Your ultimate guide to cosy drinks in the Lower North Island

Welcome to our fireside pub guide for the Lower North Island, where cosy fires and warm hospitality await you.

In the middle of a New Zealand winter, there’s nothing better than enjoying your favourite drink in front of fire. So we’ve put together a guide of pubs with gas fireplaces for you to enjoy. Our guide highlights venues with gas fireplaces. Have we missed your favourite venue with a gas fireplace? Let us know yours and we’ll add it to the list.

With gas flowing well into the future, you can enjoy a drink by a gas fireplace for years to come, enjoying the lovely ambience and convenience of a gas fireplace.

So, whether you love a glass of red wine, mulled wine or an indulgent hot chocolate, dig out your woolly scarf and choose your next destination.


The Lobby Lounge at The Intercontinental Hotel, 2 Grey Street, Wellington
Foxglove, 33 Queens Wharf, Wellington
Dockside, Shed 3, Queens Wharf, Wellington
Panhead, 1 Tory Street, Wellington
Bin44, 3 Queens Wharf, Wellington
Avida Bar, Corner Johnston and Featherston Street, Wellington

Hawke's Bay

Thirsty Whale, 62 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier
Maina Cafe & Bistro, 2 Havelock Road, Havelock North
Riverside Bar, twinned with the Clive Hotel, 193 Main Road, State Highway 2, Clive


Snug Lounge, 124 Devon Street West, West End Precinct, New Plymouth


Little Savanna, 45-47 Princess Street, Palmerston North
The Strong Room, 52 Fergusson Street, Feilding 

The above list is just a starting point. Do you have a favourite venue that we haven’t included? Get in contact.

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