We love this book by Mt Albert local and best-selling writer and author Peter Janssen.
New Zealanders love a pub, especially one with an interesting past. This guide provides a selection of the best – pubs that are not only a great place to relax but are cornerstones of their communities, playing a part in the history of New Zealand.
With helpful information about the food, accommodation and ambience offered by each establishment, New Zealand Pubs is useful guide for locals and tourists alike and covers a range of classic pubs across the country. From well-known pubs in the heart of the city to hidden gems far off the beaten track, the options are many and varied.
One thing they do have in common: they are all pleasant places to spend a little time. Each pub has a story, a history; an anecdote about its past or a ghost haunting its attic. All of this makes them well worth a visit, and here you can learn a bit about them on the way.