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Review of The Brown Pub
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 Aug 2019
We arrived cold and hungry last Friday. What a real gem this hotel turned out to be. The food was very inexpensive and some great 'comfort' food on offer. The hot pork roll and chips was so big I couldnt finish it. The other person ordered prawn dumplings and wedges both fabulous. The highlight was a roaring log fire beside the dining area. We would have stayed longer but time was against us. Its not far from Christchurch.
Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

Here is where the local farmers head for an ale. It’s cosy inside when the fire is cranking. Beer cold and stocked with NZ beers. The front bar is the sports bar. Plenty of TV’s, so you get a good view for everywhere.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

Beer here was very cheap but the atmosphere left a little to be desired. A bit more of a "locals" hang out but it was still a great place to visit in Methven. Fro what we saw, the local food was served and it looked v good.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

Our first night in Methven and staff were friendly and accommodating. Local beers and local food were all 100%. And...the next night we went to the blue pub, across the toad and owned by the same people! Love it.

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

I dined here with friends 4 years ago, so brought the family back and wasn't dissapointed. We tried the white bait patties which were great. Main meals were also really nice. Service was friendly and fast, beer cold with good local choices. Will defiantly call back when next in town.

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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MethvenPubs, Manager at The Brown Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Fantastic to hear. Those whitebait patties are the best, we agree!

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

If you are caucasian then this pub will be fine. However to any person of colour attending to visit please skip, there are many other pubs in town. The racial profiling and unprofessional service is not worth the trouble after a long day of skiing.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MethvenPubs, Manager at The Brown Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

This is completely incorrect and we feel we need to set the record straight in this case. We remember the incident you are referring to and we can assure you that the staff member involved was very upset for some time after being called racist. Also you may not have realised that our staff includes, 2 Maoris, 2 Indians, 1 Fijian Indian, I native Fijian, 2 Filipinos, 2 Czechs, 1 South African, 1 Australian, 1 Polish, 3 English, I American, 1 Canadian, 1 Swiss, I Polish, 1 Jewish and 1 Dutchman - and they are all part of our Methven Pubs family ... hopefully I haven't forgotten anyone.

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