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An intriguing, hilariously funny and quintessential crawl around 50 of New Zealand's tried and true Kiwi pubs.

An intriguing, hilariously funny and quintessential crawl around 50 of New Zealand's tried and true Kiwi pubs.

'There’s a totem pole at the Mussel Inn. It stands as a sentinel monument warning incoming visitors that they’re in a different world; a world without insistent notifications, instant access and where if someone wants you, they’ll just have to wait. It is quite literally a telephone pole, a pole that has mobile phones nailed to it. The outside world be warned: leave your phone in the car and come inside for a beer, you silly bugger.'

From Whangamomona to Tolaga Bay, the Puhoi to the South Seas Hotel, this is a collection of stories about those bastions of community we hold dear, the good old Kiwi pub.

Featuring pubs from: Waipu, Kaihu, Russell, Hamilton, Mount Maunganui, Thames, East Cape, Tolaga Bay, Katikati, Rotorua, Napier, Gladstone, Lake Ferry, Wellington, Motueka, Onekaka, Moutere, Christchurch, Waihao, Dunedin, Winton, Invercargill, Stewart Island, Arrowtown, Blackball, Hurunui and Nelson.

Reviews

The Great Kiwi Pub Crawl takes a rollicking breezy, tongue in-cheek yet affectionate, journey the length of the country with stops for a pint at our most characterful and character-filled pubs.

Ewan Sargent, Waikato Times

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781775538455

    October 31, 2016

    Random House NZ

    304 pages

    RRP $60.00

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