Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
TedE  (38) Sydney, Australia | September 22, 2016
Big pub on the very edge of the CBD but only a 15 minute walk from our hotel. It’s a sad walk past many vacant blocks waiting to be rebuilt but...Pomeroy’s lives on! Like an anti-Tardis it looks enormous from the outside but is oddly cramped inside (possibly because a jazz trio was playing the night we were there). Many, many beers to choose from (including their own). Food is really really good, the ambience terrific, and some staff are a little eccentric! What’s not to like. If you like beer and you have one night in Christchurch, go here.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nickd717  (125) Sofia, Bulgaria | July 20, 2016
A really legit beer bar way down in the dirty south. Taps are essentially all NZ beers and represent a nice cross-section of stuff. The ambiance is like a British pub, really welcoming and comfortable. Live music sometimes. Food is well-done pub fare, really tasty. They also will hand out free bites of bread and cheese and the like around happy hour. If you’re down here in Chch, do not mess around - this should be your #1 go-to place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (507) Toronto, Ontario | June 25, 2016
2016-05-21. We underestimated how popular this place with be on a rainy Saturday night. Very cosy, it has a nice mix of seating and separate areas but it is VERY busy tonight. After standing at the bar for a bit we found some seats at the corner of the bar and made friends with a local. He later introduced us to the owner who was very friendly, as were the servers. They have a good tap list with a number of beers brewed in house. At one point a server brought by a platter of cheese and warm bread! (Apparently an effort to ensure people are not exceeding their alcohol intake according to our bar mate.) It was fantastic and took some effort to not take the entire tray! We ended up not staying as long as I would have liked. I think I would have liked to have come earlier in the day and spent more time here in hindsight. Great place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Luvystypotables  (137) Virginia Beach, Virginia | April 6, 2016
The best beer selection in Christchurch mainly NZ brews with a few token American beers. The food is unbelievable and if Steve Pomeroy is there he is a gracious and entertaining host.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mullet  (230) Melbourne, Australia | September 20, 2015
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum  (40) Wellington, New Zealand | March 29, 2015| Updated April 21, 2016
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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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
anstei  (47) Zurich, Switzerland | February 6, 2015
A pub that reminds me very much of British pubs. Impressive amount of 28 taps and 3 hand pumps, with almost exclusively local craft beer. Their selection of NZ beer is good, but the focus on the local market also means that unfortunately you basically only get the typical British beer styles. A few bottled beer are available too, but in an amount or quality that would be noteworthy.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt  (41) Sydney, Australia | March 25, 2014
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa  (80) Tuusula, Finland | January 24, 2014
Cozy place. Live music. Nice 31 taps, mainly nz beers. Little off the city but worth visiting.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bosha_22  (2) , New Zealand | October 2, 2013
This is the best best drinking bar in Christchurch

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