Election Night 2020 Competition!

Introducing the winners of our 2020 New Zealand Election Night competition! Lakeman Brewing Co. and Chalet Eiger, Taupo hosted several lucky folks who had dropped their names in the hat after drinking Lakeman beers at The Backbencher in the run up to Election evening 2020! 

Menu #50 is here!

Our brand new food menu, inspired by the 2020 New Zealand Election is now available from the Backbencher Gastropub.

Level 2 Reopening

The Backbencher Gastropub will be re-opening as of Friday 15th May 2020! Our opening hours will be Monday to Friday, 11:30am – 7pm for the foreseeable future however we will open on weekends to air any prominent sporting fixtures. Our staff will adhere to all 

SOS Business Vouchers

Hi everybody! You can now support us during the lockdown period by buying vouchers at: SOS Business online.

Lockdown Level 3 Menus

We are serving a range of both Cellar-Vate and Backbencher menus during lockdown level 3 via the Regulr app. Please see below.?