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“Just a great place!”

Speight's Ale House
Ranked #13 of 199 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: US$4 - US$23
Cuisines: Gastropub, New Zealand
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Situated on Quarantine Rd opposite Mitre 10 Mega and the WOW Museum we are proud to be the 17th Speight's Ale House across the country and the very first of the new look Ale House! Whether its good hearty portions of southern style food or Speight's exclusive range of award winning tap beer and extensive wine list this is the place to cater for all. With space for over 250 patrons in one of our many areas of the Restaurant , Bar or sun drenched Garden Bar there is always a spot for everyone. The Speight's Ale House brings strong traditions of legendary southern hospitality and you'll find the owner operator Gareth Caldwell and his great crew of staff live and breath by these age old values. With always plenty of entertainment , live sport and weekly specials keep your eye on our "What's on at The Ale House" to be sure not to miss out! Our popular upstairs area allows us to offer a private function area in which we are capable of catering for groups up to 75 people so whether it's a Birthday Party, Social Club gathering, or just a good old get together we can cater to your every need. Come on down and see what we are all about and start experiencing the Ale House way of Southern Hospitality! "Good on ya mate"
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We recently had lunch here after visiting WOW Museum as it is just across the road, very handy. As we were on holiday there, we enjoyed our lunch so much we went back there for dinner. The kids loved their fries, I must admit they were some of the nicest I've ever had!! I also had for dinner some of the nicest curried pumpkin soup that I have ever had too. It was a very busy place on the Saturday night, plenty of TV's with the rugby on and a great atmosphere with the fires going too. Overall a very nice place to go, whether be a meal or a beer. A great menu. Cheers!!

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Thank brewsterfour
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

During a day trip to Nelson we were trying to choose from the myriad of cafes and restaurants that are on offer in this cute town. We spotted this Speights Ale House while driving around and having dined at two other Speights Ale House during our holiday with great satisfaction we decided to pop in. It is a beautiful looking building from the outside with lots of timber and stone and glass. It is also beautifully decorated inside with timber doors and window casements hanging from the roof to add atmosphere as well as funky lighting of bulbs inside glass bottles. We were greeted warmly by the barman as we walked in and very quickly we were approached by a lovely young waitress who was very knowledgeable of the menu and the daily specials and made a few recommendations which we then ordered. Given that we were just wanting a lighter style lunch we ordered the Nachos as well as some other appetizers. We have to say that we think this is probably the best nachos we have ever had! It was huge and was piled up with the toppings which consisted of a delicious mince/beans, guacamole, fresh tomato and onion salsa and sour cream. Oh and don't forget the melted cheese. Some nachos you have to search for the toppings but not this one! We would definitely recommend this Speights Ale House as well as any other Speights Ale House you have the chance to try!

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Thank Ainsworths14
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Friendly, busy place, well used by locals and (I guess) visitors to the WOW Museum, which is opposite.
Tasty food, reasonably priced, enthusiastically cooked and served.
Warning;- some of the portions are huge!

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Loved everything about this place, the staff were great, especially the young English man! The food was beautiful and delicious wine to top it off.
Had an fantastic time and would highly recommend it.

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Thank SharronDLancaster
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Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Great evening with the family as this Speights Ale House never fails to impress us! Great food and exceptional service just keeps is coming back for more! Recommended!!

Thank lynnferg
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