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“Delicious food! Great atmosphere”

Speight's Ale House
Ranked #14 of 200 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$23
Cuisines: Gastropub, New Zealand
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 12 May 2014

I went to the ale house in Feb this year and had a fab fun night. The venue is spacious and great outdoor area for smoking. Enjoyed the love band and dancing and had delicious fish dinner. Would def go back again. Highly recommend

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Thank LDIM33
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

It's not often you get a great food in a pub, but this place is a real exception. From the moment we walked in we had really good experience. We were greeted by staff who were polite, friendly and quick to serve. We stopped here during our trip around the south of the island and it was by far one of the nicest pubs we visited. The food is much better than you'd expect from an alehouse/pub and the place had a really nice seating area upstairs as well as comfortable seating area outside.
Thoroughly recommended.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Visited Speight's with a group of friends recently. The food was great, not a bad bite. Staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was electric. Brilliant night all around, will definitely be trying to get back here. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Emma L
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We had a night out with friends and decided on the speights ale house , it was a great choice the food was fantastic and the service was spot on . An added bonus was the live music which added to an already great night. The team at the ale house are bang on the mark with their customer service and it's child friendly so looking forward to coming back for lunch . Cheers

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Thank Craig F
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

I have just returned from an evening with friends at a wonderful restaurant / pub. The food was great, the atmosphere buzzing, and the service second to none. I highly recommend visiting the ale house, it's family friendly with a varied menu, has tv screens for the sports enthusiast and has able areas both in and out. All round a great place.

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Thank Donna Lisa S
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