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“The worst place we visited in New Zealand”
Review of Cork & Keg

Cork & Keg
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Renwick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: British, Wine Bar, Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: An old English style Pub serving Tea, coffee and meals with a fully stocked bar. Open from 10am everyday excluding Christmas Day.
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The worst place we visited in New Zealand”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Being Brits in New Zealand we were told we should visit the 'British pub' in Renwick.
This pub is what's known in England as a 'dive'. If you want a gruff landlady, inedible food and be overcharged for it then go.
After all the great service & food we had elsewhere it was a stark reminder of the worst there is.

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English first
Stockholm
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87 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quiet but still cosy”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place is really cosy and the staff are friendly. We were here a night in December 2012 and only a few other quests was here. We just had drinks and some bar snack and played some games provided by the bar.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Resigenochigen
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not the Best”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

A friend ordered a Soda water and was served tonic water. Menu was lack lustre but a nice courtyard and nice friendly locals.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Edward H
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
“Good atmosphere...less than average food”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Good atmosphere, the locals were friendly, the food was definitely below par. Bland, tough rib eye steak, no seasoning, average salad with too much dressing and an exorbitant price tag. Such a shame with the wonderful service.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Cheylie
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Sydney, Australia
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144 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Pub Food that is ordinary”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Renwick is not a large town and there are limited places to dine. The Cork and Keg is one of the few pubs that provides food and drink. We were a party of four, one had the Fishermans sea food basket, which was made up of all fried food with a large quantity of potato chips and easily recharged the cholesterol levels. Two had the beef hot pot and Yorkshire Pudding. It was served in small pottery pie dishes with the Pudding floating on top and was tasty even though the pudding was leathery and forgettable. One had the Rib Eye Steak and chips. It was ordered medium cooked and arrived well done. The chips, which accompanied most if not all dishes, were crisp and there was some salad on the side. The rib eye was tasty even though the most expensive dish on offer. Over all the meal provided sustenance, but was forgettable – even for a pub meal.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Foxey2
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