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upcoming events 


We've always been Auckland's Home of Rugby and we promise you there isn't a better place to be in Auckland to get behind your team. The Horse & Trap is your Rugby World Cup HQ. There’ve been plenty of cracking games so far and the atmosphere here in the Main Bar has been amazing. These aren’t the kind of matches you want to stay at home for. Whether you bring friends, family, or make it a work event, come enjoy our hospitality, all our screens and vantage points, our awesome food and beverage offerings and the very special set-up that we’ve put together for all of our rugby community.


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: Whittaker v Adesanya
Sunday 6 October

It’s the main fight on the card for UFC243 and the biggest fight ever down under with arguably the 2 greatest UFC fighters to come out of Aotearoa.


Live: Rugby World Cup
Throughout October

Settle in. It’s here. Live and loud. Showing all RWC matches through Sky thanks to a deal between Spark and Sky. See you here.


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.