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Best Country pub

Review of Waiau Tavern
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 Nov 2022
Highly recommend this darling of a country pub - a must motorhome POP.
Michelle is a top host and the blue cod meals are amazing. You wouldn’t know these hosts have battled on through earthquakes and fires - they are welcoming and friendly. A great experience.
Date of stay: November 2022
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      Reviewed 1 August 2022 via mobile

      Dropped in on the way through for lunch. The blue cod buttie was a real revelation. Ive had lots of blue cod over the years but never like this … it was outstanding and comes with my unconditional recommendation … Speights with it was great too! Superb hospitality from owners and locals. Will definitely be back. Well worth a day trip out from Christchurch

      Room tip: Motorhome parking over night too
      Date of stay: June 2022
      Trip type: Travelled with friends
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      Michelle Beri, Owner at Waiau Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2022

      Thank you very much, it was our privilege

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      Reviewed 4 May 2022 via mobile

      What a corker place with two corker hosts. One of the friendliest stopovers I've encountered and I've been to some beauties . This place is a true leading gem in an area full of gems. A place of authentic downtime country faire and hospitality. Make an effort to stop by...you will definitely be treated well.

      Date of stay: May 2022
      Trip type: Travelled solo
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      Michelle Beri, Owner at Waiau Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2022

      Thank you very much for your terrific review.

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      Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

      A very unexpected stop on our way from Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs- but a fantastic one! The story of the earthquake and the old hotel/tavern is a sad one, but gotta love the South Island spirit, they’re still going! Fantastic lunch here, couldn’t fault the food or the hospitality- thanks! It’s you’re passing through absolutely recommend stopping.

      Date of stay: April 2022
      Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      Michelle Beri, Owner at Waiau Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2022

      Thank you very much.

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      Reviewed 26 January 2022

      I spent the day at Waiau Tavern, by myself not knowing a soul, within minutes i made friends with the locals, sent on a walk alongside the river and was just throughly enjoyable and full of laughter. i had a hearty burger (YUMMO) on the front deck outlooking the cosy small town of Waiau. Thank you for being an exceptional host Michelle, will be back for sure!

      Date of stay: January 2022
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      Michelle Beri, Owner at Waiau Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2022

      Thank you so much Pamela, you were an absolute delight to have around. All the best for the future and hope to see you again soon x

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      Reviewed 29 December 2021

      My wife and I travelled down from Hamilton to attend a family birthday, hosted by Michelle and Lindsay. Great food, cold beer, these guys treat the locals more like family than customers and we were made to feel the same. The steak and blue cod are top notch. A must visit if you're in north Canterbury.

      Date of stay: December 2021
      Trip type: Travelled with family
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