The Sawmill Brewing Company is the perfect addition to the beautiful Matakana village. Just when you thought this small town, famous for its farmer’s market and organic ice cream couldn’t get any better, we now have a boutique brewery in the mix. Originally located in Leigh on the site of an old timber mill, the Sawmill team have been in the business since 2004. The new brewery (which took eight months to make) comes complete with a beer garden to enjoy great food, conversation and, of course, really good beer. Stop by on the weekend for flounder with mandarin and watercress straight from Leigh’s waters, smoked sardine pate or the miso and seaweed-smoked goat. The menu showcases the best of Kiwi produce and has been matched to compliment Sawmill’s beer.
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