What’s happening with us
“It’s life Jim but not as we know it”
We’ve come out of the black hole that was Level 4 and 3 a little battle scarred but with a full crew who have made the distance, fit and well.
At Level 2 we are able to open, albeit in an environment that is a little alien to us all.
As a Pub who serves great food we will be opening from 12.00pm on Thursday 14 May for those who are keen for the full Galbraith’s eating and drinking experience. The rules say you must order food. From the following Thursday 21 May at 12.00pm we will be open to all whether you wish to just have a Galbraith’s beer, a bag of chips or tuck into a Down and Dirty Burger.
Whenever you come through our doors again for the foreseeable future you will be welcomed to the land of the 3 S’s.
Seated, Separated and Single Server.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Pub, but in order that we all “live long and prosper” when you arrive you will need wait in the foyer, we will help you find a seat a safe distance from other travellers and you will be personally looked after by one of our crew. No ordering or standing at the bar, that’s a treat reserved for Level 1.
Galbraith’s is a lofty and spacious place, which is lucky, as the rules allow us to accommodate only 100 people at any one time including ourselves.
To save disappointment it would be great if you could book. We can accommodate groups up to a maximum of 10 people. Book here on our website if you plan to come in tomorrow or in a few days time, or call us to check in on (09) 3793557 if the spirit of spontaneity overwhelms you and you feel like coming in immediately.
We are committed to keeping you safe with plenty of sanitiser on hand, regular surface cleaning, and social distancing but if you feel unwell please stay home.
The beer is ready, as is the new winter menu, full of comforting food perfect for that first night of conversation with friends.
All we need is you.
Looking forward to having you beam down to our place soon.
Keith, Andrea and the Galbraith’s Team
Brewing and serving craft beer before it was cool
At the Alehouse we have been serving world-beating beers from our on-site brewery since 1995. Once again named one of Metro’s Top 10 Auckland Bars in 2020 and boasting one of the most extensive beer lists in the country, we are committed to being the best. Located in the beautiful lofty Grafton library building at the top of Mt Eden Road the feeling when you walk through the doors is welcoming and relaxed.
Our hand-made food showcases the heritage of our experienced team of chefs whilst staying true to our pub roots. Produce is sourced locally, delivered fresh every day and collected from the on-site gardens.
Born and raised in Dublin, David joined the Alehouse family in 2011, training directly with Keith from the ground up. Always happy to have a yarn about what’s brewing, he is passionate about cask-conditioned ales and his family. In 2019 he became proud father to the newest additions to the Alehouse family, young twins Ted and Benji.
Born in Hamilton across the river from the Waikato Brewery, Keith began his career working with wine. He quickly found that his skills and knowledge translated across to brewing. Seeing few true Real Ales being produced, he opened the Alehouse in 1995 with the desire to bring real, old-world beer styles, brewed with traditional techniques to New Zealand. Since opening the Alehouse, his beers have been recognised and acclaimed locally and at an international level, including in 2017 with two gold medals and a the trophy for world champion in the strong dark beer class at the prestigious International Brewing Awards in Burton-on-Trent, considered the Oscars of the brewing world.
Palmerston North born and Auckland bred, Darrin has worked in leading restaurants both here and overseas. Darrin came to Galbraith’s after Keith explained his vision to serve top end pub food using only the best ingredients. He leads a brigade of qualified and experienced chefs with a passion for food and beer.
Our specialty cask-conditioned, hand-pulled Real Ale and European inspired lagers are complimented by a range of seasonal beers from local and international producers. Available to enjoy here, or by the flagon to take home.
Under Level 2 restrictions we can only accommodate up to 100 people in the Pub at any one time. To avoid disappointment please book below and we will call you back to confirm. We can take bookings for groups of 2 up to a maximum of 10 people.
- Open 7 days
- Sun – Tues 12pm – 10pm
- Wed – Sat 12pm – 11pm
- Kitchen serving 12pm – 9pm
- No public holiday surcharge