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The Racecourse Hotel & Motor lodge

A grand establishment: The Racecourse Hotel & Motor lodge

The Racecourse Hotel & Motor lodge is a famously grand establishment that’s riding on a well-deserved resurgence.

The Racecourse Hotel & Motor lodge

Built in 1883, it was once the lively social hub and watering hole for Riccarton Racecourse races – and, still true to tradition, will be the sponsor on 11 August for the running of the 144th Racecourse Hotel and Motor lodge Grand National Steeplechase. The hotel’s popularity has continued and ongoing refurbishments are sympathetic to its classical grandeur.
The hospitable Hoofbeats restaurant sports the same DNA as the Oxford on Avon, using the original ovens, recovered post-quake, to cook the same famous roasts. Wholesome fare like Hoofbeats burgers and pork belly, match the New Zealand wine selection. The family friendly restaurant has warm décor, booth seating and a cool kids’ room attached, with movies, beanbags, desks and colouring-in pads.
The smart new Carbine Bar, with deep-button leather seating, has an original stained-glass window backlit behind the bar, making it fabulous for functions. The walls have a tribute to Carbine, the 1890 Melbourne Cup winning horse that was stabled on the property and the unsolved murder of publican Donald Fraser in 1933. His ghost is believed to reside upstairs. Walk through to the large sports bar with TAB, casino and live music.
People travelling in and out of town find the sunny motor lodge at the rear of the hotel. A one-stop-shop, the hotel even has a roast ready and the electric blanket on for regular tired travellers. This all makes up 11,000 sqm of prime Cantabrian history.
The Racecourse Hotel, 118 Racecourse Road, Sockburn, visit
www.racecoursehotel.co.nz.

Coffee Worx

Beautiful bagels: Coffee Worx is serving up bagels you’ll love

If you have ever tried an authentic New York style bagel, you will know the difference between a real bagel and round bread with a hole in it.

Coffee Worx

Coffee Worx has been serving a great range of authentic bagels since it incorporated Yellow Rocket bagels into Coffee Worx after the earthquakes. If you are a fan of bagels, you will know that they are a low GI, low fat and an incredibly filling lunch or breakfast option. Coffee Worx also offers gluten free bagels, so everyone can be immersed in the definitive bagel experience.
Coffee Worx bagels are baked daily and made fresh to order into Sandwiches, Melts and Mega Bagels (with a hot meat filling), or simply split and toasted to be enjoyed with cream cheese. “We have a real fan base for our bagels,” says Deb Riach co-owner of Coffee Worx alongside her husband Ian.
“We are proud to offer such a high quality authentic product to our discerning market.”
Deb and Ian aren’t only proud of their bagels, but also all of their fresh cabinet food made daily on site at their two café locations in Rangiora and Sockburn. However, the true highlight of Coffee Worx is the freshly roasted premium coffee. Coffee Worx roasts its unique blends at Rangiora and distributes its high quality coffee to approximately 120 customers around the South Island.
For more information, visit
www.coffeeworx.co.nz or call 03-341 5040.