Enjoy great hospitality at Olivers Lodge and Restaurant

The harsh Central Otago winters can be spectacularly beautiful but when it's cold out there is nothing quite like a warm fire, fine food and good hospitality.

Olivers Lodge and Restaurant in the historic heart of Clyde provides all of this and more.

Whether it's a day trip to Clyde, a romantic winter weekend away or a business retreat, the 150-year-old Olivers complex is a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The heritage-listed collection of stone buildings located in Clyde's historic precinct house Olivers boutique accommodation, award-winning Olivers Restaurant, Merchant of Clyde Café, and the Victoria Store Brewery.

Originally known as the Victoria Store, the first building on site was constructed in 1869 by Benjamin Naylor, to provide provisions to the miners who converged on the Central Otago goldfields. Now home to Olivers Restaurant, the warmth of the old stone walls combined with a hearty winter menu andwinter menu and a glowing fire provide the sort of atmosphere the early gold-miners could only dream of.

The Victoria Store Brewery, nestled between Olivers restaurant and its bar, follows the time-honoured tradition of providing a welcome sanctuary from the cold and refreshment for any in need. The two-level gravity-fed craft brewery was designed and built using local craftsmanship and produces a Pilsner, IPA, golden ale, ESB, and a porter.

Located nearby, the Merchant of Clyde Café, Deli and Bakery offers freshly baked goods and a wide range of specialty chutneys and preserves, all produced on site.

The delicatessen features local cheese, housesmoked salmon and freshly baked bread as well as a variety of products from around New Zealand.

Clyde is staking its claim firmly on the Central Otago map as a significant tourism destination and is quickly becoming a must-visit for both domestic and international visitors alike. Olivers Lodge and Stables boutique accommodation provides a wonderfully unique experience. Built over two decades (1870s-1880s) the 11 en-suited rooms are centred around a peaceful sun-drenched courtyard and provide an elegant mix of stone walls, oriental rugs and antique maps. And, of course, in winter, a roaring fire.

For more information, visit www.olivers.co.nz or phone (03) 449-2805.