We opened the bar in 2003. Prior to that it was a General store for the miners and then a drapery for over 80+ years. We joined the 3 original kauri counters; that the bolts of fabric were thrown over, and turned them into one long bar. This magnificent building is constructed all in heart Kauri. We still have two of the original vaults that were used to store gold, that now, are used by Gentlemen that enter. Come on in, sit back, relax and soak up the Good Life in Coromandel Town.
No matter where you go in this country, you’ll always feel at home in a Classic Kiwi Pub. These iconic watering holes match excellent beer and delicious food with friendly service and a character that’s all their own. All you need to do is stop by, soak up the atmosphere and have a damn good time.
With a history that dates way back to 1873, the Star and Garter Hotel is a superb stop off for anyone cruising the Coromandel Coast. Inside you’ll find walls filled with the town’s rich history. In winter you can relax with a fine beverage next to the roaring fire. In summer it’s the perfect spot to kick back with a cooling ale. 140 odd years ago people were probably doing much the same thing.