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Phone: (09) 263 9696


Nineteen Eighty One has been named and set in honour of the year former All Black and farmer Terry McCashin opened the Macs Brewery in Nelson. Prime Minister Robert Muldoon was there that day, and was said to have procured the cheekiest of grins when sampling the first pour of Macs Gold.

We want to take you back to those exciting times of legwarmers and side ponytails, boomboxes and LPs, glam rock and synth pop, the Atari 2600 and Pac-Man. When Arnie & Sly were in their prime, John Travolta & Mickey Rourke were in shape, and Charles & Di were happy newlyweds!

Call us old-fashioned, but we are all about friendly service in warm surrounds. Mike ‘Fanta’ Meharg is the owner and general manager, and loves nothing more than seeing his guests leave with a smile. Head Chef Jeroen Hartman has just returned from London where he won a Michelin Food Guide ‘Gastro Pub of the Year 2010’ award. His excitement at getting to cook for people is rather hard to contain.

Whether you are after some delicious food in ambient surrounds, a couple of crisp Macs beers while watching the match on the big screen, or a place to sample a cocktail and have a boogie on Friday night, we will look after you.

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