An English Brewery Charms in International Christchurch

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by midtownmjd on May 26, 2010

As the second-largest city in New Zealand, Christchurch has a thriving nightlife scene, and you could do no better than the Twisted Hop for a beer in a festive environment crowded with locals.

Located in the trendy Lichfield Lanes district, the Twisted Hop brews English-style beer on site and has a huge selection of draught and bottled beer from around the world. Add a cozy, wood-paneled interior and a giant, artsy courtyard out front and you have the perfect place for a drink. There’s food and wine, too, and I had a boysenberry cider that was excellent.

I happened to be there on St. George’s Day, so traditionally attired Morris dancers were out in full force. (And yes, it was the first I’d heard of St. George’s Day and Morris dancers.) The merriment of Lichfield Lanes and the Twisted Hop, however, seem to play nightly.
Twisted Hop
6 Poplar St., Lichfield Lanes
Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3 962 3688

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