|A slice of tart rhubarb cake, served with home made velvet custard, a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and topped with spun sugar. A sight to behold!
Local Products: Eggs, rhubarb
Beverage Match: Black Ridge Breidecker 2016 ($10)
Hours: 10am - late, 7 days
About the Waipiata Country Hotel
In 1898 the Waipiata Tavern began construction from mud brick. The original two level construction included accommodation for 42 people within 17 rooms, private dining rooms for the gentry, a public bar for the blokes and snug for the ladies. In 1933 the Tavern was rebuilt as a single storey dwelling after it was destroyed by fire. Today the rail has gone and tracks have been removed, replaced by thousands of eager cyclists, but the now re-named, Waipiata Country Hotel still stands.
The Waipiata Country Hotel has been refurbished with 7 rooms accommodating 12 people, a public bar, restaurant dining area and private dining room. This is complemented by a huge covered deck area. The Hotel supplies an excellent range of Central Otago beer and wine to complement a menu that is both varied and interesting, and which uses local ingredients wherever possible including their own range of very popular 'Waipiata Pies'.