Judge House of Ale

Food & Drink

The Judge is a traditional pub locally owned by Northlanders. We offer something for everyone with a great value casual dining menu, garden bar, big screen TV's for your favourite sports match, TAB Kiosk and gaming room.

Welcome to the Judge House of Ale! Our building has a colourful history dating back to 1891. It began as Whangarei’s first courthouse and has since been home to a second hand dealership, funeral parlour and real estate agency. It now houses our friendly pub where you can find a warm and inviting atmosphere to meet up with friends for a drink and a meal. We are locally owned by passionate Northlanders who love playing host to our loyal clientele and visitors from far and wide. The Judge is your classic pub - where you go to sink a pint, watch a bit of sport on the big screens, place a bet and enjoy a tasty, good value meal. Situated in central CBD, we are walking distance from the Whangarei shopping centre and a stone’s throw from the beautiful Town Basin and developing Hundertwasser Art Centre. With a great range of kiwi classics on tap, NZ wines and arguably the town’s best garden bar, The Judge is well positioned to make your next social gathering a memorable one!

Free customer parking.


How to Find Us

57 Walton St
Vinetown Whangārei