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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.
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.

RECENT REVIEWS

Affectionately known as 'The Gladdy' the Gladstone Inn is a country bar and restaurant worth travelling for.
Coco
Coco
May 6, 2021.
Lovely little modern pub Lovely little modern pub with tasty food and yummy wine. Outside seating is overlooking the river. Great atmosphere. Small menu well presented
K H
K H
April 21, 2021.
Old country pub with a modern kick Beautiful old country pub and restaraunt, open fire, beer garden, pizza oven, family friendly, on the wine trail. Pizzas to die for. Came here with a group of friends, service was excellent, warm and cozy on a dark winter night. If you are in the area, you must stop in, you will not regret it. 5 out of 5
Anthony G
Anthony G
December 26, 2020.
Charming Country Melting Pot What a treat to find this gem, slightly off the beaten Wairarapa track, nestled along one of the back streets near masterton. Picturesque setting next to the river and bridge and by all accounts has been there in one form or another since the 1870’s. We’ve been here a few times for lunch and never left disappointed. Generous car park outside that does fill up on peak hours so plan you time there to make sure your not waiting for food and drinks. There’s a great area out the back for the kids to play and you can all devour the amazing tasty pizza. Well worth making the effort to hunt this place out.
Anne Jackson
Anne Jackson
November 29, 2020.
Fabulous food and lovely attentive service! We are so lucky to have the Gladdy as our 'local' - the meal we had last night was absolutely perfect. Pan fried salmon on crushed potato salad - so good! My other half had steak done rare and it was beautifully cooked. Passion fruit cheese cake to finish .... just yum. Put that all together with perfect and attentive service, a happy and welcoming atmosphere, good local wines and very reasonable prices and you can't help but have a brilliant night. We moved from our table when we finished dining and took our drinks to the bar area to sit and continue our evening. So relaxing.

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