New Zealand > Christchurch
Beer Available At Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn (arranged by most recent)
Eruption Molten Brown Ale , Townshend Blue Shadow Stout , Valkyrie Freyja 53, Townshend Laurie Lee Cider , ParrotDog PitBull 91, Emerson’s Whitetail White Ale , Four Avenues Opposition Amber , Invercargill Pitch Black Real Stout 76, Weezledog Hopster , Sawmill The Doctor 41, 8 Wired Farmhouse Pale Ale 91, Sprig and Fern Lemon Grass Wheat
Travlr (2114) Washington, Washington DC | August 13, 2013| Updated August 12, 2014
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place feels like being in my living room, sitting in my favorite chair, but with better beer, better service, and better music. It was comfortably crowded on an early Tuesday evening, and owner Steve spotted me right away and pulled me into a behind-the-scenes tour of the place, complete with tastes from the brightening tanks in the brewery. In fact, the building started as a brewery in the 1880’s, and although a few buildings have been lost to the quake, it’s great to see an old brewery used for its original purpose. The rest of the staff were terrific, friendly and efficient. Food was very tasty. A young lady on guitar was tonight’s offering of live music, which is apparently on at least five days per week. I counted 31 taps from 22 breweries, all local except for one from Brewdog. All this, and I was able to walk just a few meters to my room at their B&B. This is the type of place that I aspire to own some day. Oh, and they have goldfish! What’s not to like?
nate2g (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | April 9, 2009| Updated February 10, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Old style pub offering 6 of the Harrington’s brews on draught. There’s also a handful of guest taps that rotate on a monthly basis. A few decent beers available on my visit from Three Boys, Wigrams and 666. A lively atmosphere, friendly staff and there was enough of a variety of beers to keep my interest over a few visits. A definite must visit in Christchurch.
TimE (281) Tokyo, Japan | October 11, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in with Jimthechap. Great selection. Good food and nice staff. Nice atmosphere. Lots of rare stuff on menu. Very happy with pretty much everything here
mullet (230) Melbourne, Australia | September 20, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great place, walkable from the centre. Really homely neighbourhood pub vibe with by far the best range of beer I saw on the South Island. ~25 taps - all NZ micros, and they seem to change very frequently. Loads of one-off type beers etc. Food was really good too, though the chips were pretty average - usually it’s the other way around. Definitely recommended.
skortila (200) Baarn, Netherlands | April 10, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of the first places I visited during my New Zealand trip. This is a relative large bar, located outside the city centre with a pubstyle appearance. Tap selection is great. Think this probably one of the best bars in New Zealand. Staff is helpfull, tasters are no issue.
drpimento (153) La Crosse, Wisconsin | February 1, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, really happy my motel owner at City Central Apartments Motel turned me onto this place which is fairly nearby. Great, friendly, knowledgeable staff, tasty food, comfortable ambiance. Prices r nothing special yet happy to pay. Lots of brick wood brass art breweriana sports n good tunes. Several lrg flat screen TVs w/ sports. Proly current best beer selection Christchurch. Wish I could return here. Soon
k0mpsa (73) Tuusula, Finland | January 24, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Cozy place. Live music. Nice 31 taps, mainly nz beers. Little off the city but worth visiting.
Jimthechap (51) Christchurch, New Zealand | June 5, 2010| Updated January 30, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
God I’m fussy. There are so many things that will strike a place off my list of potential locals. Poms ticks just about all my boxes as it cares about the beer, it doesn’t lack for friendliness and has a very good bar snack menu. It is nice to see a truly family owned and operated bar where the family are the ones involved in every day to day facet of the business.
There are a few minor gripes though. When it gets busy, it gets extremely difficult to hear. The quiz needs work. But for all that, it is one of only three bars I happily go to in Christchurch.
sm89walt (38) Sydney, Australia | March 25, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A traditionally styled pub with ample seating of tables, stalls, sofas and stools. Decorated in a fashion not entirely dissimilar to what you might find on the inside of a local pub in England with its historical memorabilia on the walls, fading wildly patterned carpets, pool table etc. 30+ beers on keg and handpump including a couple if ciders with a variety of bottled offerings, wines and spirits to be found too. Situated on the far east of the city but conveniently a two minute walk from my hostel. Friendly enough staff offering recommendations and tasters without question. Prices not exactly cheap but not quite eye-watering either. A must-visit for anyone visiting the city; from what I saw of Christchurch as the moment it’s THE place for beer in the city. Free warm bread and cheese brought round was a charming little bonus and I happily wiled away several hours here over conversation and cards.
beer-yum (34) Wellington, New Zealand | March 29, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Known as the craft beer headquarters of Christchurch - and for good reason. The selection of beer and food are the best in town and the service allows one to enjoy them with ease. A go-to venue for sure.
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