April 20 2015, we packed up our kids, house and dog and ventured over the Rimutaka Hill, Tony squashed all our belonging into a tiny one bedroomed flat over a pretty cool pub and we called it home! That first night I can honestly say I had my doubts, I loved the pub instantly it was my husband’s spatial awareness I worried about as we moved all our stuff just to make space to lie a mattress flat to sleep. From the first night of meeting the locals, to now knowing everyone’s name and drink, from kids settling so well in school and now college and getting to know the teachers (from school of course not the pub!!), from renovating our tiny one bedroomed flat to our lovely bright 3 bedroomed apartment. What a great small town this is, we know the local farmers, builders, police, butchers, vegetables growers, doctors and retail shops, I just love strolling through town waving, nodding or saying hello to everyone I pass, (I know most of them honestly, but I do say hello to visitors too) Some days it’s hard to believe it’s already been 6 years, but mostly it feels like I been here forever, we are so thankful for the welcome we received and for accepting us into this fabulous community. Here’s to the future, Thank you Greytown.
Its hard to choose photos for this post, but I think the 4 below are the essence of this country pub, long may it continue.
I love the Greytown Hotel, Tony and Ursula and the great people i have got to know when i am there.
Greytowns lucky to have such awesome publicans!!! 🥰
I couldn't imagine town with you and the pub! Here's to you, your family, and your team! x
Ursula you are amazing, your warmth and friendliness cuts both ways. We arrived in the rapa after you, and the first night we moved here we had a meal at your Pub. From that moment we knew we had moved somewhere special. You and your staff were like old friends on our first meeting. 😍
Crickey- I can't believe its been 6 years!! Happy Anniversary Ursula Byrne, Tony and your gorgeous kids. Still miss your smiles and laughs xx
Lovely words Ursula! 🍻❤️
Oh! I'm so happy for you all. Reading this post though, I've tears in my eyes (and a glass of wine in my hand)😂
Wish we could get to see it for real.. 🍷😭. Happy pubversary from your friends here in Dublin.
So proud of you both..
Well done you both - I love dropping in and catching up when I am over that way - great pub
Pretty sure i met you a few times before i "remembered" Ursula 😁 lots of good memories since
Just to let everyone know, 1860 restaurant will be closed from Monday 10th May to Thursday 3rd June, this is to allow the team to have a holiday, as you all know we operate with a small dedicated team so its very hard for any of us to take annual leave while we are still open. Hence we came up with a cunning plan to close at a normally quieter period in the year and allow everyone to have a well earned back.
Rest assured we will be back serving bright eyed and bushy tailed on Thursday 3rd June, in time for the last long weekend before Winter sets in.
PLEASE NOTE "THE TOP PUB" WILL NOT BE CLOSED, AND BAR MENU WILL BE AVAILABLE. Tony, Ursula and Carli will hold the fort. 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
🇱🇧🇱🇧🇱🇧🇱🇧🇱🇧🇱🇧Every month we bring new wines from all overseas and New Zealand. This time we want to introduce you our new red wine blend from Lebanon 🇱🇧 Château Marsyas, BQa de Marsyas Red A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre and Syrah from Bekaa Valley!!!!
Ain't we so lucky that we can actually go out mix, mingle and celebrate St Patrick's Day in New Zealand, and so Greytown did, what an epic day of good food, cool beers and live music, everything you come to expect from a St Patrick's Day in the Wairarapa. ... See MoreSee Less
That log burner looks lovely, I say a nice pint of Murphys on front of that is a dream
I miss the pub.. 😭
Damn, wish i could be there.
Happy St Paddies Day ! 🍻
Sort the men from the boys, full Irish Breakfast at the Top Pub 9am tomorrow morning, serving till 12 noon. Then is a full out prefect Irish menu, traditional lamb stew (Me Ma's recipe, and her Ma's before her) a good descend Paddy Whack burger for the occasion beef brisket marinated in whiskey, and the rest. See ya tomorrow for a St Patricks day to remember (or one you will never forget). ... See MoreSee Less
Hard to believe NZ are celebrating st paddy's day and Ireland no further on from last yr 🤦🏼♀️
St Patrick's Day giveaway, Shimano FISHING kit. Buy a pint of Murphys and be in Draw to win, come dressed in green for a bonus ticket: draw 8pm on 17th St Patrick's Day must be on premised to win. ... See MoreSee Less
OMG totally unbelievable ... yous are far to kind ... keep my seat warm until I arrive x
Thank you Ursula.... the birthday girl will be delighted....🥂💕
OMG check you out Eva!!
AH WELL HOLY GOD! Its that time of year again, the most important day of the Irish calendar. The only place to be in the Wairarapa Greytowns Irish Pub, yep that's right The Top Pub Greytown has a genuine Irish twist! Live music, great banter and the craic with be ninety. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy New Year, we are open from 11am, for lunch, the cure or just some banter! On second thoughts banter may not be on the cards this morning, but definitely coffee, or a bloody mary! ... See MoreSee Less
New Years Eve in Greytown come join us for a splendid celebration of our fine foods of 2020, we still have some tables left for 8pm sitting, we will treat you to experience the world through food and wine and service. ... See MoreSee Less
Merry Christmas, we have loved all our nights at your place and are looking forward to lots more in 2021 xx
Merry Christmas! Well done on getting through this tough year with your characteristic good humour and patience! We've enjoyed being able to spend time at the pub this year, and look forward to more in 2021! x
Merry Christmas Top Pub, you guys are amazing 🎄🎅
Merry Christmas X thank you so much for all of the support in our community. You guys are the bomb!
Merry Christmas team
Soon as i can i am coming over to the best pub in N.Z.
Who's up for a chilled out new years eve? a bit of understated live music, for the oldies, middies, young ones and kids, we are thinking a whole family vibe to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome in 2021. lets celebrate with all our friends and family how lucky we are to live in New Zealand. ... See MoreSee Less