Monteith's Brewing Company
Monteith's Brewing Company
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BreweriesBeer Tastings & Tours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Located in Greymouth on the West Coast, Monteith's Brewery is the original home of craft brewing in New Zealand and is a recognised Qualmark Gold visitor experience. This is thanks to our great hospitality, fabulous menu, prompt service and wonderful stories; not to mention, our selection of award-winning beers and ciders. Come and enjoy something from our locally inspired menu, explore our range of craft beers and ciders with a tasting tray, enjoy our free museum or shop all things Monteith's. While you’re here, take a guided 45-minute brewery experience tour to learn about all the wonders of craft beer and the brewing process in our state of the art, modern facility. You’ll also get to pour your own beer from the tap, and get some great discounts on great West Coast activities. Tours take place 7 days a week at 4pm.
Greymouth, New Zealand

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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NickyP54
Bargara, Australia1,485 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Monteith's colourful heritage dates back to 1868, but a recent backflip by parent company DB Breweries has resulted in the creation of the current, rather blingy brewbar, as opposed to closing the whole site down and moving production to Auckland.

Punters have the option of booking one of the regular brewery tours (we just missed the last one of the day), purchasing from a raft of good looking merch, having a feed, or just sampling the current range of craft beers, which imho are all still a click below those produced by the best independent NZ brewers.

Staff appeared pretty non-plussed by their duties, but I found the large memorabilia area most interesting and the individually named fermentation vessels rather cute. Overall, it's pleasing to see the operational presence of this historical company retained on the West Coast.
Written 11 June 2024
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Sightseer55199842464
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great spot for a beer by the fire, awesome building with lots of seating options, the staff were friendly and polite and the food was very nice, we had the sweet chilli garlic bread, it was nice! Washed down with a beautiful pint of Original 👌🏻 🍺
Written 28 May 2024
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Taranaki2014
New Plymouth, New Zealand118 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Poorly trained waiting staff delivered an entree at the same time as a main and argued it was a main when clearly it was ordered off the entree menu. There was no interest in putting things right or respecting the customer. Another example of poorly trained staff. We wouldn’t bother going back.
Written 10 May 2024
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Waynedvh
Hokitika, New Zealand4,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Monteiths Brewery Greymouth should be on your trip list not only a great range of their beers, ciders but a lovely menu to suit all diners.
My go to was their lightly beer battered gurdard fish meal just the best.
If in town well worth dropping in you won't be disappointed.
Written 29 April 2024
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Thank you for the 5 stars and lovely review Wayne! We're glad you enjoyed our beers, ciders, and menu. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, cheers!
Written 29 April 2024
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Lele S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Bières are not longer Brewer here.

Staff. Unprofessionals ++ Rude +++
It seems like the presence of customers disturb their peace.

To add another layer to the lack of professionalism, before placing my order, I wanted to know what kind of beer was being sold at the counter, but she didn't even know, so she invited me to read about it at the back of the bar and come back to order the right beer.

No knowledge about the particularities not flavors of each beer to advise about which one to choose.

They were wrong to treat us this way, we will not include them in our recommendations for the 2025 guide.

PROFESSIONALISM CERO

A disgrace
Written 27 April 2024
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Hi Lele, I am disheartened to read this unfair review and must respectfully disagree. I was present during your time at our establishment and your demeanor changed upon learning paying cash would not exempt you from our public holiday surcharge. From what I observed during your visit, our team addressed your inquiries with knowledge and attentiveness. A team member gave you tasting notes to further help your selection. When your meal was served, you expressed concern at the bar regarding the portion size, indicating that you were unable to consume it all and requested a refund. I kindly explained that refunds are not available based on the inability to finish a meal. It's unfortunate that you chose to leave an unfair review based on not receiving what you wanted during your visit.
Written 28 April 2024
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Vacation21100721513
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Good average, not much choice and very overpriced. Waitresses too La h yo come offer more drinks or clear tables.
Lots of staff standing round playing with their hair! Order arrived incorrect and staff disputed this. Manager young dumb and inexperienced and blatantly rude and obnoxious! Complained higher up but The Brewery ducky card if was just all about getting customers money !
Written 21 March 2024
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Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Apologies the food missed the mark for you, and you found our menu offerings insufficient. I trust you may have noticed that our establishment does not offer table service. Instead, guests are kindly requested to proceed to the bar for ordering additional rounds of drinks. We’ll take your feedback on clearing tables and address this internally. We highly value constructive feedback and believe in fostering growth. However, labelling our team members as dumb and inexperience lacks constructive value. Let’s prioritise constructive dialogue over personal criticism. Upon reviewing the wording of your feedback, it appears there may be opportunities for mutual understanding and improvement.
Written 24 March 2024
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LandN449
Nelson, New Zealand145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a pint of IPA and a glass of wine. The beer is average craft beer but at a very good price. The fish and chips with coleslaw was the real winner at $31. At least 6 pieces of gurnard and the crispy chips were the best. Definitely would've again.
Written 20 February 2024
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How good! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. You know where to find us when you need your fish and chips fix again.
Written 26 February 2024
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Xante
Yorkshire, UK1,270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great place with a good vibe. Called for a couple of beers, great service, great beer. Didn’t eat so unable to comment on food quality, what we did see looked good.
Written 3 February 2024
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Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the good vibe, great service, and excellent beer during your visit. Even though you didn't try the food, we appreciate your positive observations. We hope to see you again soon John!
Written 6 February 2024
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Jan T
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Did an afternoon tour after arriving on the train from Christchurch, collecting cycles, finding our Airbnb, a cup of tea and then the Brewery tour. Great tour with small group, we all stayed on after the tour and had drinks and dinner together. Good staff, very knowledgeable and friendly. The beer tasting was good as was dinner and company.
Written 3 January 2024
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What a jampacked day of fun! We're thrilled you had a blast on our tour and stuck around for drinks, dinner, and fantastic company. Our staff is all about creating unforgettable memories for our guests. Hope to have you back for more fun soon!
Written 4 January 2024
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GPM NZ
Ashburton, New Zealand42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I love beer and taste all kinds wherever we go. We did the taster trays and lunch on two occasions, Real great service and very nice food. The only negative was that there were non of the 2 favorite beers we tasted to buy. Very sad lol.
Written 31 December 2023
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Cheers fellow beer enthusiast! Thrilled to hear you enjoyed our tasting trays and lunch – your taste buds have great taste. Others were such beer enthusiasts that they polished off the entire supply before you even arrived! Thanks for the 5 stars - we are stocked up and ready for your next visit.
Written 2 January 2024
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