The Barrel Inn Howick was the place I got together with my mates for my 51st birthday.
It is a nice little place but a wee bit dark and dingy although this is suppose to be an Irish pub so one has to make allowances.
Phone (09) 535 5540 for reservations.
We had a few beers before ordering something to eat.
There was a variety of beers to choose from.
They have a set menu and then there is the specials board.
Pioneer Chicken, Greg ordered the Fish n Chips while Ian got stuck into the Seafood Chowder.
No one complained about the food so I guess Greg and Ian enjoyed theirs.
I ate all of mine and must say it was very tasty.
Pioneer Chicken is a breast of chicken cooked with a crust of herbs and spices. Throw on some chips and salad and that’s your lot
I was slightly disappointed that there wasn’t something more to the dish or maybe I was expecting too much. I found the service great when you got it but having to ask for another beer whilst the bartender is reading the paper is a bit much.
I would go again but just with my mates and maybe have a bowl of wedges rather than a full meal.
Service was average, quality and taste of meal good, price for what I got below par.
KB and Whitesnake