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Speights Ale House

££ - £££, , Vegetarian Friendly
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (10 reviews)
“lamb shanks” (8 reviews)
“garlic loaf” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 292 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great for a casual late lunch with friends . We had a platter between 3 of us and it was heaps! A good selection of other dishes. Wine list was good too. Nice to be able to sit outside in the sun as well !

Thank lynda m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great atmosphere, great decor, the staff were amazing, super helpful & attentive, a good range of drinks to choose from and a good meal.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has all the makings of a classy place to take someone special to for a great meal. The food was tasty and slightly on the small side but was still enough to make you walk away satisfied. I recommend this place for a...More

Thank RobbyPinfold
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place very historical nice place for a drink however the wine on tap was quite expensive at 15 per glass good service didn't try the food though

1  Thank Darren B
TheSpeightsAleHouse, Owner at Speights Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Darren Thanks for your review. You have purchased a 250ml glass of wine. The standard is 150ml. This is the reason for the higher cost. Kind Regards Nigel

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a late meal on Saturday night and was very happy with our meal and the service. Our meals came out quickly and were very well presented and lovely. Nice atmosphere and sat near the fire which was nice. Would definitely go back.

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Service was a little unenthusiastic. A beautiful historic building which was completely let down by the teeny bopper music played. Strange considering the majority of diners were well over 50. Couldnt wait to get out.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Luckily this place was recommended and had a table available. Great staff, great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Leela-FB
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Took my two sons for a quick meal on a Tuesday night last week. One ordered the Squid which was excellent, I ordered the Shanks which were average and my eldest son ordered a steak (medium). Quick turn around but we had to send the...More

Thank Darran41
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome meal service and atmosphere. Nothing was a problem to the great staff . Meal was devine would go again

Thank TraceyNutt
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

the best wedges iv had in a long time lots of bacon and crunchy wedges however they could of had more cheese but staff were great and accomadating food was served quicly cant wait to come back to try something new of menu

Thank 393georgia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-686 6030
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Enjoy the award winning Speight's Ale House in Timaru. We have an the immense outdoor courtyard, great southern food and hospitality. Try some of local cuisine, from small/shared plates to larger meals. Private dining rooms available. Come and experience the best in Timaru!
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