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WELCOME

WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU

A CLASSIC COUNTRY PUB EXPERIENCE WITH GREAT FOOD, HOSPITALITY AND A TRUE LOVE OF OUR GUESTS

About

ABOUT

Our guests are our business - welcome to paradise.

For a small country pub, hotel & restaurant we work hard to make each of our guests feel special and deliver an outstanding experience. A quintessential small country town experience, providing a genuine and warm welcome, delicious hearty food, and a range of quality beverages from the best brewers & winemakers, topped off with a comfortable nights rest.

Holiday at Otematata's Best Dam Pub.

Services

Bookings

Our hotel has typical country rooms that you can expect from a hotel of this era.  Warm, clean rooms with a comfy bed, toilet, shower and telly.

(Please note on busy weekends that they are in close proximity to the bar and there may be residual noise - part of the fun at times)

By booking online you can easily let us know special requirements and then from your confirmation, make any changes should you need them.  A fast and easy process to ensure your best experience. Click the heading to book or here to see the Menu.

We have the privilege of managing a number of Waitaki Lakes Apartments in the complex adjacent to the hotel.  These are all individually owned but managed by ourselves.   Recently renovated or built, these one or two-bedroom apartments are well-appointed with a kitchenette & comfortable amenities.

Gifts

GIFTS

You can buy a voucher online and have it digitally delivered or download and print it instantly.  We are also working on a line of merchandise for our ever-growing fan base and that is something a little local to celebrate and remember our beautiful town.

Upcoming Events

  • Quiz Night - 6 Round Quick Fire
    Quiz Night - 6 Round Quick Fire
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 29 Feb
    Otematata's Best Dam Pub
    29 Feb 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Otematata's Best Dam Pub, 2736 Otematata-Kurow Road, Otematata 9412, New Zealand
    Our Quiz Nights are returning on the last Thursday of every month. There will be raffles to support the social club, great prizes and the new format is a short 6 round quick fire quiz.
  • Social Club Pool Night - Non Members Welcome $2 Entry
    Social Club Pool Night - Non Members Welcome $2 Entry
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 06 Mar
    Otematata's Best Dam Pub
    06 Mar 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Otematata's Best Dam Pub, 2736 Otematata-Kurow Road, Otematata 9412, New Zealand
    Open table, double points for social club members, $30 voucher for king of the table.
  • Ote Social Club - Best Dam Car & Bike Poker Run 24 - Take One
    Ote Social Club - Best Dam Car & Bike Poker Run 24 - Take One
    Sat, 13 Apr
    Otematata
    13 Apr 2024, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Otematata, 2736 Otematata-Kurow Road, Otematata 9412, New Zealand
    FUN TASKS TO PERFORM ON THE WAY - BBQ LUNCH PROVIDED - 7 CARDS DEALT - BEST 5 CARD HAND WINS - $15 PER PERSON ($10 under 15)
  • BEST DAM PINK RIBBON LUNCH - 2024
    BEST DAM PINK RIBBON LUNCH - 2024
    Mon, 27 May
    Otematata's Best Dam Pub
    27 May 2024, 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Otematata's Best Dam Pub, 2736 Otematata-Kurow Road, Otematata 9412, New Zealand
    Working with our community we have a massive day of fun, information & fundraising not only for the ladies but for the whole family to join in and raise awareness. 50% of all ticket revenue will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation with all raffle and auction revenue. Let's make a difference!
  • Mid Winter Naughty Horror Ball - Dinner, Show & Dance - Tickets on Sale in April
    Mid Winter Naughty Horror Ball - Dinner, Show & Dance - Tickets on Sale in April
    Sat, 29 Jun
    Otematata Community Centre
    29 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm – 30 Jun 2024, 12:30 am
    Otematata Community Centre, 1 West Road, Otematata 9412, New Zealand
    It's time to brush away the winter blues and get a little naughty! Think Rocky Horror Picture Ball and Fancy Dress is a must!
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GALLERY

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