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...
The Owen River Pub and Restaurant is a historic building with a lively cultural mix of regulars and travelers visiting this establishment while on their way from here to there.
Our beer garden treats your senses to a great panoramic view of Mount Owen and is a delightful setting for live bands and other entertainment to stage their talents. The pub's tranquil garden invites you to stroll along to a small easy-to-climb hill with a fantastic, almost aerial like, view of the surrounding area.
Our restaurant menu includes both authentic Chinese cuisine and deliciously prepared New Zealand fare. Our special recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork is just about everyone's favourite; the talk of the town. We serve up a mighty tasty New Zealand Lamb and Scotch Fillet Steak which are quite famous and receive plenty of great reviews, too. We have pies and snacks available, should you have a light appetite.
For your entertainment, Owen River Pub has Freeview TV and our wide screen is perfect for viewing rugby tournaments and other sport events. Also, for the game enthusiast there is a pool table and dartboard, and a jukebox to play songs for your listening pleasure. Catching up with your communication (e-mail) needs is easy with internet access here at Owen River Tavern's good old Pub and Restaurant.
Every year (since 1997), we host a prestigious competition in pig and deer hunting. This annual event attracts a considerable sized sponsorship with a value of over $5,000 in committed prizes.
1st May - 30th September
|Sun - Thu
||3pm - 10pm|
|Fri - Sat
||11am - 11pm|
|1st October - 30th April
|Mon - Sun
||11am - Late|
|Restaurant Kitchen Hours|
|11am - 2:30pm|
|5:30pm - 8:30pm|