New Zealand > Christchurch
Beer Available At Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn (arranged by most recent)
Sprig and Fern (Tasman) , ParrotDog DevilBird 74, Renaissance Enlightenment Series Bière de Garde , Hop Federation American Brown Ale , Four Avenues Opposition Amber , Panhead Trekken , Renaissance Craftsman (2012) 92, Tuatara APA 97, Zeffer Apple Cider 42, Fiasco Hop Fetish NZIPA , Brew Moon (NZ) Farmhouse Ale 2013 , Valkyrie Isis Rising , Three Boys Crackerberry , Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar 98, Garage Project L’il Red Rye 85, Yeastie Boys Screwtop
Travlr (1686) 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?
DocFi (15) , Australia | June 30, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent craft beer pub with the best kiwi beer and fresh local food. V cosy, friendly - everything a pub should be.
Joe_F (1) Christchurch, New Zealand | July 14, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Such a great pub, the staff seem to be able to give tasting notes of any of the 20+ beers available at one time, off the top of their heads.
Gets a bit loud in there sometimes, but it’s a pub and not a RSA, so can’t complain.
Always something new to try.
beerbrat99 (21) Shanghai, China | August 17, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful selection in Christchurch and the staff is very knowledgeable about the beer. Great food and service. Only knock would be the live music can make it impossible to hold a conversation. The outside beer garden is great. The little B&B next door is great!
snuffla (5) Chch, New Zealand | April 27, 2009| Updated May 16, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best pub in Chch. Friendly staff. Beer of the month, usually from smalller breweries and changing taps so there’s always something new to try. Lovely little place, quiet and relaxed, live music at the weekend. Recommended
sm89walt (36) 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.
bosha_22 (2) , New Zealand | October 2, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is the best best drinking bar in Christchurch
k0mpsa (62) Järvenpää, 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.
skortila (165) 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.
Jimthechap (46) 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.
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