New Zealand > Auckland
sm89walt (21) Auckland, New Zealand | August 16, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
A tidy pub of modest size with itís own on-site brewery out back knocking out some tasty offerings. Three fonts of their own brews and five other kegs with more commercial stuff. Also a fridge or two but I didnít inspect the range too closely, what with being in a rush and all. Fairly noisy but with a good atmosphere on my fly-by Friday night visit. Definitely somewhere Iíll revisit to try the rest of the range and update these here notes. I reckon itíd do nicely as a place to pass a few hours on a lazy weekend afternoon no problem.
Travlr (1257) Washington, Washington DC | August 1, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
I figured Iíd start my New Zealand trip by staying at a brewery, what a great concept. Itís an old listed building with lots of character. Staff welcomed me with tasters of their whole range, and a tour of the brewing equipment, which is visible behind the bar, with a number of brightening tanks in the basement as well. At the moment itís still a tied pub, so it has to serve macro stuff, and can only serve three of their own - hopefully this will change soon when their contract is up.
ozbeernerd (16) Adelaide, Australia | June 18, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I over all liked this bar, it is the sort of place I would hang out in if it was my local. Has a nice friendly atmosphere about it. English looking pub with an obviously Shakespearean theme. Own beers were nice but not spectacular. Not many mind, most were Montiethís which I am not keen on. Food was great. Probably would not be my first port of call, but if you are in the area stop by.
Imaena (36) Atlanta, Georgia | June 7, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Was here at the beginning and end of a long trip round the north island. Decent place for brews and grub. Nothing special.
Bif (73) St. Louis, Missouri | November 4, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pub is in a good location of the Auckland CBD. it is located in an old building that gives it a bit of character. it trys to give a bit of an old style pub but could use some help. They had 3 of their own beers on tap with the rest being Montiethís. The beers were fairly run of the mill for theiir style, The menu has your basic pub grub selection but nothing I was interested in. On the plus side it was a good place to be stranded during a rainy Auckland afternoon.
halfbaked (24) , | April 26, 2012
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
I was disappointed in this place. Only one own beer on tap and it was pretty average. Other beers available were standard fare. Food was standard pub food but all the vegetarian food was unavailable when we visited. Convenient location in city but a lot of traffic noise on the terrace. Only average.
skortila (127) Baarn, Netherlands | January 10, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Nice cosey place, friendly staff. Only had 1 own beer on tap, rest was Monteighs. Big nice brew kettle behind the bar for an average english ale? Seems a bit of a waste. Didnít try their food.
davidm (53) Melbourne, Australia | January 4, 2010| Updated January 12, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I only had time to try the two strongest beers, but they were sensational! The other beers looked good too, and the bar had a nice terrace.
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 24, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
An English style pub with a number of house brews available. The beers are only OK, there were seven on draught when I visited.
TheGrandMaster (105) Auckland, New Zealand | March 20, 2008| Updated May 20, 2008
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Good location, and what could potentially be a great building. But I find Shakespeare a bit dark and dingy inside, especially downstairs. Get a table outside if you can. The beers a real let down for me, just a couple that offer something different from the standard NZ draught beers. The food is simple, but good - the same can be said of the service. If I was writing a report card, Iíd day something like could do better.
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