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Ancient Briton Hotel

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The Ancient Briton is Naseby's first and oldest tavern, established in early 1863 to service the bustling gold trade of the day it now caters to locals and holiday makers alike. Home to several champion curling clubs like the Pioneer ladies, Naseby and Otago Central. The 'Top Pub' is still the favorite meeting place for farmers and locals. Steeped in High Country and Curling history, with trophies and records of the times, in fact the oldest contested trophy in New Zealand is still housed at the Ancient. There is a welcoming bar with a large dining room and separate accommodation lodge that can sleep up to 35 in en-suited rooms. A country kitchen, a local wine list and lots in between to tempt any seasoned traveller. Whether you're here to bike the forest, curl in the all season indoor curling rink or just to soak up the unique experience that is only Naseby, a stay at the Ancient Briton will enhance that experience
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Golf Course
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Stayed here for three nights in the lodge area. Was comfortable enough and shower was great. If you want to eat there I suggest you have the bar menu. We tried that and the restaurant one and found the bar menu better value and nicer food. Staff friendly and manager became
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We've been to the Briton quite a few times over the years, the Landlord has never exactly gone overboard in his welcome but this time we didn't even get a hello. After our meal which was OK but the lamb was under cooked we went to pay our bill.Nothing. No hope everything was
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Had two dinners here on consecutive nights and the food could not be faulted. Certainly not your usual 'pub' food, but bordering on fine dining. Would highly recommend.Great ambience and wonderful cosy fires just made a cold winters night.
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We had a great stay at the Ancient Briton. The owners were friendly and considerate, even giving us their reserved table so that we could eat. You might want to make a table reservation if you’re visiting during the school holidays. At the restaurant; The pork belly was pretty
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This is a lovely old hotel in a picturesque village. But the accommodation is not in the hotel but a souless building to the side. Our bed sagged and the small room was not clean.....the bedspread marked, coffee cups stained and skirting boards very dusty.No tv or radio etc. The
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"Ask for a room with size bed you require eg Queen with comfortable mattress."
"Careful when booking as some rooms dont have toilets and showers. If you made mistake when booking, you may get an upgrade if room available"
"This location is perfect for any Cyclists wanting to do the Rail Trail from Clyde"
"All rooms accessible"
"Be specific when booking if you want a room in the hotel or in one of the detached units."
USD 73 - USD 133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionCentral OtagoNaseby
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