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Blue Pub Methven

2 Barkers Road, Methven 7730 New Zealand
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Right in the middle of Mt Hutt Village you’ll find The Blue Pub Methven, and you can’t miss it, because it’s, well…blue. Perfectly situated a short drive from no less than six different ski fields, and the famous Mt Hutt Ski Area is but a snowball’s throw away. A truly gorgeous building with sweeping verandahs, and inside you’ll find a warm welcome, cold beer, excellent wine, delicious food and relaxing, comfortable accommodation perfect after a day of adventure in this awesome part of the country. The Blue Pub Methven has budget accommodation available in true authentic kiwi pub style, ideal for skiers, backpackers and budget travellers. The rooms are warm, clean and comfortable, and there is also a small shared TV lounge, kitchenette and shared bathroom facilities. High speed Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the hotel and is complimentary when you stay with us. Also on offer is off street parking and best of all, you only need to walk across the road to catch your transport if you are heading up to Mt Hutt for a day of skiing or snowboarding.
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Non-smoking hotel
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Special diet menus
Shared bathroom
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Jo G wrote a review Jan 2024
Christchurch, New Zealand305 contributions38 helpful votes
Three of us visited for lunch after walking around town. We have all dined many times before but today, even a Public Holiday with surcharge, very disappointed in our meals. Vegetarian pizza thin base (ok) but toppings and cheese very dry. Did not seem freshly made. Chicken wraps with side of fries also not worth $25+ At least the chicken was tasty.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TheSnakebite wrote a review Mar 2023
Ohoka, New Zealand728 contributions166 helpful votes
Visited mid-week for lunch on a nice sunny day. Food was very good pub-style food. Lamb Shank and Chicken Wrap were great. Inside and outside seating. Great friendly service. Guiness on tap. Popular bar in the middle of Methven. Free parking close by.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Darren L wrote a review Oct 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions4 helpful votes
For what-ever reason, my entree and main (steak) arrived together. So I sent the main back to the kitchen as it would've just got cold while I ate my entree. To the full credit of the chef, when they brought my main out once I was ready for it, the whole meal had been completely re-cooked from fresh rather than tried to be kept warm. So 100% for service due a mistake on their part. 🤓
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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GeordieManners wrote a review Aug 2021
Queenstown, New Zealand88 contributions12 helpful votes
We booked a few months in advance for two nights arriving on a Monday night. A few days before we arrived we sent an email to let them know we would be arriving ln the evening as we were driving to Methven after a day on the ski field. On the Sunday we got stuck in Ohau due to blizzards on the highway and emailed again to say we would be later than we thought on the Monday night. We arrived late in the dark to find, to our disbelief, a sign that said "closed on Mondays". No staff anywhere. Lights off. Doors locked. We called the contact number on the website but there was no answer. We checked our phones/ voicemail and email - no word from them at all. Not even a reply to our email when we told them we would be late. They had three opportunities to let us know - once when we booked, once when we emailed them to let them know the time we would be arriving and once when we told them we would be late. Near the "Closed on Mondays" sign, there was another sign in the window that stated "for accommodation, go to the Brown Pub" which was the hotel over the road. We went in and asked if they knew where the reception staff were for the blue pub and if they had any numbers of anybody we could contact. They said they didn't know anybody who worked there but we should have received an email with a code to enter the building. Again we checked our email and booking messages but we didn't receive anything at all. No codes anywhere. We went back to the Blue pub as none of the staff at the Brown Pub seemed to be bothered about our situation. We realised there was a light on around the back of the pub above the delivery entrance where all the bins and empty kegs were. After trying to find a way in for another 20 mins or so we found a small sandwich bag pinned to a fence post with our booking name and key in it. No instructions and no info whatsoever. No opening times, no check out times, no contact details, nothing. We found the entrance after trying a couple of doors and when we entered the room we found it was absolutely FREEZING... they could have, at the very least, turned the heating on for us. The only heating was a small oil heater which would have taken hours to heat the room up. Not to worry though - when we found blood all over one of the bed's duvet, sheets and pillow we decided we weren't going to stay. I took some photos of the bed and had a walk around the hotel to see if i could find some staff anywhere... or at least somebody's contact number but there was nothing at all. Who would I contact if there were an emergency or a troublesome guest?? I found a guest in the kitchen who said that the owners of the blue pub also own the brown pub too so I should go to talk to them. We went back again to the Brown pub with pictures of the blood and asked for something to be done. The first thing I asked was if they were the same owners and could they contact them for us? to which the guy replied "no its different owners". I then explained that there was blood on the bed and his attitude changed, admitted they were the same owners and went to get the manager who asked to see the photos. The manager asked me to wait while he called the manager of the blue pub as there was no spare sheets for us to use and the only room he had was for one night and we might have to change in the morning. So... it turned out the the staff at the brown pub actually did have contact details and could have helped us when we first arrived?!? Eventually he sorted it out with the manager of the Blue Pub, we paid, and checked in around 1hr after arriving. He said that there was a possibility that we might have to change rooms in the morning before we go up the mountain but would let us know. We got up early to go up the mountain and to see if we needed to change rooms or go back to the other hotel but again, both receptions were closed and weren't open for a few more hours. No communication again. We decided to leave our things in the room and head up the mountain anyway. If the staff at either hotels couldn't be bothered to contact us, then we weren't going to bother ourselves and miss the only bus up the mountain. Why did you let us book if you were closed on Mondays? Or why wouldn't you tell us that it was closed? Why did we receive no late check in instructions? Why is there no contact info for guests in case of emergency? Why did the staff at the Brown pub pretend that they had nothing to do with the Blue Pub. Why did the not try to help us when we first arrived? And surely the staff who changed the beds would have seen the multiple blood stains on the sheets when they made the bed? It was the first thing I noticed as soon as I saw the bed. We had the inconvenience of the wild goose chase trying to find a key pinned to a fence post at the back of the building in the dark, blood stained sheets, freezing cold room, no communication, unhelpful staff, switch of hotel and waiting around while they tried to fix the problem. And again in the morning we couldn't find anybody to tell us if we needed to check out to go back to the original room. We received no apology whatsoever.. no refund.... no partial refund. They could have at least given us a free beer or a half price meal. They didn't even say the simple word "sorry", which is a pretty basic thing to screw up when the job involves customer service. I understand that COVID-19 has possibly had an impact on your business and staffing, but there is no excuse for the blood on the sheets, lack of communication from when the booking was made right up until the time we checked out... and worst of all was the lack of effort with some type, any type, of an apology. All round bad service guys - couldn't get much worse. Probably my worst experience at any accommodation.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Umhe wrote a review Jan 2021
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Visited here for dinner on New Years Day. Service was poor, we had to go and find our own menus, no one brought us any. We found it particularly uncomfortable that the bar staff requested our credit card to hold behind the bar while we ate ‘in case we ran away’. How rude and worrying. If we had other options to feed our children we would have left.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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LFC23CHCH wrote a review Sept 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand175 contributions56 helpful votes
Stayed here on a sat night as I was playing golf on the Sunday with friends & we wanted something local to stay at It is what it says it is cheap & cheerful place to stay with no frills Only negative was the water pressure in the shower.... it was terrible !!!! One of our friends stayed in the brown pub across road & rooms looked nicer so would look at there next time
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cathym wrote a review Aug 2020
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A year ago I visited Methven and was unable to find any vegetarian meals in the town except for pizzas. I was pleasantly surprised to return to The Blue Pub and find a menu item and the special of the day were vegetarian and delicious.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Chris H wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom2150 contributions877 helpful votes
The Blue pub in Methven provides a good, basic New Zealand experience. Good food, good beer, friendly service, good aircon on a hot day. We arrived for a late lunch at 2pm, but were still able to eat at this time. The food was good and arrived in good tiem. Service was friendly. Plenty of street parking nearby.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Chris W wrote a review Nov 2019
Worcestershire, United Kingdom375 contributions112 helpful votes
Stayed one night, was a nice change from camping. Great price for the night, room was tidy and bed was comfy. Couldn’t hear the pub downstairs....wasn’t many people staying mid week but had no issues from us! Small mini kitchen to make tea/coffee etc. Check in was quick, friendly staff. Plenty of restaurants near by
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bobwe1212 wrote a review Sept 2019
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A real bargain, but you get what you pay for. Clean but very basic room. Showers and toilets down the hall in private booths. Popular pub downstairs. In center of town, everything you need in easy walking distance.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Pub Methven
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Pub Methven?
Nearby attractions include Cinema Paradiso (0.2 km), New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Centre (0.1 km), and Jace's Ski Hutt (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Pub Methven?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Pub Methven?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Pub Methven?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Pub Methven?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dubliner, The Green Parrot, and Molecule Cafe.
Is Blue Pub Methven located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Methven.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blue Pub Methven?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Czech.