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upcoming events


The Rugby Championship and The Bledisloe Cup are now behind us. That only means one thing. In a few weeks time, the 2019 version of rugby's pinnacle event, the Rugby World Cup, will finally be here. Get ready Horse & Trappers. We've always been Auckland's Home of Rugby and we promise you there won't be a better place in the city to get behind your team. It will be your Rugby World Cup HQ. On Saturday 21 September, around 9:45pm, our men in black will be taking part in what is undoubtedly the match of the opening round. Our greatest rugby rivals, South Africa, bring their recent Rugby Championship achievements to Yokohama Stadium in a battle that arguably involves the 2 favourites for the Cup.

This is not the kind of match you want to stay at home for. Whether you bring friends, family, or make it a work event, come join your fellow All Black fans and let’s support them together. A Saturday night game with a kick off time that couldn’t be more perfect for a massive night out. This is one you don’t want to miss out on. Get yourself sorted now because it will book out, and you won’t want to go anywhere else with what we’ve got planned. See details below for our opening game of the Cup and how you can reserve your spot.

New Zealand v South Africa | The Loft

  • Where: The Loft

  • Time: Doors open from 7pm (kick-off from 9.45pm)

  • How Much: $500 for a leaner of 4 or $750 for a leaner of 6

  • Includes: Bucket of beers on arrival (2 per person), selection of gourmet small plates throughout the night, big screen, raffle ticket on arrival, host & entertainment

  • Book Now: Click here

New Zealand v South Africa |The Main Bar

  • Where: The Main Bar (includes the main tables inside and on the covered deck)

  • Time: Tables will be booked from 5pm with arrival required before 7pm otherwise the table may be resold (kick-off from 9.45pm)

  • Book Now: Click here


Every Tuesday is Quiz Night
7pm Kickoff - Bookings Are Advised

Join NZ’s best quizmaster (as voted by himself) Riggsy for one of Auckland’s most famous Tuesday night quizzes.


Live: The Offbeats
Saturday 14 September

It’s Ska. It’s live. It’s the place to be this Saturday. Fun, entertaining, energetic, and that’s just our barstaff. Imagine how good the band will be.


Live: Rugby World Cup
Saturday 21 September

Settle in. It’s here. Live and loud. Kicking off with Australia v Fiji, France v Argentina, then the big one - NZ v South Africa. Book in. See you there.


it’s your local

The Horse & Trap is a stable of social relaxing.  Like all the other people coming through the doors, we're sure you'll love the Horse & Trap just as much as we do!


hunger & thirst sorted

We’ve always been known for our food and drink. This is proper pub food with a proper drinks menu. Don’t come here for a 12-course degustation. We have food for all ages and all tastes, so whether it’s a casual work lunch, a catch-up with the boys, a girls night out, or a family dinner get-together - we have a family-friendly, all-day menu that will leave you satisfied and still keep some change in your pocket.


private events

Whether you are celebrating with close friends, wanting an internal team meeting space or holding a company seminar; our two purpose-built function rooms can accommodate your needs. Here’s the good news - you’ll get our amazing, super-friendly and accommodating level of service, along with the same food and drink offerings in the main bar and dining rooms.

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love beer?

We're not strictly a Monteiths pub. Rather we choose the majority of beers from DB (including most of the Monteith's series) for the simple fact, we prefer the taste! Increasingly growing in popularity are the new breed of local craft beers, which we highlight every month on our guest tap for you to try.


reserve your experience

Whether you’re keen to dine in, save some space for your group drinkies, or hold a work or personal function and event - we’re here to help you make it happen. Booking a table or a function room couldn’t be easier. Make sure you hit that enquire button below which will transport you to all of our contact details.