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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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11:30 - 01:30
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:30
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, huge portions! Nice atmosphere & it was a treat having a live band on a Saturday night. Definitely recommend this pup for a meal, drinks & boogie. I'll be visiting again next time I'm in town!

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Thank NZIsander
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

The Pig is boogie central, see you soon. Cheers More 

New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Saturday afternoon, plenty of activity and quite suitable for folks of all ages. Great food only spoilt by me spilling my OJ on the table and my wife.

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Thank JandJSydney
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Haha. Hope you didn't ruin her day. Thanks for the great review. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fantastic Food and Great Staff. Great choice of beers too. Summer was on the Bar for the Function I was attending upstairs. A great girl and a credit to the company .

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Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review
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Everyone loves Summer. ;) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Came for dinner with friends, it has a nice vibe and atmosphere. Our drinks were awesome, food was excellent and they were really big portions! The toilets were clean. The only reason I'm not giving them a five was the band, nice sound but the songs weren't to my taste, but I would return to this place next time I'm... More 

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Auckland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went here on a friend's recommendation. We were seated by a disinterested waitress in essentially an outdoor marquee on a cold winter night. We asked for a warmer area and received an unsympathetic response. Plus there were multiple TVs blaring a sports game. Zero atmosphere. After waiting a while for our order to be taken we eventually saw the note... More 

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Thank nzcowlady
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

You are quite right - the waitress should have advised to order at the bar when you were seated. Thats what we expect too. Please accept our apologies. We have a 1.2m open fire to warm the atmosphere. Not sure why it wasn't going on this night. More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

You can't beat cheese rolls and a pint. A must do if you are in Rotorua. Also has a great lunch and dinner menu.

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Thank Vicki S
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Cheese rolls. I love them too but unfortunately they didnt sell as well as I hoped. They are gone from the new menu, replaced with other yummy stuff. Thank you for the review and recommendation. More 

Jurong, Singapore
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73 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a pub, location is good, along one of the streets fronting the lake. It has a nice ambience, the food portions are quite large and not too expensive. Staff were very friendly and service was quick. We had a good experience overall.

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Orlando, Florida
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110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Wanted to get a beer and a local recommended this place. They have 10 beers on tap so we had some nice choices. They even had my diet ginger beer. We ordered the soup- one the special- potato and leek and I had the seafood chowder. The chowder had plenty of mussels and lots of shrimp. Both soups very served... More 

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Thank Debbie A
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

We have 12 beers (and 3 ciders) on tap. Just saying. :) Thank you for the review and recommendation! More 

Matamata, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We keep coming back. Great selection and reasonably priced. Efficient and friendly staff. We will be back again.

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Thank 254Rex
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Excellent - see you soon. Thanks! More 

Victoria
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55 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We came across this place by accident and so glad we did! Fantastic atmosphere, we were settling into the front bar until we discovered the area out the back with a beautiful open fire. Great food, decent portions, superb place for lunch and a few drinks, highly recommend!

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Thank Duzzy
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

The Pig does have a great atmosphere - especially in winter in front of the open fire. Highly recommended - awesome - thanks! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:30
Saturday
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 3025
Description
Centrally located in a classic piece of bold 1940's architecture, the Pig & Whistle is a local landmark with a great history. Our friendly staff will make your visit one you'll want to repeat. Monteith's, Heineken, Tiger, Erdinger & Black Dog as well as three Ciders on tap, a fantastic range of New Zealand wines. Our pub menu includes favourites like Seafood Chowder, New Zealand Lamb Salad and Pork Spare Ribs and we cater to children also. And there are our world famous piggy fries! Our Snack Menu is available from 11.30am till Close, 7 Days a week and we have a great selection of desserts. The Pig & Whistle has live bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Find out the up and coming bands on our Entertainment page. And we have big screen Hi Definition Sky Digital TV - catch your favourite sports on one of the big screens.

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