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Jacksons Tavern - CLOSED

4570 Otira Highway | Jacksons, Otira 7875, New Zealand
+64 3-738 0887
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
30 Aug 2016
“Great Tavern.... Awesome Whitebait”
27 Feb 2016
“Don't pass!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4570 Otira Highway | Jacksons, Otira 7875, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our trip thru the pass for a drink and ended up ordering a Whitebait Pattie, WOW.... it was the best I have ever had, nothing will come close to it. Thank you for this great memory.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This is such a great spot to stop for a look at your map to plan your next impulsive adventure, as you may not realize by the computer of the beauty you are surrounded by. Sit down and soak in the views. Some of the...More

1  Thank aar0n897
Reviewed 2 February 2016

stopped in on a drive from christchurch to greymouth. definitely a highlight of the drive. one of the best pubs ive been in. amazing memorabilia and captures the lifestyle of the historic west coast. we were told that the day we were there was the...More

Thank andydouglas96
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

You can not pass the Jacksons without stopping to call in. Fantastic olde pub with lovely staff, fare and a great open fire. Let it rain outside the atmosphere is good in here. AAA

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We stopped at Jacksons Tavern briefly during our drive through Arthur's Pass from the West Coast towards CHC. We only had takeout (the egg & bacon homemade pastries and a cappuccino), but we wished we could have stayed for longer. The ambiance in the tavern...More

Thank Felipe O
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Jacksons Retreat and easyish walking distance for a relaxed couple of drinks and good food. Very friendly staff.

Thank ChrisWalder
Reviewed 13 December 2015

I went for lunch with a group of about 20 friends on a rainy day early in December. The staff of Jacksons Tavern were very welcoming and a fire was roaring in their huge stone fireplace. We had time to relax with a drink on...More

1  Thank clarebs
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Had an excellent evening meal with a perfectly cooked steak and beer battered gurnard. The staff were friendly and welcoming and it was nice and relaxing. The strawberry cheesecake dessert was the best cheesecake I've ever tasted!

1  Thank Alycatjack
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We had lunch and were the only ones there. Bit unfortunate as its a great place and very cosy and welcoming. The meals were very good and the staff very friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to go back there. I recommend people stopping in.

1  Thank 183foodie
Reviewed 23 November 2015

On wet, windy and misty morning on the road between Christchurch and Hokitika, stopped in for a great coffee and breakfast. Warm welcome from the staff. Great to see it open again.

1  Thank Heather K
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4570 Otira Highway | Jacksons, Otira 7875, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Otira
  • Phone Number: +64 3-738 0887
  • E-mail
Jacksons Tavern is a Historic Tavern on state Highway 73 that runs between Christchurch and Greymouth / Hokitika. We offer a warm welcoming environment with a great range of food ranging from Cafe Style Pacific Rim Cuisine and includes a range of Muffins, Sandwiches and Cakes, through to full a la carte menu with a wide selection of option during evening dining We specialise in quality New Zealand heritage cuisine. Drop in on your travels through the amazing scenic countryside for a break, have a drink and enjoy some of the hearty food on offer. We offer free Wifi to check the emails. WINTER HOURS 2015 - Wednesday to Sunday from 9.00 Am till 5.00 Pm - We will be open until 7.30 Pm Fridays which is locals night and Saturday evening by arrangement
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