We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews



US$4 - US$20
New Zealand, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
View all details
features, about
Reviews (174)
Filter reviews
166 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
See what travellers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 20 June 2021

A nice welcome and good selection of drinks on offer (Guinness of course, but alas no Kilkenny on draft). Nice to sit outside in the sun. Menu looked good and reasonable prices

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 28 December 2020 via mobile

Monday 28th December just on 12 noon. Crap service, asked for a menu told we'd have to wait for another customer to finish using theirs despite not being close to full. Ordered a couple of drinks, went to order only to be told , sorry...no chicken, despite being only just on lunchtime . Went to consult wife on alternative, to be informed her glass was dirty. Staff did not seem to care about the service or their job's right from the moment we arrived. Owners of the business might as well shut the doors permanently.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

Saturday lunch was to be a treat for my husband and myself as we have frequented and enjoyed this restaurant over the years. However, undercooked chicken nibbles with red meat on the bone has put me off this restaurant in future. My meal also, scallops...and bacon salad would have been nice had the scallops not been undercooked in the centre and only lukewarm. A disappointing experience when it used to be so great in the past years. More staff than customers inside, around the bar and kitchen and quite noisy shouting out their hello’s, talking and laughing. Smokers around the two entrances so you were breathing it in when reading the menu.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 15 July 2020 via mobile

Nice place for a pint. Cute little snugs or booths. Typical Pub rather than bar. Warm and cosy. TV for Sports. Good location.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

well, a glimpse from the first floor balcony. Not a bad pub with a pleasant pavement area and happy hour for a reasonable chardonnay. Whakatane has failed miserably in taking advantage of its waterfront with no bars or restaurants. Where there is they are ground...floor with a high wall facing the water. The only exception seems to be The Top Shelf but it's only open for functions. So for a peep, come to The Craic on the balcony. Possibly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 25 January 2020

Yes, a great place to stop over after checking out the shops on the main street of Whakatane. The Guinness stout was just great.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020

The Craic Hotel has a good atmosphere and on both occasions we visited was busy. The beers are good and the staff are friendly

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Took the family here for a late lunch. The food was good pub grub, fresh and tasty. My wife and I shared the seafood platter and that satisfied us.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for a drink after travelling all day, lovely sunny aspect on pavement out front. Lots of seating, good pint of Guinness and only $8 if I remember correctly. This place wasn’t expensive at all considering it could readily capture all the customers in...the middle of town. Offers food and has proper snug tables inside, friendly service and quick.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 25 October 2019

Friendly staff, Great service. Pub food was really good and a great price. Recommend the Pizza Certainly would be back.

Date of visit: October 2019
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Tuscany Villas Whakatane
233 reviews
.09 km away
The Com Plex Motel
1 review
.21 km away
White Island Rendezvous
471 reviews
.34 km away
ONE88 On Commerce
294 reviews
1.18 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
White Island Cafe
244 reviews
.34 km away
Spice Junction
299 reviews
.02 km away
L'Epicerie Larder
257 reviews
.04 km away
Roquette Restaurant & Bar
373 reviews
.13 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Mataatua: The House That Came Home
134 reviews
.44 km away
Whakatane i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
67 reviews
.10 km away
Puketapa Lookout
11 reviews
.18 km away
Whakatane Museum and Arts
11 reviews
.47 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Craic Irish Pub staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Craic Irish Pub

The Craic Irish Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4