Situated in Howick's Main Street, 68 on Main is a lovely Victorian home which has been restored and converted into a warm and welcoming restaurant & pub.
Built in 1869 as a retirement home for her majesty Queen Victoria's favourite coach maker, our premises is one of the oldest buildings in Howick. The tin roof has held up valiantly through tempestuous midlands weather for just shy of one hundred and fifty years. The gorgeous wooden floors in the bar area, sash windows and fireplaces are all original fixtures.
The lovely Victorian home had fallen sadly into disrepair but was rescued in 2006 by the current owners who painstakingly oversaw restorations and repairs and breathed new life into it as a charming country restaurant and pub. We opened our doors in 2008 and have gone from strength to strength since then.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
68's focus is on good food made simply. We try to source as much of our stock locally as we can. Our kitchen is small but busy, we have a dedicated staff who put love into every meal. The average wait on food is 20 to 30 minutes as everything is freshly prepared. On nights when we are very busy the wait may be a bit longer, but I can I assure you it's worth it! If you eat with us regularly we suggest you ask your waiter about our loyalty discount program.
Our Pub welcomes casual drinkers and is a great place to spend a chilled evening with good friends. The atmosphere on our busy nights simply glows. We proudly show all the Sharks games and often run drinks specials for their duration.
Feedback is always welcome, we like to cater to you. We are always happy to answer questions about the building and its rich history.
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