Welcome To The Pongaroa Hotel

" Country Hospitality at its best "

Jennifer and Staff welcome you to The Pongaroa Hotel. Home of real Tararua Country hospitality, fine wine, cold beer and delicious food.

Set in the historic 1911 BNZ building right in the centre of Pongaroa, the Hotel retains the character of the past whilst offering a family friendly environment for locals and visitors.


As the Hotel stands in the centre of the village it is not only a place to relax and unwind with a cold drink and hot food, it is a place for community activities, a venue for entertaining evenings and a place to go to catch up on whats been happening around the district.

Pongaroa Hotel Circa 1911

Pongaroa Hotel & Kitchen Hours

 MONDAY   Closed


WEDNESDAY  11am-11pm

THURSDAY 11am-11pm

FRIDAY 11am-12am

      SATURDAY 11am-12am

 SUNDAY 11am-10pm 

MONDAY   Closed

KITCHEN 12noon-2pm & 6-9pm

KITCHEN 12noon-2pm & 6-9pm

KITCHEN 12noon-2pm & 6-9pm

KITCHEN 12noon-2pm & 5:30-9pm

KITCHEN 12noon-9pm

KITCHEN 12noon-9pm



  Tuesday Nights are Big Pints

              Wet your Whistle Wednesday Quart Bottle 6-8pm

             Wednesday Pool & Darts entries by 6:30pm

                Friday Jug Night & Cockies Night

                              Closed Queens Birthday Monday           

    Closed Christmas Day,Boxing Day & Good Friday

Courtesy coach available phone 06 376-2864


Pongaroa Hotel

Take our virtual tour of The Pongaroa Hotel and enjoy the memories of some of the recent events on our Gallery page, check out what is on the way on our Whats On page and browse our range of tasty food on our Menus page.

We offer vouchers for that special gift!

Bay Espresso Coffee at Pongaroa Hotel. 

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Whether supping a cold beer in the bar, enjoying the wholesome food on the extensive covered deck area, relaxing in the garden or sitting down for a meal in the separate BNZ dinning room, Gowan and the staff at The Pongaroa Hotel will ensure your experience is a positive one.

Looking for Accommodation within Pongaroa, www.puketoilodge.nz