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Speights Ale House

2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (16 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (10 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What an interesting place, so much to look at. The food was great, the best seafood chowder. I wish I had only ordered the chowder as I did not appreciate the rest of the food as I was so full.

Thank Watts99
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We booked for about 25 but ended up with about 40 people for a meal after a family gathering.The food was excellent and the service efficient and friendly despite the ever increasing numbers . This the third time we have used this venue for family...More

Thank Mack1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and food in this stunning bluestone 1870s building. Try the fish tacos, delicious. Friendly staff and good with children.

Thank AlisonNewZealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family friendly with high chairs etc. excellent range on menu with reasonable prices and very good service. Food delivered quickly and lots of room to sit and spread out with 2 young children

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended Speights Ale House by Ashley Motor Lodge and it didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious and the staff very attentive.

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a busing place that people seems to enjoy to visit with a great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Quick service and lovely meals. Lovely views to enjoy while having a great meal with a nice glass of wine. The food was delicious and...More

Thank julianembrand
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Went for a family lunch and as it was a nice day we sat outside. The service was great and the meals were very enjoyable and tasty. Lots of seating both inside and out. Good choice on menu.

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 2 September 2018

we selected your restaurant for our special occasion and were very disappointed. the steak in one of the burgers was very rare even though it had be requested med. The chicken in my burger was so dry I couldn't eat it at all, the chips...More

Thank MagdalenaM4806
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Pork burger is very tasty and highly recommend for the value. Great service, friendly staff with clean facilities. Will be having that again on next visit.

Thank ScottyJ40
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Great night. Food was good and considering how busy the place was, we received our meals pretty quickly. Mark the waiter looking after our table was great and very entertaining. 10/10.

Thank Marty G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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