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The Smoko Room

Having moved from the original site in Leigh, the Sawmill Brewery has been turning out beer from premises just out of Matakana since February 2016. The end of July 2016 we opened the doors to visitors and locals to experience the kind of hospitality Sawmill is about - straight forward and generous.

Opening Hours


Sunday - Monday - Tuesday

12pm till 9pm (kitchen closes at 8.30pm)

Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday

12pm till 10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)

Christmas Hours

CLOSED: Christmas Day 25th December

CLOSED: Boxing Day 26th December


We do not allow dogs anywhere on our premises.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.



During the red light traffic alert level we will remain a predominately walk-in only venue between 12pm - 5.30pm. Just come on in at any time and we will accommodate you on your arrival.

We are restricted to 100 people on our premises at one time so there may be a wait for a table. We suggest bringing a picnic blanket to sit under the hops while you wait. It’s a beautiful spot and previously wait times have been short.

If you're a group of 15 or more people, please see info on group bookings below.


Reservations indoors for the Smoko Room can be made for dinner from 5.30pm onwards for any number of guests. To make a reservation email or call 09 422 6555 (ext. 1).

We don't take reservations for our outdoor area so please come early to secure a table if you'd like to dine outside.


Reservations of 15 or more people are required to order from one of our 'trust us' set menus. Please get in touch with us to find out more and to reserve a table:

Reservations for groups of 15 or more guests can be made any time throughout the day.


We're humbled by the thought of you wanting us to host your wedding at the Smoko Room. Although we don't cater to wedding ceremonies and receptions, we are the perfect spot to catch up with friends and family the day before or after. Please email to find out how we can help make this an exceptional occasion.

COVID 19 - what to expect

Under the red traffic light restrictions, all staff and visitors must be double vaccinated. Please have your vaccination pass ready for us to scan on arrival. Coming as part of a group? Please tell your guests.

If you are unvaccinated and wish to buy beer to takeaway one of our crew will be happy to help you at the door. Alternatively, we offer online ordering for our packaged beer, which gets delivered straight to your door!


Beer & Bird

Beer + Bird every Friday 3pm - 6pm    

(available from Friday 3rd December)      

3pm - 6pm every Friday our 1.8 litre jugs are only $35.

Purchase a jug during that time and score yourself some SFC on us!

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BYO Wine

Sunday Nights in the Smoko Room    

every Sunday from 5.30pm you can bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy in the Smoko Room

No corkage fee.

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