Events & News


Virtual Dining VWOAP

11 August, 2017
Put on your headset and be transported on a 360-degree journey of delicious proportions!
Your senses will be ignited as you explore the lengths that our local suppliers go to to bring the finest food and beverage to your palate. On return to the historic Thistle Inn you will be presented with the bounty from your journey. Virtually the best meal you’ll ever eat!

Click here to book your tickets.

For more on VWOAP click here 

The Lions in Wellington

27 June, 2017

A week of fun, freebies and a sporting good time. We are anticipating a HUGE week suporting both The Lions and our national sides. 


LIVE MUSIC - from 7-9pm (The fabulous Dancing and Drinking Society)

FREE FISH & CHIP PLATTERS - when you bring 10 or more friends with you

DINNER SPECIAL -3 Course Dinner & two local beers. $60pp (email to book!)

**From Monday 26th June - Friday 30th June ** 


A night with Nathan Haines

10 June, 2017

From a live and large stage sound, to stripped back acoustic, and electronic beats, this genre bending musician has been making music for over two decades. Featuring Wellington local legend keyboardist Jonathan Crayford and Joel Haines on guitar, alongside Karika Turua (instrument), Mickey Ututaonga (instrument).

Advance show tickets - $35 from eventfinda. (Dinner & show - $75, Door sales $40)

Hollie Smith

11 June, 2017

We are excited to welcome Hollie back to The Thistle on Sunday 11th June.  Every show has been a sell out, get in quick. Click here for tickets! 

$35 for tickets, or $75 for two course set menu and tickets. 

Mother's Day with Annabelle White

14 May, 2017

Come along this Mother's Day bring your Mum for a long lunch - meet Annabelle White, be entertained as she chats to us about non-fuss, simple cooking, her travel around the globe and the importance of her own Mum.
$65 pp - A delicious Annabelle inspired long lunch, arrival drink & the opportunity to chat with Annabelle herself.

Tickets from -

12.00pm - Arrival 
12.30pm  - Lunch served
  1.15pm -  Annabelle speaks 
  3.00pm - Event conclusion

Brewers Evening

01 April, 2017

We are stoked at the big uptake on this event! 12 breweries with their tasty beverages, awesome bands, delicious food and banter galore. Get your tickets fast. Superb value at $69pp.


Be More, With Less.

11 March, 2017

An afternoon with fashion stylist Meredith Walshe. She will share her #project333 experience and show you in a live styling session how you can be more with less. There will be champagne on arrival and a delicious selection of canapes served in the ambient Thistle Inn. 

The last event we hosted with Meredtith was a sell out, so get in quick :) Tickets from eventfinder. 

Friends of The Thistle Relaunch

02 January, 2017


Introducing three new options to become a Friend of The Thistle 

  • $20 - includes membership and first drink
  • $40 - includes membership, first drink and a T Shirt or two dessert vouchers
  • $70 - includes membership, first drink, T Shirt and two meal vouchers

*renewed memberships you will also receive a $25 Thistle voucher


BUT  wait, there is more!

Join between December 2016 - March 2017 and we will enter you in the draw to win the following prize pack with a value of $2017! (All existing FOTT members are entered this automatically)


  • $400 New World voucher
  • $500 worth of vouchers for the Thistle Inn
  • $400 worth of Ticketek vouchers
  • $500 prezzy card
  • $217 worth of scratchies