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upcoming events


Every Tuesday is Quiz Night
7:15pm Kickoff - Bookings Are Advised

An institution at The Horse & Trap, into his 16th year of hosting the quiz (a world record at the same pub), join NZ’s best quizmaster (as voted by himself) Riggsy for one of Auckland’s most famous Tuesday night quizzes - where legends are born.


Live Music: The Teleporter Trio
Fri 22 March

An eclectic instrumental journey of cranked up classic songs that sound so damn good when they’re played on a telecaster. Break out your Friday after-work evening and get the weekend started properly with this unique jam session.

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Live Music: Mark “Hemi” Day
Sun 24 March

Sundays aren’t Sundays unless they’re spent out on our deck, enjoying food and drink with family and friends, listening to the vocal talents of our man, Mark Day. With an array of covers you’ll know and love, Mark is here to entertain you. Free. This Sunday.


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.