The Tav

The Tav


Come down and enjoy some good food and a cold beer or 2 and listen to some Live Music courtesy of T-Bonez from 3pm to 6pm
Thank you Steven Bernstein and Scott Fussell and staff we had a blast good food top service and cold day drinking beers
Lost Sunday evening at or near the Tav. Precious toanga Maui hook. Carved by his dad for young boy. Approx 35cm long.
Looks a bit like this image , but more solid. $50 reward no questions asked. Please hand it in to the Tav and claim your reward. Thankyou.
We had a great night and wow the platters were fantastic. Thoroughly recommend The Tav.

The Tav (previously known as the west inn tavern) is under new management as of November 1st 2019, g




We are counting down, be sure not to miss out.

Photos from The Tav's post 14/08/2023

We now literally have you covered no matter the weatherβ˜”οΈβ›±οΈ


Here's a bargain for you good people 🀀

Photos from The Tav's post 25/07/2023

Just a little something we whipped up for awsome customers over the weekend.

Photos from The Tav's post 18/07/2023

A great Saturday Morning spent with the Freedom Riders Annual Poker Run ♠️β™₯️♣️♦️

Beautiful weather for a big turn out of bikes!


Kia Ora everyone, I am hitting the road and heading to Gizzy for the weekend of Matariki! ✨

Gig schedule as follows:

Thursday 13th July - Neighbourhood pizzeria. πŸ•πŸŽΆ from 5pm - 8pm

Friday 14th July - DETAILS TO COME 🎀

Saturday 15th July - The Gisborne Farmers Market from 9:30am til 12:30

Sunday 16th July - The Tav 🍻🎸 from 3pm - 6pm


At The Tav we are hugely supported by those in primary industries and we and we often talk over a beer or 10 about the struggles that everyone is and has been facing in today's climateand what we can do to support each other.
is a charitable organization run by a great mate/ neighbor/ someone I speak to often about absolutely everything.
They are putting on this event which I will definitely be attending, it would be great to see some of you blokes get along to it and open up some discussions.


We are back at it again today with a fresh pot of Seafood Chowder and it won't hang around long🀀


The heaters are on, the chowder pot is full and the wine isπŸ‘Œ.... we have ya covered on days like these.


King size beers for kings birthday weekend... and only $50 πŸ‘Œ


Who dosen't love a seafood chowder on days like this... get in quick before its gone.


Sadly we have one of our full timers leaving on an OE.
This means we have a full time front of house position available.
If you have previous experience in hospitality, a great attitude, work well with others, can turn up on time and are flexible with availability please email us at [email protected]
Lcq or duty managers cert is a bonus.


Just a reminder that we will be open from 1pm Tuesday 25th.


We have a part time front of house position available for immediate start. This may suit someone looking for extra hours or a year 12-13 student.
2-3 evenings per week.
Please email your interest to [email protected]


These things aren't just pretty... they sure pack a πŸ‘ŠπŸ₯Š

Photos from The Tav's post 11/04/2023

Lock it in for this Saturday night.... Entertainment kicks off @ 7pm brought to you by T-Bonez Entertainment & frozen cocktails available all evening πŸΈπŸΉπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒ.

Photos from The Tav's post 06/04/2023

Hey team we will be open all long weekend with our usual hours of 12 until late so come on in and give the new menu whirl.


We have a chef/cook position opening up in our kitchen.
If you would like to be part of a great team in a busy establishment please send your c.v to [email protected]


🍾🍾🍾🍾 We will be open today... how ever it will be at the later time of 2pm. This is to allow us to put our water reduction strategy in place.

Again we look forward to seeing you all again 🍻🍻


We are gutted to inform you that we will not be able to open today due to the water crisis.
After a meeting with the council this morning there's hope that we will be able to re-open tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest.
Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.


We are now open our normal hours. Come in grab a cold beer and have a catch up.
Currently we do not have eftpos.
Look forward to getting back to some sort of normal. 🍻

Photos from The Tav's post 12/02/2023

Come get out of the rain and grab yourself meal and perhaps something from the top shelf to keep your insides warm πŸ‘Œ

Photos from The Tav's post 09/02/2023

If this doesn't make you feel like ribs tonight 🀷.... what will

Photos from The Tav's post 05/02/2023

Open for Waitangi day until 7pm!


The team The Tav would like to thank you all for your continued support throughout 2022 and wish you a happy and safe festive season.
We will be closing for Xmas day and boxing day so will see you will again on the 27th.




Join us this Sunday for our Tav Social Club Christmas Party!! πŸŽ„ Bouncy Castle and activities for the kiddies from 1pm and live music for the Parents from 3pm-5pm πŸŽ…βœ¨


Great weather for it


Something to look forward to.


Now you probably don't get much cheaper than that???

Photos from The Tav's post 18/11/2022

Look what we have here 🧐... just a few of the new additions to our selection of top shelf treats.


Come in a try our open steak sandwich from the specials board... you won't be disappointed 🀀


Looking for weekend team members for front of house. If your available to work weekend and nights reach out and send your c.v to [email protected]


We are reaching out musicians willing to jam on a Sunday afternoon. Ideally solo or duet as we do have some restrictions being that we are located in a residential area. If this is you or you have a mate with talent please drop us a dm so we can book you in.


We have you covered on these rainy days with our beautiful Thai curry and if you like we can add prawns or chicken.


What a magic day it's going to be.
Come on in from 12 for a bite to eat and a few cold ones while watching Bathurst 1000 on the big screens.

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Come in out of the weather and get amongst our delish seafood chowder and garlic ciabatta.
Drop in this sunday from 1pm and relax with live music from T-Bonez Entertainment and take advantage of our burger and b...
Come on down now and enjoy.
The count down is on. Beat the stig and go into the draw to win a Tav shirt.... the time to beat is 2.07.936.
Get on down to The Tav now and get some practice laps in before sunday to be eligible to win a bar tab. We may even thro...
What a night we had on Saturday for the boss man. @stevekingi and little Kingi warming up those mics #partytime #thatswh...




Ruru Avenue

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 12pm - 9pm
Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
Thursday 12pm - 10pm
Friday 12pm - 11pm
Saturday 12pm - 11pm
Sunday 12pm - 8pm

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