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Reviews & Comments


  • Place of Beauty, love it & the people who run and manage the place.
    — Sammy S. Philippines

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful unit, we will tell all our friends how fabulous and friendly you are. Thank you again.
    — Paul & Anne B. - Christchurch

  • HA Murray!
    I ate all the Sweet & Sour Pork so you can't have any when you stay. It's the best... A++
    Smile
    — Leanne from Greymouth

  • Oasis in the middle of nowhere.
    On a very tiring trip from Nelson stopped in at the Owen River Tavern and Motels to have a Christmas meal with a friend. Host was fantastic, very friendly. Wide range of food on the menu at a reasonable price and recommend the Chinese. Fantastic. A+ to anyone wanting a traditional Chinese meal.

    — Leeanne S. Greymouth

  • Best Pub!!
    — Nathan M.

  • Good, excellent, 6 stars, awesome, wonderful host!
    —Jing D. from Malaysia

  • Awesome Smile ++++, peaceful & beautiful nice place to be.
    — Robert & Lea L. Philippines

  • Cosy warm and great food. Nice people.
    — John & Margaret, Whangarei

  • To everyone reading this....order the sweet N sour chicken it's amazing!!!.
    Thank you for your hospitality, great food and wonderful conversation.
    I wish you both luck.

    — Moana

  • Warm hospitality in cold weather of KiwiLand.
    — KS, Pahong, Malaysia

  • Yet another delightful evening at Owen River Tavern. Deliciously prepared meals (Sweet and Sour Chicken / Hot and Spicy Pork) and extremely tidy motel accommodation is reason enough to return to Owen River Tavern time and time again. We have made this rest stop a regular on our trips from Nelson back to the West Coast. Much thanks to our gracious hosts, John and Kim.
    — R.J.&Co. West Coast, NZ

  • Cycled 120 Km -What a blissful sight to see Owen River Tavern & Motels. What a great evening, great place and excellent food. We will be back.
    — Lynn & Dave H. from Pukekohe
    — Ken & Helen from Ranaomoa
    — 2x2 cyclists plus 2 x camper van

    Happy Customers
  • What a cool little pub in a beautiful place. Lovely.
    — Jenny and Jared R, Mount Mounganui

    Jenny and Jared R.
  • Mt. Owen, 1875m, is a pleasant prospect from the beer garden on a summer’s day, the sort of day that poor Thomas Brunner might have welcomed for drying clothes and equipment and mourning his loyal and, in the end, sacrificial Rover…
    — DON DONOVAN

  • Well worth the stop, Excellent Meal.
    — Michael & Joan K., Qd Australia