Good Questions

With Better Answers

Martin on the build for The Laboratory

What are your opening hours?
Tuesday to Sunday 11am til late

Do you take bookings?
Yes, please call 325 3006 to reserve a table.  It's sometimes hard for us to get to the phone if it's busy, but do leave a message and someone will call you back to confirm your booking.  Tables of 15 or more will be asked to pre-order a food package to streamline service to your table.

Do you offer brewery tours?
Sure, our brewery tour & tutored tasting is one and a half hours of beer heaven/education.  For groups of 6 to 15, $25 per head.  Email for more details.

Can you accommodate functions?
The Classroom and mezzanine are perfect for private hire for your next meeting, party, film show or family gathering.  (Hire charges apply) Yes, we can even host your wedding day celebrations!  Use our Contact form to email us for more details.

Do you serve coffee?
Yes we have delicious C4 coffee served by lovely baristas in mis-match pre-loved crockery.  Takeaways also available.

Do you do takeaway pizza?
Yes, the pizza oven is operating weekday evenings and all the time at weekends.  We are happy to bake you a delicious wood-fired pizza to take away.  Takeaway lunches also available midweek.

Can you smoke in the courtyard?
Sure, please take care to use the ashtrays provided

Are you bike friendly?
Yes we have an awesome bike rack right out the front on West Belt.

Do you have live music?
Yes, we have live music every Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm, often on Saturday lunchtimes as well to tie in with the Lincoln Farmers Market on the Library Green.  We have a pool of amazing musicians to draw from and post on Facebook each time a performance is scheduled.

Can we bring the kids?
Of course, well behaved littlies are welcome.  We have some toys and books as a diversion while you enjoy a beer. Baby change facilities available.  Please note, The Laboratory is a supervised licensed area - so under 18s need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Do you have Gift Vouchers?
Yes we do.  Please use the contact form to purchase or drop in to buy one - any denomination

Martin & Lisa ground breaking drinksCan we bring the dog?
Yes, well behaved dogs are very welcome in the snug, courtyard and outside area.

What beers do you sell?
A fantastic line-up of 18 beers on tap and handpump.  Cask conditioned and tap beers brewed onsite in The Laboratory 600lt experimental brewhouse.   We also offer Twisted Hop cask conditioned ales and hoppy lagers brewed at The Twisted Hop Brewery in Parkhouse Road, Wigram.  Check out our rolling guest beer taps for other delicious New Zealand craft beer.  Follow us on Facebook for the latest beer line-up.

Do you give a SOBA discount?
Yes 10% discount on all beers when you show your SOBA membership card

Do you have gluten free beer?
Yes we stock Cheslic from The Nuts Brewing Company (beer brewed from sweet chestnuts)

Do you fill flagons?
If you bring in your own container we are happy to fill it.  We sell our very own numbered, iconic, sought after Laboratory glass flagons (4 imperial pints) for you to use again & again to takeaway fresh beer to enjoy at home.  Also for sale are 1litre glass 'squealers' and 5lt mini kegs for takeaways.

Have you got cider?
Only the best, on draught, Peckham's Cider of course. 

Do you have wine or just beer?
Wine on tap - cheaper, fresher, no packaging, no waste - and we have a range of wines by the glass or the bottle if you prefer.

Where did you get the tin ceiling from?
It's a long story!  Check out our plaques dotted around in house and in the back of the menus explaining where we sourced our recycled building materials and treasures.

Where is the big screen TV for the rugby?
At The Famous Grouse