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The Cobb Palmerston North

In Palmerston North, The Cobb has been a favourite of locals and visitors for nearly 10 years.

Palmerston North's iconic restaurant & bar

Enjoy casual dining and Palmerston North’s best value meals in our historic hotel. We offer comfortable dining areas for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a huge range of drinks, and all the live sport you could hope for.

Unbeatable meal deals

Simple, tasty and generous meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our menu is tried and true and we’ll have you fuelled in no time. Choose from a great selection of classic pub meals or checkout our everyday $12.50 lunch and dinner deals.

Perfect for groups

We love a party. Our Palmerston North venue is perfect for catch-ups and celebrations. We have multiple dining areas with large tables. Get your group together and book a table for drinks or a meal. We take table bookings for groups of 15 people or more.


Stay a night or two and enjoy the best of Palmerston North’s hospitality. We have 15 comfortable and tidy rooms with ensuite bathrooms. The Cobb Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the city for you to enjoy easy access to Palmerston North’s shopping and entertainment.

Our history

Popular for both locals and visitors, The Cobb in Palmerston North (formerly the Empire Hotel) is one of the city’s oldest buildings and was originally the site of the city's first school in 1872. In 1890, the school was converted into the hotel and has since been home to a few restaurants including a Cobb & Co. Known fondly in recent decades, as "The Cobb" - The Cobb Hotel was born in 2015 and continues to be a favourite meeting place for diners.