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Horse and Jockey Inn

85 Arawa Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 9972
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“pork belly” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Bar, Pub, International, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Arawa Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

In town on business we wandered around on Friday night looking for eateries and ended up at the Horse and Jockey. The service was friendly, the food nice (and reasonably priced), and the atmosphere friendly. We were so so happy with it we went back...More

Thank Noel B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Great kiwi pub with exceptional quality food and service, will definitely be back. The salmon and pork belly was fantastic.

Thank Greybeard2016
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This restaurant was suggested to us and very pleased. The staff were very jovial and pleasant. My husband ordered the pork belly and he was wowing all the way through. He has eaten a lot of pork belly but says this is the best. My...More

Thank Anne255371
Reviewed 26 July 2017

good for a beer and gin and tonic, did not eat so cannot comment. friendly staff good location in town centre

Thank tiff66
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Arrived just after opening. Went in to see 2 staff coming in from outside. They didn't acknowledge us. Waited at the bar looking at lunch menu, decided what we wanted. We waited, and waited and waited, and waited. We did not get attended to, so...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We ate here for dinner a few nights ago. First time here. Tidy restaurant and nice to to see tables not too close to each other. Staff very friendly and attentive. Reasonable range of choices on dinner menu and specials board. Not a lot of...More

Thank Strickes
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for a couple of drinks, staff were busy paying pool in the covered outdoor area, where customer's were smoking with the doors open into the dining area therefore causing the dining area to be very smokey. Seats indoors were super saggy. Just an...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped her for 1 night on our travels between Auckland and Rotarua in order to visit Hobbiton. Nice place, central to town and clean and serviceable. We had the family room which had lots of space and was light and airy. Good service and...More

Thank Beth L
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The fish and chips are good! Service is OK. Good place to have lunch and a beer and relax. It's a block off the main street, and a little more quiet.

Thank ChristchurchKevin
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to get a room after our original booking was found to be for March instead of February. Complementary car parking was provided; so was free wifi connectivity. The room has a table fan to provide some Breeze. We spent the evening in...More

Thank kapitanchina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Arawa Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-888 9972
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