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Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3422
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“venison pie” (40 reviews)
“scallops” (20 reviews)
“kidney” (4 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On entry an untrained rude staff member barked inside or out .Once seated her only comment was some type of curry . Over the next five minutes she spilt water over other dinners . Never got offered a drink ,had to ask . Food was...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taking Mum and dad out for a meal, booked a table, ordered food, but then nothing. They lost our order but wouldn’t admit it. Sat there for and hour and 20 mins before getting any food. Then when we asked for an explanation the ‘manager’...More

Thank Liza C
Reviewed 3 November 2017

After recently moving to this neighbourhood, we thought we would try out our "local". We probably won't again! Two other tables on a Wednesday night were there also. Staff were less than enthusiastic, had no idea of vegetables of the day, and our meals were...More

3  Thank Sally S
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We hadn't booked even though it was a Friday night. However we were reasonably early and most patrons were just having a drink at the bar. The venison pie won hands down and the fish and chips weren't far behind. The staff was really friendly...More

Thank JandJ150
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The meals were great and beautifully presented. Staff were really friendly and the whole place had a lovely atmosphere to it. Have been several times and can't fault it.

Thank gloria h
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Very sub-standard quality of food, even for pub standards! Sirloin steak cooked overly well done(specified Med-WD)and the size of my palm! Scallops that were obviously frozen stock and not fresh! Chicken nuggets that were dry and un-appealing. And, to top off our final family dinner...More

Thank JeffAdelle T
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

After a long drive from Wellington we happen on this place, what a little gem, just what we needed. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. The place reminded me of a pub back home in the UK the food was well priced and very...More

Thank QFA380Auckland
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Nice pub, feels like a real pub, but has a ski touch to it which was nice. The fire was on which warmed us up. The staff was friendly and let us choose where to sit. Food however was average. Steaks were quite dry. The...More

Thank Claudia v
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We walked in and there were many open tables. We were greeted quickly and the server had our drinks promptly. We ordered different dishes and we each enjoyed them. Nice dessert and friendly staff. We did not drink at the bar so I can't comment...More

Thank UDbill
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Tonight's experience at Ploughmans was a great pleasure! We had heard it was now under new management so we thought we would give it a second chance. Last time I have to say was the worse dine out meal we have ever had! We decided...More

Thank lindiloo3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off State Highway 1 45 Charles Crescent, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 3422
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