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“After a hard day cycling, to then find heaven.”
Review of Pitches Store

Pitches Store
Ranked #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in Ophir
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Aust
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“After a hard day cycling, to then find heaven.”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is a wonderfully restored historic building that has a total modern comfortable edge. Colleen and her staff cannot do enough for their guests. They are welcoming and feel like coming home to family.

One feature that they offer which is keeping up with modern travellers is, 4 power outlets on each side of the bed head. One for the bedside light, and the other three for the phone, iPad, and camera chargers. Great forward thinking.

If you're doing the Otago rail trail it's a fantastic way to finish a hard day cycling, especially if you've experienced head winds. They have an outdoor spa that is HOT and revitalises the body. So truly enjoyed this little bit of relaxation. But if you think it stops there think again, they have for your use gowns, slippers and extra towels to use. I actually feel like I've gone to a health resort not a boutique accommodation and restaurant, seemingly in the middle of nowhere.

Now to dine and experience the food which from the aromas from the kitchen.... I cannot wait any longer to order from the menu.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stopped by the wonderful village of Ophir whilst doing part of the Rail trail and on our wanders we popped into Pitches Store for a nosey...What a wonderful place to sit back and enjoy a couple of glasses of Vino in the sunny courtyard, Hosts were marvelous & spoke to some friendly locals, could have spent the whole weekend here - but had bookings elsewhere. We will be back to stay next time.

  • Visited January 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“I must stop on the rail trail”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful treat to stay at Pitches Store. The building is a beautifully restored 19th Century original. The rooms are very comfortable, the food is excellent, and Colleen and David could not be nicer hosts. This is one not to miss.

Visited December 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Exquisite food in sublime surroundings”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Our hostess actually picked us up and from Tiger Hill as there is no local taxi service. The building has been fully restored and redecorated - obviously a labour of love. We dined on a special of Merino lamb racks served with ratatouille, matched with Central Otago pinot noir. Absolutely delicious!

Visited December 2013
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Wellington
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing Function at Pitches”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We have just had our 25th Wedding Anniversary at Pitches Store in Ophir - the perfect place for that special function. Although we live in Wellington, I had previously visited Pitches Store for the most amazing meal and decided that it was the perfect place to hold our 25th.

Colleen and all the staff were truly amazing, nothing was a problem and made our day very special - one to remember forever. Everyone who attending had a wonderful evening.

Thanks again Colleen for making our day so special.

  • Visited November 2013
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