Wilson’s Hotel

Pub in Reefton

The best of Reefton's narrow range of evening entertainment is this no-frills boozer, which has been pouring drinks since 1873. Expect a staccato soundtrack of pool players, a handful of merry-making locals and occasional live bands on the weekend.

The menu is a little swankier than the average country pub (mains $20 to $28); come with space for bacon-wrapped chicken on kumara mash, slow-cooked pork, and even the odd vegetarian dish.