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Moutere Inn Ranking Internationally

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Moutere Inn Ranking Internationally

Nelson's Moutere Inn has been ranked by Lonely Planet among the top bars in the world. Their "Great Bars of the World" website ranks the top 1200-odd bars and Moutere Inn currently ranks at 47.

Lonely Planet is known world wide for publishing practical, reliable and no nonsense travel information in its guides and on its website.

The Moutere Inn, which claims to be the oldest pub in New Zealand, was built in 1850 by German immigrant Cordt Bensemann. It has been at the centre of the Moutere Valley for more than 150 years.

The Lonely Planet review says that the pub offers "an amazing array of local beer. There is a very generous beer tasting platter so one can get the feel of the flavours on offer. The Inn has a mixture of people visiting it from local to those that follow the brewery trail that the Marlborough region offers."

The Moutere Inn's publican, David Watson says the international recognition came as a surprise.

"Apparently Lonely Planet has about 300 authors roaming the world at any given time and one of their writers has obviously visited the hotel, but unknown to us," he said. "We bought the hotel just 18 months ago and have worked to take it back to the great building it was more than a century ago.

"We specialise in craft beers and are now attracting an interesting group of local and international patrons who are enjoying the ambience of the place and the fact that three kiwi blokes are working to showcase our local beers and our local wines.

"We are hoping that this might lead to the Inn being included in the travel guide." David said. "Something like this is always a great boost for the local tourist industry. The Moutere is an interesting area and Lonely Planet really gets you on the map."

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