Welcome to the Rutland Arms Inn

A little bit of Old England in the heart of Whanganui


A traditional menu served in a modern way.


Relax in one of our stylish and elegant suites.


Explore our wide range of craft beers & spirits.

Set in a fully refurbished historic building and named after the smallest English County & the regiment stationed in Wanganui in 1845, the Rutland has provided hospitality for Wanganui locals, tourists & business people since it was first erected in 1859.

Today, the Rutland Arms Inn blends the best of an authentic old English style cafe/restaurant, fresh New Zealand cuisine and a tantalising mix of local, imported & craft beers. Eight beautifully appointed guest suites combine the appearance and charm of yester-year with all the modern conveniences of today.


An iconic piece of Whanganui’s history.

The Rutland Arms Inn is iconic in Wanganui and has a proud tradition of being a local favourite. Whether you are a guest in our restaurant or hotel, we make it our business to offer you personalised service in a relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

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Your hosts, Tavis Small & Jennifer Gilbertson-Small and the team at the Rutland
look forward to seeing you soon