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Reviews & Comments


  • Great Chinese meals!
    — GR, Holland

  • 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

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

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

  • We three exhausted, hungry travellers spotted a most comforting sight - the Owen River Tavern & Motel. Our energy was recharged with a scrumptious dinner, yummy desserts, and overnight stay in ultra clean guest accommodations. Many thanks to our hosts, Kim and John.
    — R.J.&Co. West Coast, NZ

  • Best Pub!!
    — Nathan M.

  • 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
  • Feel like home here. Thank you for the family like hospitality.
    — JB, Malaysia

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

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

    Jenny and Jared R.
  • Love the food, Love the place. Definitely coming back.
    — SK, Penang, Malaysia

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

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

  • 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