In 1912 JJ Boyd’s zoo opened in Royal Oak with all manner of exotic creatures. Before long one of the lions escaped - only to be recaptured by Mr Boyd’s son. We’ve named this establishment "The Zookeeper’s Son", as a reminder that sometimes you need to be let loose...

Dave Catchpole and his team welcome you to the best local in Royal Oak - The Zookeeper's Son.

We're proud to offer you a modern, stylish and relaxed venue for meeting up with family and friends to enjoy a refreshing brew (we've got 15 beers and ciders on tap), or a glass of wine (we offer over 30 wines by the glass) and a range of food options with something for all the family.

We've got pub quiz nights every week, live musical talent every weekend, and a few great spots for you to relax with family and friends over a cold drink and tasty meal.

Upstairs we have a fantastic Rooftop Bar, perfect for your next celebration or event. Alternatively, hire out the Mezzanine Level, an open plan space suitable for a range of set ups. Our chefs and wait staff will work with you to create a successful and memorable event.  

Email info@zookeepersson.co.nz or events@zookeepersson.co.nz to enquire about holding your next function with us.