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“Traditional Speights & thats what we expect”

Speights Ale House Wanaka
Ranked #13 of 85 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Wanaka Speights Ale House is situated on Ardmore Street next to Bullock Creek and across the road from Lake Wanaka. The outdoor decks afford all day sun with a picturesque view of the lake. Indoor/Outdoor dining is available with a wide variety of gastromeals on the menu.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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“Traditional Speights & thats what we expect”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We have had drinks & dined at many a Speights around the country.
the bar area is good for snacks and drinks, with a lovley fire place. The resturant is more family centirc seating.
The menu is NZ pub food, and big serves. I had the pie of the day - Venison .... WOW.

Staff are friendly and helpful.

Visited August 2014
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for feedback. We are glad the Venison Pie had the WOW factor for you!
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Wanaka, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pi-fect”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Steak and Ale pie - wow!!! Best pie I've had in years. Garlic cheesey bread was moist and cheesy, all topped off with a gooey chocolate brownie. Food heaven from start to finish. Wonderful staff and a warm atmosphere. Love it

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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for your delightful review. We are glad everything was heaven from start to finish and the service you received was wonderful.
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Porirua, New Zealand
2 reviews
“awesome”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

had a great time at Speights , meal and service was excellent, staff were very friendly cant wait to get back

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank graeme l
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Feed back like yours is great to receive. We are glad you enjoyed yourself immensely at the Wanaka Speights Ale House. Thank you.
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome Food, Beautiful Pub”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

The pub is very beautiful inside with the crackling fire and it's wood interior. My husband loved the Speights samplers so he could try a few of the different beers. The service was good & the two meals we had were fantastic, well cooked & presented well. Right in the heart of the town a must do for dinner in Wanaka!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Cassie B
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are pleased that your evening was enjoyable and that you loved the interior...especially the fire!
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
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“Always great value”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This was our first visit to the Wanaka pub but we have been to other Speights Ale Houses & they always get it right. Great location opposite the lake, food was really good & great value. Service prompt & friendly.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Joan B
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for feedback. All Speights Ale Houses are independently owner operated so it is always good to hear comments like yours referring to other Speights Ale Houses as being reliable and know what you are getting.
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