Welcome to the Kentish Hotel

Come in and enjoy a drink in the beautifully refurbished Kentish Hotel, or dine in the Starboard Side Bistro enjoying a view of the estuary

Built in 1851 by Edward Constable who emigrated from Maidstone, Kent in England.  Constable then went on to apply to the Colonial Secretary for a Publican's Special Licence and Licence No.47 was granted on January 10th 1853. That same license still continues today and the hotel lays claim to the longest continuous liquor license in New Zealand.

Throughout its long history the Kentish has been at the heart of Waiuku life since it was built. It occupies a central location in Waiuku town, is near the entrance to the Waiuku harbor, and opposite the popular Tamakae reserve which serves as a base for the Waiuku Museum and other attractions

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annual steels ' n' wheels

Posted by on 30 April 2017

steels n wheels


This years Steels ' n' Wheels is on this sunday the 30th April. So get down here early and have a look around at all the stalls enjoy the local foodies that are around. Watch and listen to some awesome loud cars. Listen to some great music. Enjoy Waiuku for the day. Starting at 10am, gold coin donation to get in through the gates. Come on Waiuku lets get down with promoting the town.