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“Bangers, mash 'n peas ... and mustn't forget the onion gravy!”

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Horse and Jockey Inn
Ranked #5 of 7 Matamata B&B and Inns
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
“Bangers, mash 'n peas ... and mustn't forget the onion gravy!”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Called into the Horse & Jockey for lunch last Wednesday and ordered the above. Three huge beef sausages arrived on a bed of mash surrounded by peas in loads of super gravy. A must try.
Service was A1!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

A nice place to spend a night - a very comfy bed (which is of crucial importance after a 36-hour trip) and great value. A bit moldy shower curtain and some cobweb on the bathroom window won't spoil your stay. Note, that wifi is free, no matter what booking com says, but remote rooms are not covered.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Service slow, tables werent cleared between entree, main and dessert . Food ok. Fish and chips good. Risotto bad. Ran out of duck. Asked for the bill at end of night after 20minutes still no bill, went to see where it was and the waitress was having a fag. Overall we wont be returning ever again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had the room (with shared bathroom), economy style.
Facilities were VERY minimal and basic. Room is pretty much just the bed. No sound proofing in the room, which means all the noise of the pub below floats upstairs. Drunken cursing into the wee hours was an issue. WiFi use was via code, and did not work in the rooms, only the pub (at the bar) downstairs.
In saying that the Inn was ideally located in the small town. Everything was within walking distance.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

At such a cheap rate per night, you can't really complain.
The place wasn't exactly clean, but was ok to sleep in. Room was really small, and loud music went on till early hours of the morning.
It wasn't the most professionally run place, but then like I said before at such a cheap rate, what more can you expect?

  • Stayed December 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

If you are expecting first class forget it , but if you are after a cheap rate.. Fantastic comfy bed.. Hot shower (without soap etc.. We bought our own).. Clean rooms. staff and owner very friendly. Food was amazing,, wine best price I have had and delicious.. Friendly great value.. Rooms small but all you need.. In all great stay thanks..

Room Tip: Close to hobbit country.. Not a resort.. But who needs them recommend for fun night and great food a...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stayed here Saturday night as I had been at the races and it is a convenient option. My room was very clean and tidy, the bed was great. I came back from the races and took a shower, however I slipped getting out and cut my head open, when I came downstairs to ask for another towel as blood was on my other one, the staff here took over, they wouldn't let me do anything, even though the place was busy they took amazing care of me and made me feel nothing was a problem, they patched me up, cleaned my room, ordered me a meal which was fantastic and kept checking on me every 15min or so. I was very impressed with everything, amazing service, food (perfect pint of Guinness) and the atmosphere feels like a real pub. Thanks for looking after me guys, I will recommend you and definitely be back. A+++++

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Horse and Jockey Inn
Address: 85 Arawa St, Matamata, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Matamata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Horse and Jockey Inn we are proud to be an Award Winning business. We are a family restaurant, tavern, serving good food, lunch and dinner time. Our aim is to create a homely atmosphere, with background music so you can still enjoy a pleasant conversation during your lunch/dinner. We have plenty of space to cater for larger functions, birthdays, anniversaries and so on. We have a great sun facing courtyard for you to enjoy and relax. We have live music playing most Friday nights. On the second floor we offer 15 rooms for accommodation, single, twin, queen and family size, with private or shared bathroom. A small kitchenette with fridge, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities is available for our guests, fire regulations prevent us from offering full cooking facilities, enjoy our food below. Our focus is keeping the rooms simple and affordable, no TV supplied, feel free to watch downstairs. Limited Free Zenbu (50MB) WiFi available, in the general areas. We are in the centre of town an easy walk to catch the free bus from the I site to the Hobbiton Movie set. ... more   less 
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