We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“WOW Factor + Exceeded expectations!”

Speight's Ale House
Ranked #14 of 194 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$24
Cuisines: Gastropub, New Zealand
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 25 May 2014

We have dined at several Speight's Ale Houses around the South Island and I have to say this Nelson restaurant has to be the best. We are big fans of the Speight's Ale Houses but Nelson has hit a home run with what they offer. Beautiful new and modern decor yet still fitting of the Speight's image. Food was the best we have had anywhere again as mentioned well above what we had expected. Faultless service by a lovely young girl called Jessie from memory whom made our experience even more enjoyable. Thanks Speight's Nelson keep up the good work - we'll be back soon!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank susanlin2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (400)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

344 - 348 of 401 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2014

Wow, what can I say? This place is the place to be in Nelson. The food is outstanding - I can recomend the Pork Belly and Scallops, as well as the Surf n Turf, in fact, the entire menu is amazing. Then there is the staff! They are friendly, hospitable and courteous. They'll even greet and farewell you by first name - you aren't just a face to them. There is more than one reason that I keep returning to this bar.
The Speight's Ale Houese in Nelson is quite literally, 'Generous to a Fault'. Whether you are there on a hot summers night enjoying an ice cold tap beer or on a cold and wet winters night having a hot meal, there is no better place to be!!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Bigabiggsy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank LDIM33
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Annie1907
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Speight's Ale House also viewed

Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 

Been to Speight's Ale House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing