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“A perfect holiday "office"”

Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Currach Irish Pub & Innkeeper's Lodge is set in a lovely garden setting, across the road from beautiful Pa Beach and Tryphena Harbour. The Currach is Great Barrier's iconic Irish Pub with beautiful authentic bric a brac. The pub offers a delicious menu with a fantastic range of dishes including its world famous Seafood Chowder and wood fired pizzas. We offer fresh fish and use organic salads and herbs. We have a delicious range of bar snacks or stay for dinner. The Gallery Restaurant is the location for art exhibitions of local artists. The Innkeeper's Lodge has 5 ensuites with balconies. We also have a small backpacker hostel. We look forward to welcoming you to the Currach.
Reviewed 18 January 2022

Husband and I stayed on Great Barrier Island for 9 nights - and spent 8 of those nights enjoying the hospitality at Currach. I occasionally had to work, and Currach has wifi (our accommodation didn't), so after a first excellent night here, we booked the same table for the remainder of our stay. Booking was essential - most nights the outside tables were fully booked. The setting is gorgeous, there's a choice of sun or shade, the staff are terrific, and the food is fantastic. Non-vegetarian husband had the vegetarian Potato Gnocchi several times, it was that good ! Live music some nights, guests picking up the pub's guitar other nights - it was perfect.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 17 August 2021

We had meant to get pizza, but turns out they don't do pizza on Sundays. We ended up getting the burger and the gnocchi (the latter of which was recommended by the server). The burger had a giant beef patty, so it was quite filling. The gnocchi was fantastic and woudn't have been out of place at a fancy restaurant in Wellington or Auckland!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Thank Fafa-Ahm
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

Irish pubs outside Ireland are ten a penny these days, but are usually so, so ingenuine!

Not so with the Currach, with a genuine Irish owner you can be guaranteed mighty craic, a correctly poured Guinness and hearty feeds!

Dropped in a a few times on my last trip to Barrier, cheeky pint here, dinner there

Date of visit: August 2021
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Thank feazel
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

We arrived on the island for a break away and saw a poster for a comedy night in what turns out to be the only pub on the island! The island itself is stunning and we knew it was off the grid so we didn't expect to find this cool little pub!! It felt like a pub in the middle of a village in Ireland. The Irish lady welcomed us and to be honest, we were convinced that she knew us or we knew her, the welcome was so friendly! We got in early for the food and we didn't expect it to be that good, maybe because they get their groceries flown over on the small planes but the Beef Cheek was delicious. We stayed for the comedy night and it was absolutely brilliant. Again, we didn't expect much, we thought it might be some local open mic acts but it was 3 professionals, an Irish guy, Scottish and a kiwi and despite there being an odd aggressive heckler, they dealt with it well and put on a great show. The whole experience was surreal but we had a smashing time

Date of visit: July 2021
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Thank YummyRashers
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

I've been over 6 times and we love it. Always friendly faces and local characters providing great banter. During the summer, the deck is amazing. In a time when travel is limited, just sitting out on the deck, looking over the hills, you feel like you are in south east Asia. It's beautiful. The food has always been great when we got it before, especially the wood fired pizza but the chef blew us away on our last 2 visits.
Something would be rotten if you couldn't enjoy this beautiful pub

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thank Q8862TLalm
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