Our Story

The stylish new triangular building of Heathcote’s Valley Inn Tavern rose from the ruins of the pub that was destroyed in the September 2010 earthquake. It was the first rebuild in the city and although this is a new bar and restaurant, there is 130 years of history that has not been left behind.

Physically all that is left of the pre- earthquake building is the deep brick lined well that now features as a centre bar leaner, and the stately old pepper trees in the courtyard. Paintings, old photos and quaint memorabilia of both the tavern and the history of Heathcote line the walls.

The taverns restaurant specialises in locally sourced ingredients cooked in a modern style, with a vast range of options available from bar snacks to a full restaurant menu. Our menus change frequently with daily specials available, so check here for a copy of our latest dishes from the chef.

Owners Dean and Genaea Calvert would love to welcome you to enjoy the hospitality provided at the historic Valley Inn Tavern, become a part of our community and join our loyalty club! Visit our website and complete the form, to benefit from our promotions.

The Valley Inn Tavern has been at the centre of the Heathcote Valley for over 130 years, and will continue to promote and support the wonderful community within which it lies.