It’s not often you can step inside a pub that first opened its doors in 1870…but at the historic Gladstone Inn you most certainly can. “The Gladdy” as it’s locally known, started life as a ferry house beside the Ruamahanga River, way back when a horse and cart were the only mode of transport. The original building burnt down in 1934, as the story goes, people were so keen to rescue the cases of beer, they ran straight past the full cash register which went up in flames! While the building you’ll find today has gone through various transformations, you’ll still find the same welcoming, country atmosphere from your hosts Ray and Lisa.
BEAUTIFUL RIVERSIDE SETTING
With its picturesque riverside setting “The Gladdy” is a top spot just a short drive from Masterton and Carterton. Sitting at the hub of the Wairarapa wine trail, The Gladstone Inn showcases wines from the vineyards of the surrounding region and we serve superb, country style cuisine using the freshest ingredients from local suppliers and our very own garden. In October 2014 we opened a new outdoor bar, with verandah, garden seating, plus a new woodfired pizza oven to complement the existing menu options. So if you’re after a nice relaxing time, with a fine beverage, fine food and friendly service, simply pop in.
Affectionately known as 'The Gladdy' the Gladstone Inn is a country bar and restaurant worth travelling for.