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Reviewed 2 November 2021

Our group of 10 cycling the Rail Trail thoroughly enjoyed our meal. No problem catering for vegetarians.

Date of visit: October 2021
Colleen H, Owner at Pitches Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2021

Thanks we enjoyed having you here and hoped the rest of the trip went well

Reviewed 17 October 2021

Delicious food in a lovely setting, the only thing stopping this being 5 stars was that it took a very long time for our food to arrive (lunch - 40 minutes) which is ok for dinner, but a bit slow during the day. That said,...if you weren't in a hurry, a really pleasant venue and all the diners seemed to be really enjoying their meals. (And thumbs up for the variety on the menu!)More

Date of visit: October 2021
Info P, Owner at Pitches Store, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2021

Thanks for your kind words, sorry it took so long we were busier than usual and 1 staff member off sick Try to be better

Reviewed 22 June 2021

First rate food, and pleasant accommodation. The fire is blazing and the Otago pinot noir (Valli recommended) sumptuous.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021

We dined here while on the Otago rail trail it was a great way to enjoy each others company with great wines and fabulous food - a must do!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 June 2021

Had lovely overnight stay and meal at Pitches store on Friday. Wonderful hospitality, food amazing (the mint sorbet with the lamb yum) . The spa was nice on the wintery night too. Def recommend if you want something bit more special than a pub meal...in stunning Central Otago locationMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021

We stayed at Pitches Store as part of our Otago Central Rail Trail trip organised by Central Cycle Trail Co. We weren't sure what to expect in this tiny town in the middle of nowhere, but wow, the food was outstanding! Equal to any top...restaurant in a big city, we were blown away. Great selection for breakfast too. The accommodation was lovely and service was great.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Info P, Owner at Pitches Store, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2021

Thanks for your kind review. Aim to please hope the rest of the trip was great

Reviewed 11 April 2021

The service and quality of food at this restaurant is equal to some of the top restaurants in Auckland. Very impressed. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere with excellent food. Wow. Go Ophir !

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021

Stayed here with 3 other couples while cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail. The beds were very comfortable and the hot shower was very welcome at the end of a long ride. We celebrated 3 special birthdays and a wedding anniversary the night we stayed...and the staff provided us with a superb meal. Breakfast the next morning was delicious and full of variety. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Info P, Owner at Pitches Store, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2021

So pleased you had a great time and pleased your night was a great celebration

Reviewed 8 March 2021

Nestled away in the tiny Central Otago village of Ophir is Pitches Store. Once part of the region's massive goldmining boom, Ophir is now well off the main road, and this building was in a complete state of abandon until the current owners undertook a...painstaking renovation. Pitches Store is now a wonderful restaurant and B&B with oodles of character. The food is on the cusp of 'fine dining' standard, and yet the menu is still very accessible with everyday options that should keep anyone happy. On this occasion, our family had lunch - Smashed Avocado & Rye on Toast, and a Beef Open Sandwich going down a treat. Both meals were excellent - the only critical comment would be that the Smashed Avo came a little too heavily seasoned with salt & pepper. We have previously had numerous dinners & lunches here over recent years, and have also stayed in the B&B - and we've always had a brilliant experience, the operators are genuinely caring and passionate hosts. Soak up some of the brilliant little touches (photos, books, and of course the clever see-through floor near the bar displaying trinkets uncovered during the renovations) which all add to the experience. And if the weather is nice, you can bask in the sun outside! Pitches Store is well worth a detour or special trip from nearby popular Central Otago locations like Alexandra, Clyde, Cromwell, and Naseby!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Info P, Owner at Pitches Store, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2021

Thank you for your fantastic review and look forward to seeing you again. Will pass on the comment about the smashed avocado!

Reviewed 28 February 2021

We stayed at Pitches Store, as part of our Otago Rail Trail cycling tour. Our accommodation was fantastic, our dinner was amazing as was our breakfast. We highly recommend Pitches.

Date of visit: February 2021
Info P, Owner at Pitches Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2021

Thanks Jane hope the rest of your trip was fun!

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Hi Robert Sorry no closed for season sorry I away and was replying only phone so not sure if you got my message. We would have loved to have seen you we are at home 021 667557 (David) 74 Ophir Bridge Road if you are still... More
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Pitches Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5