Love the lake? Looking for a fantastic family spot to enjoy a delicious meal and quenching beer? Get to Ploughman's Iconic English Pub & Family Restaurant at Rainbow Point right now! Described by locals as “a top spot”, “worthwhile place to spend some time” and “delicious and plentiful” Ploughman’s is a cornerstone for Taupo hospitality.
Having provided a warm and welcoming place to relax for locals in Richmond Heights & Taupo as well as Lake lovers and visitors to the area for many years, Ploughman’s has reclaimed popularity and even become famous for notable dishes like the pork belly, described as “faultless”.
Taking heavy inspiration from a traditional English Pub, the interior is rich in Union Jack’s and all things British. And as an expat myself, I can say it’s certainly a delightful slice of home! If the weather’s fine, enjoy the sun-soaked, inviting beer garden that surrounds the pub. For families and children, this spot is a grand place to spend an afternoon wallowing in the Taupo breeze whilst the kids can run around and play freely.
Open from 12pm till late, Ploughman’s caters for the whole day. With fresh, homemade pizzas, both an extensive tempting lunch menu as well as a hearty dinner menu including all the pub classics and favourites, no matter when you rock up, you’re in for a treat. (And personally, I’m a sucker for their fish & chips!) But if you’re after some lighter bites to share, there’s delightful entrees and desserts worth trying (yes, it’s worth trying them all!).
Besides the iconic interior, picturesque surroundings and tantalising menu Ploughman’s hosts multiple gigs and live events. Visit on a Sunday for their weekly live lounge featuring popular local and New Zealand musicians.
We love having this Lakeside pub as part of the Treat NZ Family. Offering our foodie crew 40% off food Monday - Wednesday lunchtimes, if you haven’t tried this one yet, book online to show your support for local eateries this school holidays! #LoveLocal at Ploughman’s.