The only Lion tavern in Palmy
Enjoy a cold pint, a yarn and a damn good time
Book a Willow function room

Welcome to the Willow Park Tavern

What's on at the Willow?

Handle Club

Every Thursday night from 5.30pm is Handle Club Night at the Willow Park Tavern.

Members receive benefits on Willow Park food and drinks all night, plus a membership draw takes place at 6.30pm.

Live Sport

Every Friday night, the Willow Park Tavern has live sports on the big screen.

Come on down and cheer on your favourite sports teams!

Food and Beverages

Feeling hungry or need to quench the thirst?

The Willow Park has a great selection of food and beverages, including burgers and hot chips, deep fried baskets, platters and eight types of Lion Nathan beers, served in Palmy's only Lion Nathan tavern.

You can also sample the famous Willow Brew at the Willow, as well as enjoy the extensive selection of spirits and wine.

Checkout our food menu

Functions at the Willow

The Willow Park Tavern is a great place to have your next function.

Whether it be an informal Friday after work drinks, a 21st birthday party or a 40th birthday party, you can hire one of two of the Willow Park's function rooms or host your function publicly in the main bar.

Find out more

About the Willow Park Tavern

Currently owned and operated by Marie and Fraser Donaldson, the Willow Park Tavern (known colloquially to Palmerston North locals as 'The Willow'), is a popular, down to earth tavern serving the Manawatu faithful for over 15 years.

You'll find a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. A classic tavern in the truest sense of the word, rugby conversation pieces, jerseys and memorabilia cover the walls. On weekdays and weekends, Willow regulars and strangers alike crowd the comfortable room to enjoy a good yarn, tasty pub food, take in a game and just relax.

The games area features a pool table, video games and a jukebox fully loaded with both new and classic tunes. The Willow also features eight types of Lion Nathan beer including Lion Red, Speights, Steinlager and Macs. You can also sample the famous Willow Brew at the Willow, as well as enjoy the extensive selection of spirits and wine available.

Food and Beverages

Feeling hungry or need to quench the thirst?

The Willow Park has a great selection of food and beverages, including burgers and hot chips, deep fried baskets, platters and eight types of Lion Nathan beers, served in Palmy's only Lion Nathan tavern.

Some of our beers on-tap include Lion Red, Steinlager, Speights and Mac's, as well as our famous Willow Brew.

You can also enjoy the extensive selection of spirits and wine, available at the Willow.

Ordering off our menu can be done at any time during the day.

Functions at the Willow Park Tavern

The Willow Park Tavern is a great place to have your next function.

Whether it be an informal Friday after work drinks, a 21st or 40th birthday party or anniversary party, you can hire one of two of the Willow Park's function rooms or host your function publicly in the main bar.

Our function rooms are perfect for 21st's, anniversaries, prize givings, staff parties, conferences and weddings.

Licenced till 2am, our facilities are FREE to hire with some conditions.

Download our Function Room Conditions and House Rules

Small Function Room

Small Function Room holds up to 100 people in a fully private room. The room includes parking, a garden bar and separate toilet facilities.

Lounge Bar

Lounge Bar holds 100+ people in a spacious fully private room. The room includes parking, pool tables, big screen, jukebox, a garden bar and separate toilet facilities.

Other facilities

Food and Beverages at your function

All bar prices are the same as in the main bar. The Willow Park can arrange a variety of options for your guests.

Tabs are popular and we can run them on all drinks, or just a select range. You can also subsidise drinks so that they're offered at a reduced price for your guests.

The Willow have a wide range of food options available from our functions menu (available to view within the Function Room Conditions and House Rules) and our main menu. We may be able to work with you to cater for specific food requirements.

Host responsibility is taken seriously at the Willow Park Tavern, so please be aware that with functions, we require that you include a variety of non-alcoholic drinks from our bar on your tab as well as a variety of food options from our kitchen.

Rates, payment, terms and conditions

A deposit of $300.00 will be required to secure your booking. This can be paid by cash or EFTPOS and will be put towards the bar tab.

Upon reciept of the deposit we will also require you to sign a disclaimer that outlines our function terms and conditions.

Decorations

We are more than happy for you to decorate the room you hire, for your special occasion, subject to the following conditions.

Minors as guests

The Willow Park Tavern operates under a supervised licence, which means all persons under 18 years of age must be supervised by their parent or legal guardian.

Unaccompanied minors are prohibited entry to the Willow. Any guest who looks under 25 will be asked for ID and be refused entry should they be without it.


If you're interested in booking a function at the Willow, just give us a quick call or email and we'll work with you to plan a great night.

Contact the Willow

The Willow Park Tavern is located in Palmerston North at 820 Tremaine Avenue.

Trading Hours:

Monday to Friday - 9am till late
Saturday – 9am till 2am
Sunday and statutory holidays – 11am till late

Trading Hours are subject to business trade.

Phone: 06 358 5036
Fax: 06 356 3633
Email: wptavern@xtra.co.nz

Postal Address:
PO Box 9040
Terrace End
Palmerston North 4441