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Whangamomona Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
6018 State Highway 43, Stratford RD 26, New Zealand
+64 6-762 5823
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6018 State Highway 43, Stratford RD 26, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This makes for a great destination if you aren't planning on going all the way through to Taumaranui. This is the heart of the 'Republic of Whangamomona'; it has great bar meals, a range of excellent craft beers, dining can be inside or out in...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This hotel is comparable with the "Blackball HILTON" - plenty of local community ambience. In our view it really is the best place to stop for lunch when driving the Forgotten Highway. The food is good value and pleasantly served by a friendly host (...More

Thank 660london
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were traveling through from Stratford to Waitomo and since this is the only place we saw that looked like it might sell food we stopped. This place is great! Not only can you get a decent, reasonably priced meal but you can visit "The...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We were driving south on the forgotten highway and were ready have some coffee and a rest from driving. This place is interesting and well worth a stop. The coffee and cake was very good. You can spend some time looking at all the pictures...More

1  Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The staff were very friendly and the old photos very interesting. You could eat inside or out. It is child friendly and their beer is great.

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We stopped for a break ,whilst making our way to Stratford. The lunch was very good. The hotel was quaint , plenty of information on the hotels history. Whangamomana also is a republic and offers visitors a stamp for theif passport, this gives them the...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This pub was a great lunch stop over after wandering around the township, reading the boards and enjoying the sun. People were friendly, busy place and the venison sausages, with mash and peas with gravy was awesome - best had in a long time. This...More

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This iconic hotel is on the Forgotten World highway. After a windy drive from Stratford, this was a welcome stop for lunch. Really friendly staff. Lots of photos tracing the history of this "repulic"

Thank dippy_sal
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great place for stop on this excellent scenic drive. Large pub room in hotel with good food and friendly staff. Lots of interesting history hung on the walls.

Thank JKBandBMB
Reviewed 8 March 2017

When on explorations east of New Plymouth, I sometimes find myself eating at the Whangamomona Hotel. The food is good quality and well prepared. On this particular occasion, I got into the village at 8:30pm and went in to the hotel to see if the...More

1  Thank cdn-npl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6018 State Highway 43, Stratford RD 26, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +64 6-762 5823
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