about us

Originally opening as the North Island’s first Monteith's Bar, the Horse & Trap team strives to continue a tradition borne from the get-go - ensuring that locals in the Mt Eden area had a public house to go to which offered a great environment, excellent service, and a fantastic range of beers and food.

The pub has been an integral part of the lives of many people from in and around Mt Eden over the past few decades and its importance to the local community has reflected in it winning numerous awards including most recently the NZ Business Awards where it won the Best Traditional Pub - Auckland award for 2018. Some of the other acknowledgements over the years include:

  • 2015 - Best Pub Quiz in Auckland

  • 2006 - Best Spirit & Best Service Winner

  • 2005 - Monteith's Wild-food Auckland Winner

  • 2005 - Best Individual Beer & Food Match (Mains)

  • 2005 - Best Spirit - Winner


Kitchen open daily
11.30AM - 9PM

Our menu revolves around pub classics with a bit of fine dining thrown in, some street food, a dash of family-friendly options and dishes even your fussy mate will eat.