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The Brewers Arms

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177 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-963 1620
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (14 reviews)
“mash” (4 reviews)
“wedges” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
177 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 154 reviews

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 24 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
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere and good staff. Meals are OK plus...and a bit pricey for what you get. Fairly good menu but the meals that get delivered on a hot rock are over rated-priced....and at that price why should you have to cook your own dinner?

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Nice atmosphere with friendly staff and very tasty food. Conveniently placed close to the Papanui Road Motels and Merivale.

Thank JanMasterton
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We chose to eat here because a 10% discount was offered to guests of our hotel. As NZ prices are considerably expensive when compared with the UK, we chose to take advantage of the discount ... a mistake I'm afraid. Having waited some 45 minutes...More

Thank KerryKC
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Staying just down the road it was recommended to us. It was good for a pub and the meals were very tasty. My wife had the mussels for entree and the size was one dozen with three crusty pieces of bread, a meal within itself....More

Thank tenby50
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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, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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