Giant Brewing

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Tuesday3:00 – 9:00 pm.

Wednesday3:00 – 9:00 pm.

Thursday12:00 – 10:00 pm.

Friday12:00 – 11:00 pm.

Saturday12:00 – 11:00 pm.

Sunday12:00 – 9:00 pm.

6 Treachers Lane, Havelock North

027 220 3043

Giant Brewing in Havelock North is the perfect place to gather with a group of mates, celebrate a family occasion and enjoy some excellent local beers.

What started as a humble side project years ago has grown into a fully-fledged brewery, with the pub opening in 2020. The vision for the space was to create somewhere where everyone feels welcome and where there are regulars aplenty. Whether it’s after-work drinks or you come to watch the All Blacks play, creating a community feel is evident at Giant. From the long sharing tables, to being able to see into the kitchen and watch the chefs at work, the atmosphere is open and friendly. 

When it comes to the beer itself, owner Chris describes himself as a beer geek, and so when choosing what kinds of beers to brew, he wants to make sure there’s something for every taste on tap. Giant likes to share the love around, and about half the taps in the pub have rotating guest beers from New Zealand independent brewers, and given the Hawke’s Bay location, there are many local wines available too.

On the food front, Giant has partnered with Good Company Catering to deliver a menu with a mix of bar bites, bowls, burgers and mains like hawker rolls and beer-battered fish and chips. It’s pub grub but take it up a notch or ten! The kids are covered, too, with their own menu to choose from, and if you have a sweet tooth, Duck Island ice cream often makes an appearance on the dessert menu.

What could be better than an expertly brewed pint of local beer, tasty food and a cracking atmosphere, it’s all here at Giant Brewing. 

Words by Julia Rutherford & Photography by Anna Briggs

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6 Treachers Lane, Havelock North

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