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“No warm welcome here”

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Gumstore Bar & Grill
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Whangaroa
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

We live in Northland and had visitors from overseas so after a long drive we stopped here. Our intention was to have a bite to eat and drinks.
The pub is in an historic building with plenty to look at inside on the walls. When we entered we were the only party inside with another 4 people sitting in the outside seating area. The woman behind the bar was writing, did not look up or greet us in any way. We stood at the bar for a good 2 minutes before she lifted her head and scowled at us! We should have left there and then but we ordered drinks passed on the food after this welcome! My friend asked if she minded if she took photos inside. Was advised Yes! no photos allowed inside look at the notice on the wall over there!
Hadn't n seen it amongst the artifacts (junk) all around. She was so rude and as New Zealanders we were very embarrassed. No where have we ever had a welcome!!!! like this. We sat outside amongst the detritus of a birthday party long over we assumed as most of the balloons had gone down and drank up quickly and left. We will never go there again and suggest you try the brilliant bar & bistrot at Whangaroa Harbour just down the road. Good food and great welcome!

Date of visit: January 2017
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5  Thank KiwichickAuckland
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