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The Moutere Inn

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Business Type: NZ''s oldest pub.

Overview

New Zealand's Oldest pub, established 1850. Home of a wide range of craft beers and Moutere wines.

Address: 1406 Moutere Highway, Upper Moutere Nelson, New Zealand Nelson Region

Phone: view phone+64 3 5432759

Contact Name: Andrew

Website: http://www.moutereinn.co.nz

E-mail: send an e-mail

Description

Winner - Outstanding Beverage List, Nelson Hospitality Awards 2012
Winner - Rural Destination of the Year, Wild Tomato 2011
Winner - Outstanding Host Responsibility, Nelson Hospitality Awards 2010
Winner - Outstanding Host Responsibility, Nelson Hospitality Awards 2009

The village of Upper Moutere was settled in the early 1840s by German immigrants who brought with them hop plants and grape vines.  Today the region is home to many wineries and is also the seat of New Zealand’s hop industry.

The original building was a two story structure built by Cordt Bensemann in 1850.  A second wing was swiftly added to create living quarters for the Bensemann family and by 1857 the structure that is still clearly recognisable as The Moutere Inn was in place.

Life moved slowly in the Moutere Valley, electricity and telephone lines didn’t arrive until the late 1950s and so the commercial pressures that saw other historic pubs demolished didn’t affect the Inn leaving it largely untouched.

We constantly rotate the beers and ciders that we serve and make no apologies for your favourite tipple not being available.  There will always be something else worth trying!  Our extensive wine list is selected from the local wineries in the Moutere Valley.  We stock wine from fourteen wineries, all situated less than 10km from the pub.  All the wines and whiskies listed are currently available.

Bar meals are available every day.
The restaurant has a range of meals from light snacks such as steamed mussels and wedges with sour cream through to hearty steak meals and Thai curries. All prepared on site in The Moutere Kitchen the menu varies depending on the season.
Open Thursday-Sunday 12 noon - 8.30pm
Curry Nights
The last Thursday of every month is Curry Night. Our chef loves his curry and learnt his trade in the curry houses of Brighton, UK.  We offer a buffet Indian meal in the middle of The Moutere Valley. These curry nights are very popular and booking is recommended.

Accommodation
Since 1850
The Moutere Inn has offered comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation to visitors to the Moutere Valley.  These same rooms are still available today.  Set on the top floor of the building they have some of the best views of the beautiful landscape.  Given the location of the pub in the centre of the village they are perfect for those visiting for either business or pleasure.

Double room with en suite bathroom
$55 per night

Twin double
$45 per night

WHO are we?

HOPS & GLORY was formed in 2006 with the aim of celebrating New Zealand’s craft brewers.  The group organised beer festivals in Upper Moutere, showcasing craft beers from New Zealand’s many micro-breweries.

These events proved highly successful - so successful that the group were confident about taking the next step and running their own pub.

In October 2008 the groupt bought The Moutere Inn, built in 1850 and believed to be the oldest pub in New Zealand. 

The pub is now returning to its traditional position as a focal point of the Moutere community as well as provide a comfortable place for locals and visitors to enjoy great beer, wine, food and good company.

By December 2010, the Hops and Glory group consisted of Dave Watson and Andrew Cole, with the Moutere Inn continuing to showcase real ales, the best craft beers New Zealand has to offer and a full range of wines from the Moutere area.


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BEER LIST

666 BREWING
Gabriel Pale Ale
Roulette Ale

BAY’S
Amadeus Pilsner
Bay’s Dark
Bay’s Draught
Exclamator

BERRIMAN’S
Berriman’s Cider

BREW MOON
Amberley Ale
Dark Side Stout

CROUCHER’S
Pale Ale
Vicar’s Vice

EMERSON’S
London Porter
Smoking Gun
Pilsener
Agent 009
Bookbinder
Hoppy Jim
Pale Ryder
Hop Harvest ‘09
Hop Harvest ‘10
M’Lord Mild
Hoppy Porter
Cellar Dog

MUSSEL INN
Captain Cooker
Golden Goose
Bitter Ass
Dark Horse
Apple Roughy
Red Deer
Missing Lynx

PEAK BREWERY
Monkey Point IPA*

PINK ELEPHANT
Mammoth
Golden Tusk

REDWOOD CELLAR
Old Mout Cidre

RENAISSANCE
Perfection Pale Ale
Discovery APA
Paradox Blonde
Stonecutter

SPRIG & FERN
Pilsner
Porter
Pale Ale
Best Bitter
Three Berry Cider

PECKHAMS
English Cider

Cider Kir

 

EPIC
Pale Ale

FOUNDER’S
Fair Maiden Ale
Tall Blonde
Long Black

GALBRAITH’S
Bellringer’s Bitter*

GOLDEN BEAR
Kolsch
Best Bitter
American Wheat
Helles Lager 

GOLDEN TICKET
Exchange Student
Summer Babe 

GREEN MAN
Keller
Strong 

HARRINGTON’S
Clydesdale Stout
Rogue Hop Pilsner
Razorback
Classy Red
Ngahere Gold
Wintertide
Finest Lager
Scrumpy

THREE BOYS
Golden Ale
Wheat
IPA
Oyster Stout
Pilsner

TOTARA
Drover’s Draught
Ninkasi Green

TOWNSHEND
Three Piece Wheat
Monterey Lager
Cathcart’s NTA*
Old House ESB*
Number 9 Stout*
Dinner Ale*
Rosedale Cider
Dr Jen’s Mild*
Centurion Ale*
Weston’s Best*
JC’s IPA*
Merry Weather*
Hop Harvest*

TUATARA
IPA
Bohemian Pilsner
Ardennes Ale

TULLYBARDEN
Summer Cider
Autumn Strong

INVERCARGILL
Biman Lager
Nally’s Cider
Stanley Green
Pitch Black
Boysenbeery
Wasp
Smokin’ Bishop

LIGHTHOUSE
Pilsner
Dick’s Dark
Victory Ale
Cheeky Lager
Summer Breeze 

MATA BREWING
Artesian 

MCCASHIN’S
Rochdale Cider

MOA
Original
Weka
Noir
Marzenbier
5 Hop Winter Ale

MONKEY WIZARD
Czech Mate Pilsner
Pomona Cider
George Best Bitter
Abel Ale
Golgotha Porter

TWISTED HOP
Goldings*
Challenger*
Sauvin Pils
IPA*

VALLEY BREWING
Pale Ale

WANAKA  
Brewski
Tall Black
Cadronna Gold

WEST COAST
Green Fern Lager
West Coast Draft

WIGRAM
Honey Ale
Best Bitter
Mustang IPA
Propeller Lager
Vienna Lager
Dakota Dark

WHITECLIFFS
Mike’s Mild
Mike’s Lager

YEASTIE BOYS
Kid Chocolate 

Hours of work

Open from midday everyday except Xmas and Good Friday.
Kitchen open for proper pub meals from midday to 8:30pm Thursday to Sunday.

Locations

1406 Moutere Highway, Upper Moutere Nelson, New Zealand

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