“The Puketapu” was established in 1885 by Mr Frederick Thomas Bradley. At the time of its initial establisment it contained twenty bedrooms, two parlours and a dining room. The Puketapu Hotel has been the hub of this small country community since it was first built. Over its life the hotel has seen many changes. Significant renovations in 1906 were totally destroyed by fire in 1909.The Bar and Restaurant have come along way since then. The Puketapu was nominated and later won the Hawkes Bay Hospo awards for “Traditional Pub of the year” in 2011 and 'Outstanding Local' in 2013.
The Puketapu has become renowned for its fine cuisine and relaxed atmosphere. We pride ourselves in providing high quality meals at a reasonable price.