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


What's going on in April:

Functions & Events 

The Zookeeper's Son is a fantastic venue for both social and business functions. We have two main function spaces available - both on the mezzanine level. We've got a huge selection on Platters, different Set Menus and a Buffet available. Download our function pack so your mouth can start watering over our chef's delicious menu offerings, and you can start discussions on which of the delectable platters to pick. For further Information send an email to minerva@zookeepersson.co.nz or call (09) 625 7550

Rugby League Games

We’re going to be showing the Rugby League all weekends, so make sure you pop in and support your favourite team! If you don’t see the game on the TV just ask one of our staff to turn it on.

Saturday 5th April - Sharks v Warriors 17:00  Full Noise!!

Sunday 13th April - Warriors v Bulldogs 16:00  Full Noise!!

Saturday 19th April - Dragons v Warriors 19:30

Friday 25th April - Storm v Warriors 20:00

Super Rugby Games

We’re going to be showing the Blues Super Rugby games on the Big Screen. Make sure you grab your friends and something to drink and watch all the action with us at The Zookeeper’s Son.

Friday 4th April - Brumbies v Blues 21:40

Friday 18th April - Hurricanes v Blues 19:35 


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