With the chance to cash up some loyalty points recently, we decided on a New Zealand book to enhance our travels around our beautiful country. It arrived speedily via a courier, and here it is, “The Great Kiwi Pub Crawl” and will join the other travel books in our caravan
In the interests of full disclosure, I really have to say that I am not really a pub girl at all – much preferring a latte at a trendy café. Robin went to his share of pubs in his young single days, and these days we only seem to go to the local establishments to have a meal. Although both my parents worked in hotels in their later working lives, the pub gene passed me by – but you don’t need alcohol to have a good time, do you?
So why buy a Kiwi pub book – you may well be wondering? Because the historic pubs featured all have tales to tell, so it might be nice to soak up the atmosphere, find out a little more of the history attached to these watering holes. We really want to go and see “Ted’s Bottle” at the Waihao Forks Hotel, left behind by Ted d’Auvergne as he went off to war. And to check out again the tiny Vulcan Hotel in St Bathans – last time we passed by we took our drinks outside at sat in the sunshine. Robin would no doubt have a beer on the Great Kiwi Pub Crawl, while I would make do with that other great Kiwi drink, L&P, if the pub in question didn’t serve coffee.
We’ll let you know how we get on with The Great Kiwi Pub Crawl – it may well take some time to achieve.