Warm in atmosphere and welcome, you will feel right at home from the minute you walk in the door.
Main Bar, Fireside Restaurant & Bar, Outdoor Area, Accommodation, Liquor Centre, Gaming machines and TAB. Come in, relax and enjoy.

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Your True Country Pub

As you pull into Methven Mt Hutt Village and stand at the cross roads of the two main streets (one fittingly named Main Street!) you’ll see two pubs on opposite corners. One of them is Blue, one of them is Brown. Ours is the Brown one.

The catch phrase “your true country pub” is very apt as this is indeed a classic New Zealand country pub. Warm in atmosphere and welcome, you will feel right at home from the minute you walk in the door.

Our Fireside Bar and Family Restaurant has a fabulous menu complete with some delicious new items and the classic favourites we know you love! Our accommodation recently had a facelift including carpet, paint and bedding.

The Brown Pub, finalist in New Zealand’s Best Country Hotel at the 2016 HANZ Awards for Excellence, is located right in the middle of town and offers the Main Bar, the Fireside Bar, a family restaurant,  fresh, clean affordable accommodation, the Methven Liquor Centre and naturally a great time. We are also very proud to be awarded the Lion Breweries Beer Master award for demonstrating excellence in beer quality and presentation – ten years running. So you know the beer is going to be good.

It also helps that we live in New Zealand’s best little country town. Methven is a dynamic mix of generations old farms and up and coming real estate. It’s a lively ski town in the winter bringing with it a huge influx of travellers both international and domestic, who are all up for a good time. In the summer it’s a peaceful place to stop on a sightseeing tour and relax amongst some of the regions most beautiful scenery. Its also home to some of the kindest, most generous people you will ever meet. Methven is still very much a community, we love it here and hope you will too.

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Come and Support Methven Football Club on Saturday


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LAPHROAIG 10YO 700ml only $68.99
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Thanks to all the following businesses for sponsoring the Village Cruiser for the 2018 season:

Abisko Lodge & Apartments
Methven Pubs - The Blue & The Brown
The Dubliner
The Pantry
Methven Resort
Hyundai Mid Canterbury
Big Al's SnowSports
Ski Time
Philip Wareing Limited
Dom's Pizza & Kebabs

The Village Cruiser is a free service (a gold coin donation is appreciated though) operating Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays 5 - 9pm for the duration of the 2018 ski season.

Picking up from - Main St (opposite Super Liquor), Abisko Lodge, Methven Resort, Snow Denn Lodge, The Mall, Top Notch Four Square, Big Al's, The Lodge, The Blue Pub, Brinkley Resort, Ski Time and Southern X Lodge.
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Step inside The Brown Pub and have a look around. Walk through to the Main Bar, Fireside Bar & Restaurant and even pop upstairs to check out the accommodation.

This live view updates every 10 minutes, showing you what the weather is doing in town. Mt Hutt Ski Area can be seen just behind The Brown.

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TAB located within Main Bar