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History

So you wanna know how it all got started?

How the guest was won?

Mate, life in New Zealand was tough in 1861,
it wasn't easy and breaking in the land was not much fun!

In the 1860's luxuries were few, there wasn't any electricity and hardly any frills,
in fact there wasn't much of anything but there was gold in them, thar hills...

News of this fabulous find, around the world began to gush
Sparked off the start of what became known as the Otago gold rush.

Before you knew it, we were all the rage...
and over-run with shiploads of pioneers of doubtful parentage!

The immigrant gold-diggers needed stage-coaches to get around
so Freeman Cobb said "of course we can..." and that's the way the uniquely kiwi Cobb & Co. story was found!

Everything was sweet for over 60 years until trains and the new fangled motorcar became all the go. In the early 1920's the wheels started to wobble and in 1924, they really came off, to lots of woe.

Sadly at this time, Cobb & Co.'s last stagecoach disappeared into the sunset for the final time.
But it was not the end, for the company is again ready to shine.

Today Cobb & Co. is New Zealand's oldest and original Restaurant chain and continues to serve
in the fond memory of Freeman Cobb with a dash of humour and verve.

Welcome back to Cobb & Co., where your friends and family will enjoy our all time favourite food,  where you can kick back and chilax, just like coming home.

And that my friends, is how the guest was won.