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The Brewers Arms

$$ - $$$, ,
177 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-963 1620
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (12 reviews)
“mash” (4 reviews)
“wedges” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
177 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long time customer. Used to be great but service is now poor to the extent it's often hard to get past all the bar-leaners to order a drink and then it's often even harder to be noticed by bar staff. Food also used to be...More

2  Thank Graeme R
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We are occasional visitors to Christchurch and have always enjoyed a good meal here in the past, On this occasion iAfter 15 minutes despite not being busy no one turned up so we ordered at the bar.. Two of our group of three ordered the...More

3  Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is / was our go to, especially with people from out of town, as the stone grill is often a new experience for them. We had booked a table, but when we arrived we were told the table was taken by another group (nice...More

3  Thank smiliekiwi
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went wit My husband and I went with my 14 year old son and my brother and sister in law. Table was booked at 7pm we got there a few minutes early and ordered just after 7pm. At 7.50pm I went to the bar...More

4  Thank donnagS4702EY
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

10 of us were seated at 7pm and got our meals finally at 8.50pm, the lamb shanks were ok, but were plonked on a huge pile of mashed potato, with vegetables (they were nice) the Wiener schnitzel was curled up on the edges like bowls...More

3  Thank nzkiwi51
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Tried finding a typical pub in Christchurch and lucked out finding this place. Bit pricey for the stone grill meal but definitely worth it for taste! Paired with a local on tap brew, best start to a holiday!

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Was there watching footy not many there but service was friendly there is a good selection of wine. The bar certainly draws a loyal group of regulars

1  Thank chimbuwarrior
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Although we aren't locals, this is the 4th time we have had stone grill dining at Brewers Arms. Service was slow for a quiet Sunday night. Been here during busy times and meals have been served a lot faster. Good place on a cold night.

Thank Rog4NewZealand
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Good choice of wines and beers. However the carpet needs upgrading it is so out of fashion.The staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank chimbuwarrior
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Close to lots of motels. Clean and warm environment. Food was typical pub menu. Chose Weiner Schnitzel and was a bit disappointed as coated in a thick rather fatty batter not bread crumbs as is the usual. Large size portion with chips and and reasonable...More

Thank Christine R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-963 1620
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The Brewers Arms in Merivale is a great tavern that specialises in a huge selection of quality food and drinks. It has the feel of a traditional English-style pub where you meet locals or friends for a chat, a drink and a meal and it's close to the city and to the hotels and motels on Papanui Road. The Brewers Arms is a friendly and unpretenious tavern that's perfect whether you're from out of town or a local catching up with friends. Without any obnoxious loud music or gaming machines, the ambience is inviting and there are plently of plasma screens featuring live sport. The menu goes well beyond ordinary pub fare, with an excellent of high-quality food and drinks. From light meals and snacks through to delicious stone-grill dining (including exotic fare such as kangaroo, as well as popular favourites such as Surf & Turf), there's something to suit every appetite. There are even children's meals for the little one.
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