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Property Ref: 8892

Rongotea Tavern For Sale in Manawatu

Property Type: Country Pub, Taverns

Sale Type: Leasehold Interest (Business)

Region: Manawatu/Wanganui

Physical Address: Rongotea Tavern, 51 Thames Street, Rongotea, New Zealand

Price: LEASEHOLD INTEREST (Biz), asking $320,000 + GST (if any)

Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


Here is a Well-established Tavern & Public Bar for sale!

  • Large Public Bar, TAB facility, Large Lounge, Function Room
  • Large parking area
  • 3-bedroom house as Operator/Manager’s Accommodation
  • Two small grazing paddocks
  • Be an integral part of this wonderful community
  • Reputation is great, with both locals and regional visitor’s
  • Potential for future development
  • An enviable work-life-balance is on offer right now – don’t delay!

Perfect for a couple or family, offering a wonderful lifestyle, community and future development options, give me a call today to get all the details.

For more information register now or to arrange your viewing, please contact specialist Hospitality Business Broker, Adrian Chisholm, AREINZ, on 021 727 888 or email

Here is Your Opportunity to Own/Operate a Fabulous ‘Local’ in Rongotea

The Rongotea Tavern Business  is a great opportunity for a couple or family to set up shop. The Tavern is situated in the small township of Rongotea approximately a 10 minute drive from Palmerston North. The facilities cater for local patrons, special dinners for service groups and other banquets and functions as required.

The Accommodation for the owner/operator is a large 3 bedroom house, situated at the back of the premises, with plenty of garage space and back yard opportunities. The current management choose to graze a few sheep in the paddock adjacent to the tavern buildings.

There is potential to develop the front area to accommodate a great outdoor garden, subject to consents, this would create an inviting space for the locals and also those visiting the region.

Tavern Facilities

  • Tavern Facilities
  • Large Public Bar room
  • TAB Facility
  • Six Pokie machines
  • Very Large Lounge area
  • Large Function Room
  • Huge Parking Lot
  • Good Working Kitchen
  • Large 3 bedroom accommodation house
  • Two small paddocks – currently sheep grazing


Rongotea is a small, close-knit, rural township located 25 kms South-west from Palmerston North with a population of 635 residents that really enjoy the friendly rural atmosphere.

Rongotea School boasts over 200 pupils up to year eight and Te Kawau play centre provides learning and fun for our little ones. Many local businesses and retailers including a dairy, garage, hardware store, tavern and two fish & chip shops provide locals with more than just the basic necessities.
It is also home to five churches. In spring, residents and visitors to the town admire the beautiful cherry trees that are blossoming on every street in the town and dazzling new Christmas lights enhance the town during the festive season. On Christmas Eve each year Santa visits each street on the Fire Engine, visiting children, playing carols and giving out lollies. The new Te Kawau Memorial Recreation Centre is a real asset to the area and is the home of Te Kawau Rugby.


Two big landowners in Otago were responsible for the founding of the township of Rongotea and the surrounding district. Partners in the enterprise were the Hon Robert Campbell of Otekaike and John Douglas of Mt Royal. Campbell and Douglas bought the 21,400 acre “Oroua Downs Estate” in the Township of Carnarvon for the bargain price of 12 shillings and six pence per acre.
The business has run on an even keel basis over the past few years with regular business clientele keeping the current owners busy.

For more information or to arrange your viewing, please contact specialist Hospitality Business Broker, Robert Munro, AREINZ, on 022 422 6720 or email

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Good place to unwind after trying to play golf ⛳ at Foxton! ★★★★★

Customer service was quick the pub itself is a casual laid back kinda place ★★★

A fun loving local watering hole with staff to suit. Very enjoyable entertainment on new years eve. A local band Mischievous Mix performed a wide range of musical genres. ★★★★★

Great hospitality. Nice selection of drinks and food. Interesting customers. ★★★★★

Excellent Sunday roast. Good value and great food. ★★★★


Source: Online review platforms.

Property Details

Property Type

Country Pub

Sale Type

Leasehold Interest (Business)



Physical Address

Rongotea Tavern, 51 Thames Street, Rongotea, New Zealand


LEASEHOLD INTEREST (Biz), asking $320,000 + GST (if any)

Contact Agents

Business Broker Adrian Chisholm

Adrian Chisholm

Head Office | Lower North Island, Canterbury, Marlborough, Tasman, Upper West Coast, Central Otago, Fiordland & Southland
International: +64 21 727 888
NZ Mobile: 021 727 888



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