The Mighty Blue

Right in the middle of Mt Hutt Village you’ll find The Blue Pub Methven, and you can’t miss it, because it’s, well…blue.
Perfectly situated a short drive from no less than eight different ski fields and the famous Mt Hutt Ski Area is but a snowball’s throw away.
A truly gorgeous historic building with its sweeping verandahs, and inside you’ll find a warm welcome, cold beer, delicious food and relaxing, comfortable accommodation perfect after a day of adventure or relaxation in this awesome part of the country. Perhaps soaking in the Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa is more your speed, or maybe a walk in the Enchanted Forest or a round of golf. Scenic beauty and relaxation or adrenaline-fuelled adventure, the choices of activity and excursion in this region are many and varied.

When you’re ready to refuel, whether you choose a meal in front of the fire or catch up with our crew in the main bar and munch through one of the famous Blue Burgers on the verandah in the sun….you will have made the right choice either way.

The Blue likes to think that it’s one of Canterbury’s major live venues for music and many renowned artists have played here!  Whether it’s a band in the Main Bar or a bigger touring band rocking it in Samuels Summit Bar… it’s always a great night.
There are a number of great annual events held in Methven, check them out – maybe one of them is for you.
And if you stay a bit too late and feel a little “well done” our rooms upstairs are there for the taking.

Comfy Rooms Upstairs

Beers On Tap

All Day Menu Choices

Live Bands Every Year

Comfortable Upstairs Rooms

Budget accommodation available in true authentic kiwi pub style; but with extras. Clean comfortable rooms, shared kitchenette, TV lounge and shared bathroom facilities. Room options include singles, twins, superkings and even a family room.

All Day Menus - 7 Days

We open at 11.30am for lunch until late evening for dinner – 7 days a week. From dining on the outside tables in the sun to a casual meal in the bar, choose from our sharing, pub grub or mains menus – take your pick!

What's On

The Blue is known for its regular live music, so keep an eye on our Gig Guide to catch your favourite band playing in the Main Bar and get your groove on… There’s always events coming up around Methven, so check out the events calendar when planning your next visit.
If you’re wondering what there is to do while you’re here – check out our pick of the activities, adventure and relaxing attractions in the area.

What Our Customers Say

Josephine Adams


Even though it was an absolutely packed king’s birthday weekend, the service here was A+. food and bevs slung at breakneck speed and the quality was great to boot. it’s clear the blue pub is a popular spot even on a normal weekend – plenty of locals alongside the out of towners.

Quintin Swanepoel


Great location at the base of the mountain, in a gorgeous building! The bar is great, The staff are very sweet and the food is divine 😍 we came here as a family and received awesome service and we all thoroughly enjoyed our food.

Sherilyn Dawson


Stopped for lunch on Saturday. The pub was really busy, but the service was great. The young lady who served us was lovely. My chicken burger was so good.😋😋😋 Will definitely be returning.

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