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Property Ref: 71529

Embrace the Rural Lifestyle – Rotherham Hotel

Property Type: Country Pub

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Canterbury

Price: Pub & Accommodation - Offers over $995,000 + SAV + GST if any

Broker: Tracey Green

Mobile: +64 22 410 8710


With over four decades of dedicated service to the local community, the iconic Rotherham
Hotel, established in 1878, is now available for sale. Ideally situated on the State Highway 70
Scenic Route between Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura, it proudly stands as the central hub of
the buoyant Amuri dairy basin. This historic establishment seamlessly combines the warmth
of a traditional pub and the charm of styled accommodation, offering both hotel rooms and
meticulously designed self-contained accommodation.

Pub and Dining Experience:

  • Full Bar, Restaurant, and Takeaway offerings supporting the community and travellers
  • Generously proportioned formal dining room (seats up to 20).
  • Rustic hunting and fishing-themed main bar with own pool table
  • Attractive function suite with a separate entrance and toilet facilities (seats an additional 30 diners).
  • Restoration of the historic (1878) Old Stables (2015) now fully licensed
  • Multiple income sources from contractors, passing trade, campervanners, functions and a loyal local clientele.


  • Four stylish guest bedrooms within the Hotel
  • Seven tidy double cabins ( including one ensuites).
  • Separate shower block, kitchen and laundry.
  • Beautifully landscaped lawned camping ground with power sites.
  • Private owner’s wing within the Hotel


  • Charming rural village of Rotherham.
  • Prime location on State Highway 70 Scenic Route.
  • Hub of the thriving Amuri dairy basin.
  • Approximately 300 residents in the wider district.
  • 37km to the Hanmer Springs Alpine Resort.
  • Amenities include the Amuri Health Centre, local Rotherham School, Rotherham Store and Memorial Pools.

This unique property offers a prospering hospitality business and the chance to own a piece
of NZ local history. The charm of rural living combined with diverse revenue streams makes
this an exceptional opportunity for those seeking that elusive lifestyle change or exisiting hospitality professionals eyeing a new venture.
Seize the opportunity to own and shape the future of the Rotherham Hotel, a true gem in the
heart of rural North Canterbury.

For more information or to arrange your private viewing, please contact specialist
Accommodation Business Broker, Tracey Green on +64 22 410 8710 or email

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71529| Balance Sheet and Tangible assets from owner

71529| Titles _ Rotherham hotel

71529| Depreciation schedule 2023

71529| 2019 & 2018 P&L

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71529| 2023 & 2022 P&L

If we can put a 5 plus, we would do so. The owners are amazing! We booked a cottage to stay for a couple of nights. The house is very tidy and quiet, ideal to stay with our family. We checked their cabins and RV parking – looks great too! 2 powered sites, toilets, bathroom and kitchen. Then we went for a dinner. Oh my goodness, it was sooo good! Reminds me our favourite Europe. They have a kids menu too. We will most certainly be back ❤️


Pulled up in our caravan and stayed a night ? what a great place to stay . Fantastic meals reasonably priced . Highly recommend ?
This is the place what we will prefer on this route rather than the well known and praised other pubs in both direction from here. We stopped for lunch on a sunny afternoon while we were riding around the back country, and this was the best thing what we did since we riding in this area. Mistakeably we always stopped before this pub and never tried the food here. Anyway, this time we made it, and no regrets. The food was absolutely world class pub food. Even the fish of the day was fresh and perfectly prepared (no soggy buttering, well cooked but not dried) what we were appreciate a lot. Lovely staff, chatty bystanders, even local produces were available by the entrance door. No question this place will be one of our favorite.
Now this place is kiwiana at its best!!! Little local pubs are getting harder to find and this one is a real find!!!!
Great banter, good country location.
Just do it!!

Property Details

Property Type

Country Pub

Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern




Pub & Accommodation - Offers over $995,000 + SAV + GST if any

Contact Agents

Tracey Green

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Kaikoura, Marlborough, Tasman, Nelson & the West Coast
International: +64 22 410 8710
NZ Mobile: 022 410 8710



Deb Chakraborty

Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Business Broker
International: +64 2102760319
NZ Mobile: 021 02760319



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