Welcome to Dave Catchpole's Pub

In 1912 J.J. Boyd's zoo opened in Royal Oak with lions and all manner of exotic creatures.

Before long one of the lions decided to escape - only to be recaptured by Mr Boyd's son.

We've named this estabilishment The Zookeeper's Son, as a reminder that sometimes you need to be let loose....

Become a friend of the Zookeepers Son

Christmas at The Zookeeper's Son 

2014 is running away from us and before we know it Christmas will be here!  We have a great range of options available for this years Christmas party so call us today to find out more! 

Early Bird Special - book your company Christmas before the end of August and receive a complimentary Antipasto platter for every 10 people booked. 

Email xanthe@zookeepersson.co.nz for more information

We will be holding a Christmas Showcase in August - you'll be able to view the venue, sample the Christmas menus and meet the team to discuss your requirements further.  To register your interest or for more information email xanthe@zookeepersson.co.nz 

Functions & Events 

Weather it's a social celebration or get together, client or team meeting or dinner, end of year celebration or just a simple gathering of friends, we can help you create an event that everyone enjoy. For further information send an email to minerva@zookeepersson.co.nz, xanthe@zookeepersson.co.nz or call (09) 625 7550.

What's going on in July:

Loyalty Mid-Winter Christmas Celebration 

Come down and enjoy a great evening full of surprises for all our Loyalty Members. Wednesday 30th July, from 5 to 10 pm.

  •   Double loyalty points
  •   Complimentary Christmas nibbles
  •   $2 off selected tap beer and $1 off house wine
  •   Giveaways on the night

Dirty Dancing Party - DJ night

Nobody puts Baby in a corner. Come down to enjoy a great atmosphere at your favorite local, and dress up like you always wanted but never had the chance to.

Cancer Fundraising - Have you got the balls? 

Come have some drinks and nibbles and support these boys as they shave their heads for prostate cancer. Highest donation gets to hold the razor.

Monteith's Wild Food Challenge 2014

A  feast of flavours. Come and try our special:

The Drunken Goat

Slow cooked goat shoulder in a rich blend of spices, cardamom, peppercorn, cloves, bay leaves and cashews served with saffron and turmeric infused rice, mint yogurt and poppadum’s.

Matched with our refreshing Monteith’s Crushed Apple Cider


Heavyweight Explosion. Joseph Parker vs Brian Minto on the Big Screen - Saturday 5th July 8pm

State Of Origin

Wednesday 9th June (10pm) - Live and loud!

Live Music every Friday and Saturday night 

Rattle the cage with your favourite band every Friday and Saturday night, from 9pm -12am. Find out which band is playing in the Events section: http://www.zookeepersson.co.nz/default.aspx?events

Wine of the Month - Selaks

Come and enjoy a refreshing glass of NZ quality Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, or Pinot Noir with your meals or just to chill out. Cheers!

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