What’s happening with us
At the bar, by the fire, or next to a friend you haven’t seen for a while.
Apart from not being able to welcome UK visitors thirsty for a Real Ale things are thankfully back to normal at the Pub. No restrictions on group sizes or waiting to be seated. Come in and make yourselves at home.
We are still encouraging you to book, especially if there are a few of you, either here on our website or by calling us on (09) 3793557.
We have our winter uniform on. The fires are lit, our beers are flowing, and the new menu is proving to be a hit. Best of all, all the tables are out of storage and fitting back in their usual spots.
Friday 12 June is our 25th birthday. We will celebrate without fanfare, in typical understated Galbraith’s fashion as we’ve done consistently each day since 1995, but after all we’ve been through with an extra sense of gratitude that we are still opening our doors each day.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us since we reopened, and over the last 25 years.
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.