm - We will be open until 7.30 Pm Fridays which is locals night and Saturday evening by arrangement

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