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Speight’s Brewery

200 Rattray St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7697
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  • Average5%
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200 Rattray St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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+64 3-477 7697
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A full on tour experience through the history of brewing, the old manufacturing plant and their brand new manufacturing plant. Our guide was an extremely knowledgeable man, related with all guests on our tour and was very very funny. Generous tastings at the conclusion of...More

Thank 975carll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was excellent! No cap on beers at the end, got to try them all. The lady who ran the tour was great.

Thank Christinah G
R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery and the guide was great. We hope to see again one day soon. Cheers Chris Snow Speight's Brewery

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are different tour schedules in the winters or summers, so do ensure you make your booking early. The tour guide is very detailed in the history and development of brewery in NZ. At the end of the tour, there is a free-flow tasting session...More

Thank Trumpboyer86
R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery. You are right it is certainly important to book to ensure a place on the tour. We hope to see you again one day soon....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't need to be a beer drinker to appreciate the skill that goes into producing such a popular 'beverage', but it does add to the pleasure if you enjoy the 'odd one'. A terrific tour led by a charming man with a fiendish sense...More

Thank Travelbug291
R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery and you found the guide charming. We hope to see you again one day soon. Cheers Chris Snow Speight's Brewery

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This fully functional brewery allows you a glimpse of years gone by, the exhibits are well set out and easy to follow. Don't miss the water tap outside from the brewery's fresh water spring where for a small donation (to a conservation project) you can...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Gary and Lesley, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery. That is great you pointed out the water tap it is nearly a greater attraction than the Brewery itself. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We entered the tour with perhaps a dozen others from around the globe. Our guide, a long-time Speight's employee, took great pride in telling us the history of the brewery, the family, and the surrounding community. In some parts of the tour it seemed much...More

Thank Dennis M
R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Dennis, Thanks for taking time to provide feedback on the tour. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Brewery and acknowledged the passion our your guide. The team are all great with regards to this. We hope to see you again one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour, especially for beer lovers! Excellent history told by a passionate guide who told the Speights history very well. The 30 minutes in the bar to try different Speights products was well worth it. The tour is also good for kids and soft drinks...More

Thank Dazza224
R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Dazza, Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your tour of the Brewery and the guide was good. Our team are certainly passionate about the Brewery and showing people around it. Thanks for recommending. Have a great day and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great tour of a NZ icon, this well organised and led activity showcases some excellent history along with a great overview of the beer brewing process. Topped off with generous samples of the Speights range, I couldn't recommend a better use of a couple...More

Thank Bennett H
R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking time to write a review. Glad to hear you had a good time here at Speight's Brewery. There is a lot of history over our 141 odd years and it is nice to be able to share this with our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great guide who knew everything about the history and future of the brewery. didn't get to see the working brewery but the older decommissioned area was just as interesting. Great value for money.More

Thank Ratchew
R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery and the guide was great. We are lucky with the team and also the fact they business decided to leave the old Brewery in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a fabulous experience this was. Tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable about everything to do with the history of the brewery, answered all of our questions and kept the tour lively and full of fun. The tasting session afterwards was 'delicious' and...More

Thank truekiwiNewZealand
R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery and the tour guide was awesome. All the team here do a great job and enjoy taking visitors around the Brewery. It is interesting what...More

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Marnie S
Has anyone done this tour with kids in tow?? Pram friendly or not really??
27 December 2015|
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Response from Glenn K |
Yes we have done it with a pram. Be prepared to carry it up and down stairs as it's an old brewery.
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Francine1031
We are arriving on a cruise ship in Dunedin NZ. We would like to visit the Speight's Brewery and Cadbury Factory. How far are these attractions from each other? What is the best way to get from the cruise ship to these locations?
13 September 2015|
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Response from SpeightsBrewery | Property representative |
Hi There, The two are a 10 minute walk from each other. Shuttles bring cruise passengers in from Port Chalmers to the Octagon in the centre of Dunedin. Each of these attractions are a 5 minute easy walk from here. We... More
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Bruce B
I've read that there are 240 steps on the tour, my wife & I are in the eighties, not so fit. can steps be avoided without losing sampling bene,fits.We would be on a cruise excursion ??? Would love to visit.
29 January 2015|
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Response from davenz69 |
No problem, the tour uses a lift to get to the top floor of the eight story building, then down through the various floors by stairs. If a wheel chair is required special arrangements can be made to go down by lift, but some... More
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