Welcome to the Puketapu 2Looking for a good old fashioned relaxed Pub experience?


The Puketapu is a member of the classic pubs network and a winner of the 2011 Hawkes Bay Hospo awards for “Traditional pub of the year”. We pride ourselves in providing high quality gourmet meals at a reasonable price. Want to know more about our history, click here. Interested in making a booking , find our contact details here. Feel free to view our menu and photo galleries for more information.


        The Puketapu is an award winning  restaurant and pub

The Puketapu was nominated and later won the Hawkes Bay Hospo awards for “Traditional Pub of the year” in 2011.  Then again in 2013 The Puketapu was nominated for the “Outstanding Local ” and the “Outstanding Establishment” proudly taking out the title of Outstanding Local.HospoTo quote Food Hawkes Bay, “The Hospitality Awards are FOR the industry BY the industry.  Over the last two months industry workers, owners, chefs, waiters, bartenders, baristas, suppliers and sales rep’s have nominated and then voted for who they think is the MOST OUTSTANDING in the 15 award categories”.As the Hawkes Bay Hospo award suggests, The Puketapu has become renowned for its fine cuisne and atmosphere. We pride ourselves in providing high qualit meals at a reasonable price in a relaxed charming atmosphere.


Need a break from cycling Hawkes Bay and Puketapu?

The Puketapu is placed 4 metres off the Hawkes Bay cycle tracks. If you would like to take a break from your ride, you are welcome to come and join us for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner or even order takeaways to have at the Puketapu domain. If you want to find out more about local cycle tracks and local attractions please click here. If you want to view our menus for your cycle stop please click here. 


Keep up to date with our latest events and local news

The Puketapu hosts a number of reoccuring and one off events. These include Trival pursuit nights, club nights, Duck shooting and special events. If you want to see what is coming up, check out our events page. Want the Puketapu team to keep in touch with you and keep you up to date with what is happening in and about Puketapu, check out our latest news section.

Do you need a meal or venue for your group, club or special event or just looking for a great meal?

If you belong to a club or group in Napier, Taradale or Hastings that requires a place to meet, greet and eat, The Puketapu can design fixed menus and catering to serve your needs. Or just looking for a great meal, come and see us. Planning a special event, talk to us about your needs. Want to find out more? Then contact us today. Here’s what a few of our clients have to say about their experience at The Puketapu:

”Thanks Guys for making my 50th Bday a real treat to remember. Food was the best, all staff were over helpful, friendly, excellent. I look forward to my next beer there soon.” Cliff Tolley Nov 2012 

”A huge thank you to the owners and staff for making our party last weekend a success and so enjoyable. The support in planning, finding equipment, and set up was fantastic. The food was beautifully presented, and everyone was very accommodating. Thanks a million for making it easy.”            Juli Anne 2012

”thank you for a very nice meal and a memorable 40th wedding anniversary!!!Absolutely brilliant food. YUMMMMY.”              Jack Brunner Oct 2012

”Thanks for accomodating the 60 of us that turned up from the Vintage Car Club yesterday, great lunch, we’ll be back! Many thanks!”                                                                            Hooters Vintage & Classic Vehicle Hire NZ

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