take their time to come into being and in September
2008 we opened our doors and folk have been flooding
in ever since. Our slogan is “More than just
a Bar, it’s an experience” is something
we strive to deliver.
Food and Awesome Beers is the currency of this establishment.
Central to our theme is a giant Waterfall and Tree
(complete with its own possum). Every hour or so the
“West Coast Storm” kicks in.
won’t say too much here, you need to go in and
experience it for yourself. Once you have been you
will want to bring back all your visitors to also
experience what is fast becoming a legend in its own
We have six different areas for you to explore. Each
one has its own story and it sure does make interesting
reading as you sap up the atmosphere and the fascination
and intrigue of the whole place.
There is the Hunters and Fishermen and other Liars
Lodge. The truth is not necessary here. You will be
seated in a lodge like environment in HUGE leather
chairs and a cosy fire in the corner. This is the
most popular section for diners. Perhaps it’s
the freedom of speech, although we think its much
more than that.
Then there is the Lost Jacksons Bay Gold Mine. Lots
of mystery and legend here. We’ll leave it to
you find about the “Great Cache of Gold”
that has never been found. If you listen hard, you
might be surprized what you hear.
Over in the “Secret Business Corner” you
can talk about anyone you want, as long as they are
not present. It’s an idea that is a long held
tradition on the West Coast and we are introducing
it here to see if it catches on. Let us know what
you think please.
The Good Bastards Club Rooms is “where too much
humour is never enough”. Look we know everyone
loves a good laugh. So it’s right here that
you can wheel out your best gags. It’s not unusual
to hear much laughter emanating from this area.
You will also find the Lake Matheson Duck Shooting
Mai Mai. Lake Matheson is at Fox Glacier on the West
Coast and it’s a sacred place and claimed to
be the most photographed place in new Zealand. Well
way back before DoC or National Parks and freedom
abounded, it was a great place for Ducks. Can’t
tell you too much, but if you have a nose around,
you will find much intrigue in this section.
Last but not least is the Legends and Larrikins Bar.
There has been some serious timber gone into building
this. (There is serous timber throughout the whole
place, check out the massive beams in the ceiling).
Suffice it to say that many friendships are forged
around here and even more rekindled and made stronger.
There is an original Robinson Helicopter crashing
through the wall. Apparently it’s from The Jacksons
Bay Venison and Greenstone Recovery company.
this is a ticklish subject so it’s no laughing
matter if you get our drift. When we opened we had
Speight’s on tap and it was our biggest seller.
Then it slowly slipped down the ranks in popularity
as the West Coast Brews gained favour. Soon we were
hardly selling any of it, so we took off the taps.
It’s still available in bottles but we don’t
sell much of it. You can buy a West Coast sampling
tray or TRY GREEN FERN, its arguably the world’s
most perfect beer.
We invite you to come on down to 43 main North Road
Papanui Christchurch, South Island New Zealand and
partake in some fine West Coast fare and a cleansing
West Coast Ale and enjoy our great West Coast friendliness
and hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you.
are essential as we do get booked out. Give us a ring
on 03 354 1583.