Normanby Hotel, where Kiwi Hospitality begins. The place to be for amazing food and drinks, fantastic entertainment in ambient surrounds. We make all our customers feel like locals. A welcome refreshment in modern times.


Price Range $$ – Reasonable: $8-$10 / $6-$7
Ambience Lively
Wheelchair access Yes
Smoking area Yes
Noise level Upbeat
Specials Yes
Off street parking Yes
Private functions Yes
Live performances Yes

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Three fires with comfy couches

3 fires and comfy couches

Great place to come and have a drink in the sun in summer and to watch the game on a cold winters night. The food is pretty good as well. I ordered a salad and it was pretty yummy. They have a massive screen to watch sports matches as well as tvs that are scattered throughout the bar. They also have a large dining/restaurant section as well. 

  This beautiful old pub is a replica of the famous Cardrona Hotel in Wanaka. I definitely recommend stopping in for a drink when next in the area.

I love this place, feels like a classic southern hotel. Recent renovations make it all the more comfortable. 

We usually head down the road for some beers and wedged after rock climbing at mt Eden quarry. Awesome atmosphere and real good wedges, perfect amount of cheese and bacon

Great staff and service and very aforable. The food is pretty average, nothing amazing. It smells strongly of pine and old wood, when you walk inside. Great place to watch the game, plenty of bar stools in front of the main screen, with tables around the other side for when you want to sit down and have a proper meal. Has a great outdoor seating area at the front of the pub, which would be ace in the summer. I ordered the beef salad, which was alright but swimming in balsamic vinegar. Great service though. 

Love this place too, feels like you're stepping inside an old down-country pub where the staff are friendly, the food substantial and the ambience is great.  Went to a birthday party there recently and the staff were SO HELPFUL.  They made all the birthday guests comfortable, ushering them into a cosy lounge area next to the restaurant while the big game was going on and even offered to plate and serve the birthday cake FOR FREE !! We all had the best time there as a huge and I thoroughly recommend Cardrona Speights Ale House.  Top location and place to celebrate.

Yes i said it and you do...other than mine that is lol!

Staff really friendly

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