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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

Busy place - but worth seeking out for a very tasty meal that will be at your table in a flash - amazingly prompt service by the team here you are all keen to look after you.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Was recommended by the lodging owner who we then saw there with his wife so obviously stood by his review, LOL. It was Halloween night and the eve of the World Rugby championship so it was a very raucous scene. The food was all of...good quality and a few of the local rugby players coaxed us on the dance floor with them. They were in a happy mood but that would unfortunately probably change the next day when New Zealand lost.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2024

Excellent pub food at reasonable price, served in a nice courtyard by friendly staff. Good selection of beers and wines.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner today. I had a ploughman’s and my wife a steak. Lovely helpful waitresses and probably the best meal we have had in New Zealand in the 10 Days we have been here travelling around the South Island. Great food at a...reasonable price. Beer and cider was good as well.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

Drinks served in plastic cups and every single table was full of dishes not very a good look for customers going to tables fill of dishes and didn't even come clean when we were seated. Only serving drinks behind bar not worrying about any of...the dishes spread so far around everywhere.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

Lively friendly pub with generous portions of pub grub. We both had the blue cod , fried, with chips and it was delicious. The puddings were tasty too and enormous

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

Friendly staff. Fast service. Tasty food. We will stop again. Very accommodating. Great banter. We had pork ribs and the falafel salad. Very nice.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

1st visit: 1 hr 15 min wait for dinner. Food very average. When we tried to order desert and coffee, we were told kitchen closed. Given delays by staff, they could have taken last orders before closing. Black hair in food which was clearly re-heated....Disgusting. 2nd visit months later: 1 hr 20 min wait. Food awful. Large time gaps between delivery of same course to people at our table. No offer of water to clean fingers or second drinks or desert. My food was cold. When staff spoken to, they said, "Well, we're busy - we're doing the best we can." Abysmal, overpriced and poor service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Good atmosphere, great outdoor area. Food is super overpriced and the front and back bars charge different prices for beers? Go to the sports bar out the back and order your drinks, you will save over 15%....why?? Over $40 for fish and chips with an...extremely average salad. Blue bone was cooked well but not worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024 via mobile

Stopped by for dinner three nights running trying s different selection each night and never disappointed. Great portions...small meals choice also well portioned. A busy place but friendly staff and meals delivered quickly considering. Will call again on next visit.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

The Fijian servers were so lovely!! The meals were very average, small & expensive for what they were. Appreciated they waited until everyone had finished eating before clearing the table. Had to ask a few times for water & cutlery. No dessert menu offered just...the pensioner special desserts bought out, the rest of us would have had a dessert too!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

A good stop in Geraldine for lunch. There is a sports bar and separate lounge bar to choose from. Lovely friendly and quick service. Good quality pub grub.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

meals now very small and quite expensive for what you get toilets terrible nothing to dry hands hand dryers gone and no paper towels

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

Great village pub. Good atmosphere with welcoming and attentive bar staff. The place to be in Geraldine. Restaurant menu needs to be changed more often for locals please.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023 via mobile

We had a couple of drinks in the bar before moving into the dining room where we had booked our table as there was a Rugby reunion on and the town was fairly busy with markets etc. The service was great and our meals were...really good. Definitely be back again.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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THE VILLAGE INN, Geraldine - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, The Village Inn offers takeaway services.

The Village Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4