"The Blue Pub is the Town's main Attraction" Methven Things to Do Tip by Kakapo2
Methven Things to Do: 10 reviews and 10 photos
The two-storey building itself is just a beauty in dark blue and kauri wood, with the decks, banister, beams, window frames and doors contrasting nicely with the strikingly painted façade. To me, the Blue Pub is Methven?s architectural main attraction. As said in my intro, the pub was Methven?s first hotel, and already built in 1880, and still offers accommodation today.
There is action all year-round, with the Dean Cooksley Memorial Bike Race or the Surf Snow Cup as annual events, and gigs with popular musicians and bands.
You can either sit inside in the café area, or get into the heat of the bar, or enjoy the sunshine in one of the two outdoor seating areas, one of which is sheltered from the wind by surrounding glass panels.
Accommodation is very affordable as you have to share bathroom and kitchenette. Rates (as July 2008):
Single room $ 40
Twin/Double (king) $ 60
Extra person $ 20
Address: The Blue Pub, Barkers Road, Methven 7300
Directions: In the centre of the township where all main roads meet, cannot be missed
Phone: (03) 302 8046
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