WE REMAIN CLOSED DURING LEVEL THREE LOCKDOWN
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK SOON
We are glad that Auckland has moved to Level 3 and looks a bit closer to normal for many in our city. Sadly life remains a little way from the nirvana of normal at Galbraith’s.
What makes the Pub so special is that perfect synergy of great beer, wine, food and conversation and that’s impossible to package into a polystyrene container to take away. So for now we must remain closed and keep our fingers crossed that the light at the end of the tunnel that is Level 2 is coming closer rather than a train coming the other way.
But being a Pub our glass is always half full so, ever the optimists, we are making plans to reopen under Level 2 Delta rules on or around 6 October 2021. Once a level change is confirmed we will be able to host 50 people inside the Pub and just under 100 of you in our beautiful and “well ventilated” garden space.
We are now taking bookings on the website for the inside tables only, for dates from 6 October 2021 onwards, for groups of up to a maximum of 10 people. The garden will be open but because we don’t have a crystal weather ball we are unable to take bookings for tables outdoors.
In the meantime we remain closed. We hope you all remain safe and well and that we will see you at the Pub for some great food and drink and that first conversation with friends very 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.
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.
To avoid disappointment please book below. We are currently taking bookings for inside tables in two hour blocks, for dates from 6 October 2021 onwards, for a maximum of 10 people. For future bookings for dates outside Level 2 for groups larger than 10, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
- Tue – Sun: 12pm – 10pm
- Fri: 12pm – 11pm
- Kitchen serving 12pm – 9pm
- No public holiday surcharge