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 August:


Christmas Showcase 

Come down and enjoy a great evening full of surprises and take a look of the venue to book your Christmas function. Thursday 7th August, from 5 to 10 pm. Great benefits for early birds bookings.

New Zealand v Australia Games

Saturday 16th August (10 pm) - Live and loud!

Saturday 23rd August (7:30 pm) - Live and loud!

New Zealand Rugby League Games

Warriors v Sharks, Sunday 10th August (4 pm) - Live and loud!

Knights v Warriors, Sunday 17th August (2 pm) - Live and loud!

Warriors v Roosters, Sunday 24th August (4 pm) - 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 - Wairau River (Marlborough)

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

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