We invite you to come and join us at The Hop Garden this Thursday June 20 (yep, that's tomorrow) with the boys from Garage Project as they launch their latest audacious offering, Sauvin Nouveau.

"Fresh sauvignon blanc juice fermented with pilsner wort brewed with an extravagant late addition of Nelson Sauvin hops. Vin Nouveau meet Sauvin Nouveau in a vintage harvest pilsner of crisp and intense aromatic fruit complexity, where the flavours of beer and wine intertwine so closely it's almost indecent."

Sauvin Nouveau, where grape meets grain, a beguiling and spritzy imperial pilsner from Garage Project.

Launching from 5.30pm, Thursday June 20 at The Hop Garden, with complementary morsels to match.

Thursday, 28 March 2013 17:58

The Hop Garden Easter Hours

Hop Gardeners - we will be closed this Friday 29 March and Sunday 31 March in remembrance of the Good Lord, but we will be open as usual on Saturday, and opening on Monday at the extra special holiday time of 11.30 am for beers, wines, food and good times, and without any of that surcharge malarky either.

Saturday, 02 March 2013 13:38

Sunday - Roast Day

Who likes Roast?

Sunday March 3 marks our inaugural Roast Day - each and every Sunday we'll be roasting a joint with all the trappings, and we invite you to take a table.

Vegetarian? Vegan? Don't feel left out, Roast Day is for you too!

From 11am each and every Sunday, all day.

Roasts are $20 per person, kids eat for $15 each.

Thursday, 20 December 2012 13:52

The Hop Garden Christmas and New Years hours

The Hop Garden will have some revised hours in place over the festive period, most noticeably we are OPEN ON BOXING DAY and JANUARY 2, and WITH NO SURCHARGE.

The details are as follows:

  • Sunday 23/12 10.30am - 9pm (ish)
  • Monday 24/12 12pm - 9pm (ish)
  • Tuesday 25/12 CLOSED
  • Wednesday 26/12 3pm - 10pm (ish)
  • Thursday 27/12 11.30am - 11pm (ish)
  • Friday 28/12 11.30am - 11pm (ish)
  • Saturday 29/12 10.30am - 11pm (ish)
  • Sunday 30/12 10.30am - 9pm (ish) 
  • Monday 31/12 12pm - 9pm (ish)
  • Tuesday 1/1 CLOSED
  • Wednesday 2/1 3pm - 10pm (ish)
  • Thursday 3/1 11.30am - 11pm (ish)
  • Friday 4/1 11.30am - 1am, normal hours resume

Over this period we will also be offering a reduced menu built largely around our sharing plates and with a few light meals too.

We wish all our friends and their families a safe and very Merry Christmas, and look forward to seeing you soon.



Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:10

Amiria Grenell LIVE Sunday 25 November

Whilst not strictly a beer related story, who can resist the sweet combo of live music, crafty beer and sunshine?

The Hop Garden is proud to host Amiria Grenell for a cheeky Sunday afternoon session this Sunday 25 November, from 3pm til 6pm.

Hailing from one of New Zealands most talented musical families, Amiria picked up the Tui at this years NZ Music Awards for her brilliant folk album 'Three Feathers' , and has featured in the Fly My Pretties showcase tour.

Totally free and totally brilliant, we hope you can join us for this remarkable afternoon.


Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:50

New Zealand International Arts festival

The New Zealand International Arts Festival
24 Feb - 18 Mar 2012


For the duration of the festival our kitchen will be serving dinner from the earlier time of 5pm until 10pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
Our smaller plates are available from open til close, seven days a week.

Please join us for a pre- or post- show meal or drink, and let us know of any time constraints you are under - we have options to suit all

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