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Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Great kids menu I wanted a nice steak egg and chips and they delivered yum pizza are really good aswell

Date of visit: May 2023
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Lian Hathaway, Marketing at The Farriers Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2023

We are glad you and the family enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for posting a review.

Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

I was part of a 12 person booking, but due to a miscommunication we ended up with one extra person. We asked if it was possible to accommodate them, even if they just had a bowl of chips. The two female waitresses instantly refused, but...wouldn’t say why, and walked away from us. Two people from our group left, and they had a lovely meal at Chans. They returned after that, by then the restaurant was only half full, so they purchased a drink and sat down with their friends to catch up with them. They weren’t there long before we were all asked to leave, as apparently the kitchen had closed half an hour previously. People from other tables were all quite stunned about this sudden eviction too, it was about 9pm. I understand rules are rules. If you can’t fit an extra chair at the table, or if the kitchen can’t cope with another meal that’s fine, but there is absolutely no need to treat paying customers rudely. We’ve supported the Farrier’s for years, but I’m afraid to say in future we’ll go somewhere more welcoming.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

Disappointed this time - it was Labour day and we paid a 15% surcharge for below average service. Appeared to be understaffed in the kitchen and table service was poor. Our bread as a starter didn't arrive. One couple sharing a dessert were given two...spoons but told that the restaurant could not provide a small plate to place some of the shared dessert on - really???? Food was fine - but spoilt be the lack of service.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Lian Hathaway, Marketing at The Farriers Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

Thank you. We value all feedback and your comments will be passed onto our manager to review. We hope you will visit again to see the improvement on service.

Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

Would not return. Ran out of burgers. Group booking. Doughnuts in childs menu were burnt from inside. Would not return.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Lian Hathaway, Marketing at The Farriers Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

Sorry for your disappointing experience. We value all feedback and it will be reviewed.

Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Thought we would try here this evening as a change To our usual and we weren’t disappointed. Friendly staff, good sized meals and apart from a small wait inbetween drinks and ordering, there were no complaints. Chicken wings were deliciously crunchy with a nice flavoured...sauce, the kids pizza is generous and everyone was happy with their meals - steak was apparently a bit tough but cooked well so inside on toughness. Would def visit again *pictured is the squid entree (we werent expecting salad but it was very lovely flavoured) Chicken Wings entree, steak meal with mushroom sauce, choc mousse dessert and pork belly mainMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Lian Hathaway, Owner at The Farriers Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2023

Glad you found our team friendly and appreciate you taking the time to post this review. We hope to see you again:)

Reviewed 16 June 2023

Great food... but it took an hour to get to us and we had six kids. Might have been a good idea to pre order perhaps? 1.5hrs later and the dessert orders are being taken. Our kids will be asleep soon lol. Anyway, salt and...pepper squid is yum!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Lian Hathaway, Owner at The Farriers Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2023

Kia Ora Max. Glad you enjoyed the squid and we apologise for the wait. We value all feedback so this willl be passed onto the manager. Hope to see you again where we will improve on this.

Reviewed 4 June 2023

Food was average. Service was terrible. Micromanager with the glasses sat in the corner directing wait staff. Waitress had no customer services skills at all, didn’t ask if our meal was good, needed any drinks, desserts served before mains, wait time was one out for...meal, one meal missing… basically nothing positive to say about our service… quick to take our money of over $500. Looking for a mint at the counter and all on offer was a tooth pick. If there was other competition close by I’m sure I’m sure they would be out of business. Left trying to be positive with our experience but couldn’t… hopefully changes are made… maybe starting at the top?More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Lian Hathaway, Owner at The Farriers Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

Sorry for your disappointing experience, we value feedback and it will be passed onto our manager to look into.

Reviewed 3 March 2023

Nice meal and friendly staff. Not many other diners the night we were there so they seemed keen to close early which makes sense

Date of visit: February 2023
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Lian Hathaway, Owner at The Farriers Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

Glad you had a pleasant experience with us Andrew.

Reviewed 22 August 2022

Good reviews so decided to give it a go coming from USA and being in Masterton for two weeks. Small portions? No way. The squid salad was supposed to be a starter and had to stop half way to ensure i have room for the...pizza (called a WHA, or four cheeses for you and me). Decent size for one nicely done in their wood fired oven. My only constructive criticism is that there should be an area (quarter) for each cheese instead of all mixed together cos i could not tell which one I was eating. But still, enjoyable. And the service was great by all the girls. Super attentive and on the ball! I thought it was excellent all the way and i do recommend The Farriers, Masterton NZ.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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LianHath, Marketing at The Farriers Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2022

Thanks so much for your feedback. The team will appreciate it.

Reviewed 3 July 2022 via mobile

Highly recommended. We were a party of 3 and no complaints from anyone. Personally I had the salt and pepper squid entree and the fillet steak with mushroom sauce. Both were superb. The steak and squid perfectly cooked and dressed with outstanding sauces. Will definitely...visit again!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2022 via mobile

It might have been due to staff limitations under covid. But this was one of the worst dining experiences all four of us have had. All the food served was over cooked - some burnt. The recipes seemed half done. asian sauce on the overdone...dried pork was just soy sauce, sauce on mussels sour cream strange taste.The slow cooked lamb was very dry to the point of not being edible and the kumara pattie with it was burnt -it had a black crust. One meal was replaced. The others just chose to walk away. We said something about the quality to the front desk and well as wait staff but just got a 'oh that's a shame' and that was it. None of us would got back here ever again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 December 2021 via mobile

Can’t say bad service as there was virtually no service. Drinks took more then 20 mins to arrive. Flatbread was an inch thick and not cooked through. Steak came on rye bread not sour dough as the menu said. Menu also said medium rare but...it was well done and cold along with cold chips. Great taste just cold and overcooked unlike the flatbread or pizza that were both undercooked. We never got asked how the meal was or even if we would like another drink or a dessert. We took the pizza to the kitchen ourselves asking for a takeaway box as nobody came back to our table. There was one waitress working hard and two bar staff having a great chat. People even went to the bar themselves to get a drink as they obviously didn’t get any service either. Is that permitted under current COVID restrictions? How about one waitress per table because that wasn’t happening either. Won’t be back and sadly had great experiences in the past.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 9 November 2021

We liked our dinner here, great fish and chips and good portion sizes Service was good too, quick and efficient

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2021

Farriers was always my favourite go to place to dine. But after last night's experience that may take abit of coaxing to make me feel comfortable & respected at coming back. The young girl who felt she had some form of authority had no mannerism...in talking to us. She talked at us like we were children. She doesn't know who I am or anything about me, I could be her bosses wife for all she knows. Some coaching would be helpful on building relationships with her Customers, this would help retain your Customers. The rest of the Team were happy & talkative when we engaged in conversation.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

Great meal out. We rang and booked a table. The kids fish and chips was huge and the adults chicken burger was mammoth. Good meals, solid service.

Date of visit: October 2021
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LianHath, Owner at The Farriers Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2021

Yhank you Anna. The team will be pleased with your comments. Hope to see you and the family again.

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Hi thanks for your query our lunch menu is the same as our dinner menu. The tripadvisor menu has just been updated and you can book and get all menu copies from our website. We'd love you to visit us.
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THE FARRIERS BAR & EATERY, Masterton - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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The Farriers Bar & Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5