About us

Welcome to Salty Dog Inn

Just a short drive from Auckland, set against the beautiful backdrop of Snells Beach, resort-style Salty Dog Inn is a coastal hideaway of rare quality. Established in 1994 in the beautiful region of the Matakana coast, it’s spread over 2 acres of lush green grounds with spectacular mountain views, overlooking the stunning view of Mahurangi river. For out-of-town accommodation that has something to appeal to absolutely everyone, it’s a near-perfect option. We are only 50 minutes’ drive from CBD Auckland and just 5 minutes from Warkworth.

Known for its Olde English character, the Salty Dog Inn is a great place for all occasions. Locals love us for our Guinness Sports Bar, which hosts a variety of fun event night such as live band, Karaoke etc, and for our Olde English restaurant, serving up flavoursome creations. It also has a Gaming lounge, conference/wedding/function venues and a beautiful outdoor setting, making it a one-stop-venue catering to all your needs. As the Sports Bar and Restaurant are separate, you can choose to enjoy a relaxed pub style environment and Bistro or you can opt for fine dining in the Restaurant with a delicious A La Carte menu.

Our Accommodation is also separate from the hustle and bustle of the Sports Bar, so no need to worry about noise or any disturbance. Stylish rooms in different sizes can comfortably accommodate individuals, couples and groups. Our location close to the beaches, wineries, fishing charters, markets, Islands, horse riding, bicycle tracks, golf courses and heaps of other tourist activities will keep you busy during your stay.

We invite you to come and experience all we have to offer, and find your new local favourite, or an excellent stop on your way through the area.

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