Open 7 days a week
11 AM till late, Monday–Thursday
7.30 AM till late, Friday
11 AM till late, Saturday & Sunday

The Backbencher Gastropub
04 472 3065
34 Molesworth Street, Wellington


What’s happening!

Go Gold Fundraiser Quiz

Posted on September 10, 2018

We’d love you to “Go Gold” and test your knowledge with the best of questions from the Backbencher …we do have all the
correct answers, you know!
Come on down and get a team together and “know for victory”
show us how good you are.

Even if your general knowledge is not up to scratch, it’s fun, enlightening and all in a great cause, to watch the know-alls at work.

So in support of Child Cancer Awareness it would be great to see you here.
Go Gold!

34 Molesworth St, Wellington.
Bookings Essential.
04-472 3065

Onslow 1st 11 Charity Football Quiz Night

Posted on August 14, 2018

Onslow 1st 11 Football have earned their place in the National
We are proud to support their journey with the Backbencher Charity Quiz Night!

Come along and support our girls!

Backbencher Charity Quiz Night
Saturday 25 August ($5 per player-all funds to the girls)
All participants welcome! Make up a team and win!
Great prizes and a silent auction (all funds to the girls)

Book your table on 044723065 or
Click here to register your interest!


Hosted by Boycie (Publican, quizmaster & raconteur of some local infamy) join us for 4-5 rounds (with a football emphasis) with photos and a ‘Who am I?’

Auction items include…
*Accommodation vouchers at The Wellesley Boutique Hotel
*Accommodation vouchers at Chalet Eiger-Taupo
*Dining vouchers for Pravda bar and grill
*Jeroboams of Champagne and red wine
*The Immigrants Son Espresso coffee supply for 6 weeks (500gms per week) with a Bialetti Stovetop coffee maker
*Branded ‘hoodies’ and cool beer gear!
*Steinlager dartboard

Tables are limited so book now!

It’s that time of year again!
Wellington on a Plate is back,
and it’s turning 10!

We are counting down the days until Wellington On a Plate!

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of this fantastic festival, and get ready to party with our mardi gras themed menu!

Check out our menu for WOAP here!

What will be your favourite?

The Spicy Winston Burger?
Our Go The Canes Cocktail?

Click here to book a table now and find out!


PS. Did you know that we are the official unofficial Emerson’s Breweryclubrooms for Beervana!?
Come join us for a pint between sessions and try some of our delicious Emerson’s staple beers, as well as some new Emerson’s guest taps!


Calling all wine and food lovers alike!

Join us from 6.30PM on the 19th of July as we go on a journey of flavour, trying some of Martinborough Vineyard’s newer vintages paired with some of our chef’s newest creations. We will also be travelling back in time with our taste buds and refreshing our palates with some older vintages.

We are lucky enough to be joined by Paul Mason as our guide for the evening.
This is not an evening to be missed!
Book your tickets today!

Did someone say ice hockey!?!?

Posted on June 22, 2018

Did someone say ice hockey!?!?

This weekend Team USA and Team Canada are facing off at Westpac Stadium in what is sure to be a high intensity action packed game!

Join us before or after the game and warm up with our special deals especially for the game, we have buds for you and your buds as well as Crown Royal Canadian Whisky to warm your spirits. We’ll see you here!