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A true local pub for the discerning with a decidedly English feel.

Our policy here at the Elm is to encourage and foster the local community in the purest possible sense and that is by encouraging the art of conversation and sociability. To this end we have no TVs for sport etc and we have middle of the road background music for your listening pleasure.

Our Beers

We offer a great range of main stream and craft beers including Exclusive brews from Black dog in Wellington, Tuatara, Garage Project, Kereru, Bone Face and Baylands in Petone.

The Elm is one of only 2 bars in the Hutt serving draught Heineken (the other one is the Butcher & Brewer). We have an old English hand pull serving real ale in true English style and we will be Pouring our own exclusive beer brewed at the Butcher & Brewer later in the year so watch this space.

Our Wines

Our wine list is short but perfectly formed and offering a range of European wines as a point of discovery and a some superb local organic wines as well. We will be offering selected and unique wines in the future.

At the Elm we like to think of ourselves as Gin specialists and, indeed, we have 11 varieties from around the world to choose from.

Our Food

Food is centred around good old English comfort food with a modern touch and features items like hand crafted pies on IPA mash with gravy and real mushy peas, an absolute winner.

There is also a selection of mains with the prices being great value for money and reflected in the casual, relaxed service found at The Elm.

There will be daily offers coming soon along with events yet to be organised as we grow as a focal point in the community.


The mysteries of the Elm tree are fabled throughout history and the Hutt city Elm is no exception.

During a waxing moon some 100 years ago, our fabled Elm played host to a wandering musician who had stopped to rest under its canopy. As he rested the traveller sang a soulful melody and awoke a deep magic within the tree. The elm was infused with a sense of enormous well being and kinship.

Since that day it is believed that to touch the trunk of the tree during a waxing moon would bestow on that person the same sense of wellbeing.

This spirit lives on through us, representing the heart and soul of the community, so enjoy the warmth and fun that is the CROOKED ELM.



25 Laings Road
Lower Hutt 5010

(04) 566 0160


Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri: 12pm till late
Saturday: 10am till late
Sunday: 10am till 3pm
Closed Monday


The Crooked Elm is a pub with relaxed and casual dining and because of the size of the venue we would recommend booking in advance by emailing us on [email protected]

Functions can be catered for and even private venue hire for up to 120 people. Please email us your information for further details.


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