Blue Pub Methven

Right in the middle of Mt Hutt Village you’ll find The Blue Pub Methven, and you can’t miss it, because it’s, well…blue. Perfectly situated a short drive from no less than six different ski fields and the famous Mt Hutt Ski Area is but a snowball’s throw away. A truly gorgeous building with sweeping verandahs, and inside you’ll find a warm welcome, cold beer, excellent wine, delicious food and relaxing, comfortable accommodation perfect after a day of adventure in this awesome part of the country.

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About Blue Pub Methven

Whether you choose the Blue Restaurant for a great á la carte meal in front of the fire or catch up with our crew in the main bar and munch through one of our famous Blue Burgers on the verandah in the sun….you will have made the right choice either way. The Blue likes to think that it’s one of Canterbury’s major live venues for music and many renowned artists have played here! Whether it’s a band in the Main Bar or a bigger touring band rocking it in Samuels Summit Bar… it’s always a great night. And if you stay a bit too late and feel a little “well done” our rooms upstairs are there for the taking. We also have you covered for functions, parties and conferences. With a seating capacity of up to 120 for dining and licensed for up to 300 people; Samuel’s Summit (attached to The Blue) offers the perfect venue. Whether you require a formal sit down dinner or an opportunity to dance the night away with live music, we will ensure that all your requirements are satisfied. We can accommodate larger numbers by using our permanent marquee adjoining Samuels. With 5m x 4m removable staging, we can set the space to suit most occasions, from live bands to elevated wedding tables or a presentation stage and we can also provide accommodation for up to 50 people utilising both of our beautiful historic venues.

Kids4Free deal


We know it’s tough to feed the whole family so all kids 10 and under eat for free at The Blue. 

* Please see the terms & conditions outlined on the kids4free page


Single - $45
Super King / Twin - $80


Open 7 days a week from 11:00am - until late.




We are right in the centre of town on the Main Street - the big blue building:) Driving from Christchurch to Methven (via Rakaia / SH1) - Approx one hour From Christchurch head south on SH1 to Rakaia. In Rakaia turn right onto Elizabeth Avenue, continue straight at the roundabout to stay on Elizabeth Avenue which soon turns into Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road. Approx 33 kms later the road turns into Barkers Road and from there you are only approx. 2.5kms from town. At the end of Barkers Road is the Blue Pub.