The Horse and Trap Mount Eden Review

The Horse & Trap is a must visit pub located in 2 Enfield St, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand. It is a classic Monteith’s inspired bar that does an exquisite job of matching New Zealand beer with a great food and environment which also gives a cool ambiance and vibe.

The menu has been designed to match the different tastes of the people who reside in the area and it also has two private rooms which are well-suited for private or corporate functions.

Menu & About the Horse & Trap

The Horse and Trap pub has a lovely selection of meals that you can choose from. The dishes which has been titled as ‘Food to Fight Over’ ok let’s not take it that serious though :),  this menu includes a good list of food to satisfy any snack to full on hunger needs. These include cheese and garlic pesto bread, bar fries, deep fried pickles, crumbled broccoli & cheese bites, teriyaki beef skewers, Jamaican chicken tenderloins, crispy fried squid, and the must try horseradish croquettes.

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The list of yummy pizzas includes the Margherita pizza, pony pizza, all H&Ts pizza, stallion pizza, and a pizza special of the day.

Manes (that’s not a spelling mistake) include finger licking meats such as sticky spare ribs, red Thai chicken curry, braised pork belly, fish & chips, and sirloin steak with eggs and chips.

Meals between bread include the H&T beef burger, Southern fried chicken burger, open steak sandwich, pulled pork quesadilla, and a cracker Mexican tostada.

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Other items include salt & pepper calamari, braised lamb salad, and baked brie with blueberry filo.

The dessert list includes cinnamon donuts, chocolate fudge brown vanilla ice cream, and ice cream sundae.

The kids’ menu list includes fish & chips, mini hot dogs and chips, and sticky spare ribs & chips. There is also a Sunday meal deal where kids eat for free off the kids’ menu with every adult meal purchased so that’s a super deal.

Menu Samples Horse & Trap

Daily meal deal specials 7 days Horse & Trap

Some of the daily meal deals include the likes of Monday $15.00 ribs all day, Thursday $20.00 Rump steak, wedges and coleslaw and Friday a kilo of mussels for just $15.00.

The drinks offering

The list of beverages in the bar features awesome beers from the Monteith’s company. These include Monteiths Celtic red beer, Monteith’s black beer, Monteith’s original ale, Monteiths Pilsner beer, Monteiths Golder lager, Monteiths Radler beer, Monteith’s summer ale, Monteiths crushed apple cider, and a monthly crafted beer that is available on tap also is a must try.

Function hosting (best in Mount Eden)

The bar has a two purpose function room inside the building which is divided into two sections namely The Loft and the Stables and is designed to accommodate all types of special occasions. The Loft is a room that is full of natural light making it perfect for holding a press conference.

It can accommodate up to 80 people in the theater style, 60 workgroup or classroom people, and 25 people in a boardroom style. The Stables offer natural lighting, fantastic indoor and outdoor flow to a courtyard, Bose music system, full bar facilities, and separate amenities are included. It can hold up to 200 people and is well suited for big events such as engagement parties, birthday parties, product launches or company meetings.

Award winning pub

The Horse & Trap has a trophy cabinet full of shiny things, they have won in 2015 the Best Pub quiz in Auckland and they have also won the Monteith’s Wild-food Challenge Auckland Region trophy of just a few awards.

Pokies machines & gaming at the Horse & Trap

The Horse & Trap has no pokies games at present or any gaming facilities.


There are several exciting events in the past that have been featured, the most recent one being the tuatara tasting & pop-up bar where you could buy a tuatara and get a chance to win many prizes. There is also a quiz night event every Tuesdays where you get to test your wits against other brains.


The Horse & Trap bar is a great place to relax and take your mind off the usual stressful daily routine. The atmosphere is excellent and the food deals and beer are also great. During the Weekend and on Tuesday nights is probably the best days to visit this bar and enjoy a night out of drinking and dancing with friends or family.

The function rooms are also some of the best in Auckland that can offer all that you need to make your event a big success. If you happen to be in the Mount Eden region, pay a visit to his bar and you’ll thank me later.

Opening hours

11:30am – 10:00pm
Sunday & Monday

11:30am – 12:00am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

11:30am – 1:00am
Friday & Saturday


Phone 9-630 3055


Map and address

Horse & Trap
3 Enfield St, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

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