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Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn
Ranked #21 of 977 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Christchurch, New Zealand
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I dine out a lot and go to a wide range of restaurants in Christchurch and all over New Zealand .
Pomeroys for me is the best consistent quality food and service in Christchurch. The staff care about there work place and do an amazing job. I think Pomeroys is one of those "City Gems" . The wine list is good fantastic range of beer , for me its about the range of food and its well priced , the owner is always making improvements and has put a big effort into the historic building and the out door areas.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Tim S
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lots of craft beers & great food”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

The 'ye olde English pub' thing is neither here nor there for me, but this pub has 31 craft beers on tap and the food is great too. I recommend the lamb ragout.

Thank SJH1970
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pork crackling!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

This pub serves pork crackling on a plate as nibbles, how fantastic is that! Great selection of craft beers, good atmosphere and the food is over and beyond average for pub food, highly recommend everyone to pay a visit to this little gem in Christchurch :-)

Visited May 2014
Thank Albie H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great old English style Pub, fine Ale's and fantastic food...”
Reviewed May 15, 2014


I have been here a few times now, both for their fine Ales and to enjoy a meal.
I have never yet been disappointed!

The style of the place is one of an old English pub, and this is done very well indeed. No faux beams, staged antiques or whatever, unlike so many of the “themed” pubs that seem to have sprung up over the last few years. The place is genuinely “old”, and you don’t feel that the cast of Eastenders are outside having their stage makeup applied ready to rush in with a “Cor blimey, what’s up Guv”… nope, the place is just not cheesy.

I have to say I am a fan of good Ale, and which is served at the correct temperature. I have a dislike for freezing cold lager beers which unfortunately seems to pass for Ale these days! Anyway, Pomeroy’s always have on hand (or hand pump), a great selection of fine Ale, including guest beers, all of which are far far better than the chilled pressurized p**s that 99% of other pubs sell exclusively.

As for the food, well, it is good fare indeed, which is a good thing. It would be a shame to serve great Ale and have the food let the side down. On the contrary, the food is as good as the Ale, indeed they compliment each other. The last meal I had was their Spicy Pulled Poke sandwich. My God, it was so tasty, and unbelievably filling, and yes, I can eat! I would say that if you are even considering being on a diet, DON’T order this. It has about 100 trillion mega-joules of stored energy. It is dripping in juicy succulence, literally. If harnessed, the energy from this “meal” would be enough to power the grid that feeds the whole of Christchurch city for a day… at least! That said, I’m sure its no worse than going out for a Pizza, except it is one of, if not THE most enjoyable hot meat sandwiches you will ever have in your life. WOW. This washed down with a pint of Cassels Best Bitter….. heaven!

As I don’t live close by, I’m planning to stay over one evening in one of Pomeroy’s guest rooms, as a romantic getaway treat for me and my wife (I’m sure she will see my ploy here), and of course driving home wont be an issue… (yeah, I’m sure it will be obvious to her). When this happens I will write up the report for TA… by which I mean the room etc, nothing else!

Downsides to Pomeroys, well not many. Okay the Ales are not cheap, but they are so far ahead of the usual stuff that its not a fair comparison to make. One thing however, is that Pomeroy’s opening hours are a bit strange, and also the kitchen isn’t always open for meals even when the pub itself might be open. However, the quality of their food reflects that of a superbly run kitchen and staffed by professionals who know what they are doing. I’m supposing that they don’t have a rotational three shift crew of “burger flippers”, but instead have quality Chef’s who on their days off may be seen scouring the countryside for fresh ingredients or walking their Truffle pigs through forests of Old English Oaks in search of black gold…… anyway, that’s what I like to think.

So, if you like great Ale or want to impress a client maybe (or take the wife for a romantic getaway… to a Pub), give Pomeroy’s a try.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Kevin1962
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Pub!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Love this place, so cosy with an awesome menu, huge drinks selection and super friendly staff. Fond memories of coming in one day and the owner was handing around a huge platter of fresh bread and cheese to everyone - such a nice touch!

Visited October 2013
Thank Laura J
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