What’s happening with us
Edging closer to normal
Thank you to everyone who has returned to Galbraith’s since we reopened.
It’s been a little different for all of us but it has been wonderful to see everyone back and enjoying catching up with friends and family over a glass or two.
Whenever you come through our doors for the foreseeable future the 3 S’s will still apply.
Seated, Separated and Single Server.
When you arrive you will need wait in the foyer, we will help you find a seat a safe distance from others and you will be personally looked after by one of the Galbraith’s Team. No ordering or standing at the bar, that’s still a treat reserved for Level 1.
Galbraith’s is a lofty and spacious place, which is lucky, as the rules allow us to accommodate only 100 people at any one time. However recent changes to the Level 2 rules mean we can now welcome larger groups of 10 or more.
To save disappointment it would be great if you could book. Book here on our website and we will call you back to confirm, or call us on (09) 3793557.
We are committed to keeping you safe with plenty of sanitiser on hand, regular surface cleaning, and social distancing but if you feel unwell please stay home.
The beer is flowing, the fires are lit, and the new winter menu, full of comforting food, is proving to be a hit. As winter draws in Galbraith’s is the perfect spot for a night of conversation with friends.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Keith, Andrea and the Galbraith’s Team
Brewing and serving craft beer before it was cool
At the Alehouse we have been serving world-beating beers from our on-site brewery since 1995. Once again named one of Metro’s Top 10 Auckland Bars in 2020 and boasting one of the most extensive beer lists in the country, we are committed to being the best. Located in the beautiful lofty Grafton library building at the top of Mt Eden Road the feeling when you walk through the doors is welcoming and relaxed.
Our hand-made food showcases the heritage of our experienced team of chefs whilst staying true to our pub roots. Produce is sourced locally, delivered fresh every day and collected from the on-site gardens.
Born and raised in Dublin, David joined the Alehouse family in 2011, training directly with Keith from the ground up. Always happy to have a yarn about what’s brewing, he is passionate about cask-conditioned ales and his family. In 2019 he became proud father to the newest additions to the Alehouse family, young twins Ted and Benji.
Born in Hamilton across the river from the Waikato Brewery, Keith began his career working with wine. He quickly found that his skills and knowledge translated across to brewing. Seeing few true Real Ales being produced, he opened the Alehouse in 1995 with the desire to bring real, old-world beer styles, brewed with traditional techniques to New Zealand. Since opening the Alehouse, his beers have been recognised and acclaimed locally and at an international level, including in 2017 with two gold medals and a the trophy for world champion in the strong dark beer class at the prestigious International Brewing Awards in Burton-on-Trent, considered the Oscars of the brewing world.
Palmerston North born and Auckland bred, Darrin has worked in leading restaurants both here and overseas. Darrin came to Galbraith’s after Keith explained his vision to serve top end pub food using only the best ingredients. He leads a brigade of qualified and experienced chefs with a passion for food and beer.
Our specialty cask-conditioned, hand-pulled Real Ale and European inspired lagers are complimented by a range of seasonal beers from local and international producers. Available to enjoy here, or by the flagon to take home.
Under Level 2 restrictions we can only accommodate up to 100 people in the Pub at any one time. To avoid disappointment please request to book below and we will call you back to confirm. Recent changes to Level 2 restrictions mean we are now able to take bookings for groups of 10 people or more.
- Open 7 days
- Sun – Tues 12pm – 10pm
- Wed – Sat 12pm – 11pm
- Kitchen serving 12pm – 9pm
- No public holiday surcharge