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Iconic CHB Hotel On The Market

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The “heart” and watering hole of the Tikokino community is up for sale.

Sometimes referred to as the Sawyers Arms Hotel, but better known as “The Tiko”, the 1864-built Central Hawke’s Bay pub is on the market for the first time since it was bought by Tony Tyson and Jo Hardwick-Smith in 2012.

Since that time, they’ve stamped their own identity on the establishment that has served the district for more than 150 years.

The Outlaws Motorcycle Club call it their “church”, it hosts a weekly “Handle” and “Gentlemen’s” clubs, Daisy the cat is a permanent fixture and the odd punter arrives on horseback and parks their steed up in the back paddock.

Photo: The Tiko Pub on SH50 is on the market. Photo Tim Whittaker

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Posted: 8 February 2019

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