New Zealand > Auckland
Beer Available At Galbraith Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Galbraith NZ Pale Ale , Yeastie Boys Return to Magenta , Galbraith Bitter and Twisted 83, Galbraith Eden Vine IPA , Galbraith Old Glory , Galbraith Antipodean , Galbraith Bob Hudsons Bitter 86, Galbraith Bellringers Best Bitter 78, Galbraith Resurrection 93, Galbraith Bohemian Pilsner 36, Galbraith Grafton Porter 82, Galbraith Munich Lager 50
Oakes (612) Savusavu, Fiji Islands | April 10, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Full value for its top Auckland rating. A big pub, quite English, with a lot of in-house beers, many on the hand pump. They also have a large bottle selection. Prices are a bit of sticker shock but they’re normal for NZ - just watch the half pint price is more than half of the pint price. Again, that’s normal for NZ but annoying. But for the beer geek, allot several hours for Galbraith’s when in Auckland because you’ll need it to work through all the amazing beers available here.
Bif (70) St. Louis, Missouri | March 31, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Traditional English style pub located in the Mt Eden area of Auckland. The staff there is friendly and very knowledgeable about the beers they brew. There are 7-8 house beers and 3-4 guest beers on tap. There are also about 40 bottles of craft beer to choose from.The food served is great and compliments the beers very well. When the weather is nice there is a beer garden to relax in. The best bet to to get a rack of beers to sample all of the cask ales they serve. This turned out to be the ideal place to be on a rainy afternoon. This place is well worth checking out when you are in Auckland.
Jimthechap (32) Christchurch, New Zealand | January 15, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 13/20
I dropped in briefly while waiting for a flight out. Quite an edifice (being an old municipal library). Striking appearance and it was a shame I couldn’t spend a bit more time, which I would have done if I didn’t have the Mrs in tow. The selection is excellent, the staff friendly and knowledgeable. The prices eyewatering. We sat outside in the beer garden where there was a faint waft of the smell of sewerage which was unpleasant and detracted from my enjoyment. I raised this with the staff and was informed that steps were being taken during closing hours that night to remedy the problem. Good to hear. Thoroughly recommended, but be prepared to pay Auckland prices.
drpimento (131) La Crosse, Wisconsin | February 14, 2012| Updated April 27, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
There’re lots of British style breweriana around on oak colored solid wainscott. Brew house is visible off side room. Carpet is dark blue with fleur de lis. Fantastic broad based menu reflecting the region. I had: "MAHY FARM BLACK ANGUS EYE FILLET ~ Pan roasted to order (med rare for me, although it was slightly underdone) with buttered calvo nero, bomba chorizo potato & mojo picon, manchego stuffed crispy queen olive, brava sauce. Damn, it was good! Fab sounding desserts too, such as Gooseberry Creme Brulee. Baartenders knew their stuff, were friendly, and helpful. Prices were reasonable for the area. Neat old building with high ceilings. Great back bar which was full service. You do place your order at the bar tho. Plenty of wood tables and chairs to sit at. Love to return some day.
skortila (127) Baarn, Netherlands | January 13, 2012| Updated April 27, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pub, located just outside the centre on walking distance. Friendly staff, good service. Very decent beers on tap and a great selection in bottles. They have more than decent pubfood. If I ever visit NZ again I would definately visit this pub again as well.
TheRealMGD (58) Lakewood, Washington | July 24, 2011| Updated April 2, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
My fav spot in Auckland for beer. So happy to have found a place serving real ale and a great selection of NZ craft beers. The guest handles, which include some hard to find West Coast/US brews, rotate frequently and the house brews are generally top half of the class. Food is very good to excellent and there are daily specials. Fairly spendy, but I guess that’s the big city for you! Beer knowledge among the junior staff is pretty fair and they’re happy to talk beer if they aren’t getting crushed as they often are. Managers are very friendly and add a personal touch when they can. I plan on spending more than a few evenings here over coming months, will update my rating as needed.
davidm (52) Melbourne, Australia | January 4, 2010| Updated January 7, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great place. Impressive selection of beers, delicious food, and beautiful interior. I’d love to have this near my house.
carlinmike (7) Wellington, New Zealand | November 15, 2009| Updated January 7, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
My favourite pub in Auckland. 4-5 English stye cask beers on handpump including Grafton Porter and the excellent Bitter & Twisted.
Food is above-average pub grub, with the Fish & Chips and Lamb Shanks as standouts.
Beautifully fitted out former library on the outer edge of the CBD but close enough to walk and also on the main bus routes.
Bar staff are friendly & helpful and you can buy a flagon for takeaway and refills.
phaleslu (316) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 14, 2009| Updated January 7, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Galbraith’s is a great brewpub in the Mt. Eden area of Auckland, which we were able to take a nice long walk to from our downtown hotel. The building is dark green with red signage outside and a roomy, mostly wood interior- perfect atmosphere. The brewing operation is on the right as you enter, with the main bar and restaurant area on the left. We went on a slow Sunday night so I have no sense of how crowded it might be on other nights. The bartenders were fine. There are 9 taps, 7 of them house brews and 5 of those cask. The guest taps were Tuatara Hefe and one I don’t recall. Additionally, there are 50+ bottles in the fridge. The house brews are reasonable, but particularly the bottles from outside brewers are relatively expensive. We didn’t eat there but everyone said the food is outstanding. Very nice experience overall, and I recommend a tasting rack to try all of the cask ales.
EastCoaster (10) | June 27, 2009| Updated January 7, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
First time Having a Real Ale, incredible setting. A place where I would be as happy sitting down for an entire afternoon with a book or friends.
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