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Speights Brewery

Address: Rattray Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 51 Activities in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Breweries, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours

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Perth, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The tour was very interesting and amusing. It's great value because it includes beer tasting that is worth about the price of the ticket. Dinner at the pub after is a must. Wonderful food, great service and very nice surrounds.

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Auckland, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

looked at the schedule chalkboard in the foyer of the brewery. A group I was with didn't book because we were unsure exactly what time we could make it. Going every half an hour we thought we pop back in half an hour or an hour, only to find when we did go back that timing had been totally scrubbed... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

very interesting tour of the history of this Brewery with a master brewer guide, plenty of steps to navigate though. Pour your own tasting of about 7 beers & 1 cider over 30 min is very generous. Tour costs NZ$28 (discounts for children & seniors) (I accidentally put this review under Speights Alehouse)

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've been to quite a few brewery, distillery, winery tours and Speights is the best tour i've experienced. Its a tour of the gravity fed system that is a lot more interesting than the standard small brewery tour of a couple of rooms of copper or stainless vats, (those rooms are part of the tour as well). Aside from the... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Great tour, very interesting and fantastic tour guide. The tour was tolerated well by the kids. They listened to the stories and were included. Good family tour. At the end, the adults poured their own beer and the kids had non-alcoholic refreshments in bottles. We went on the 7pm tour and had our dinner in the Ale House restaurant. Nice... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We completed the brewery tour with Trevor. He had it all! Humour, information and a few stories as well. The sampling of all of the brewery's beverages at the end of the tour was certainly a highlight and we have now found a new favourite brew - the Pilsner.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were on a shore tour and we stopped in here. I had a couple of "Handles" of the gold label beer. We were here for about a hour. The pub it self was very interesting with all the stuff throughout the place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Did you know that you can fill your container, just outside their door, with fresh spring water? Available to everyone for a donation! and there were plenty lining up for a refil. The Brewery Tour was informative and humorous thanks to Trevor. Plenty of sample beers at the end of tour was much enjoyed by all.

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Kokubunji, Japan
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Speight's Beer is synonymous in New Zealand with the South and even advertises itself as being for the Southern Man, a stereotypical rugged Kiwi bloke. You get to see how it's made and even get to try some at the end. http://theitinerantlinguist.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-pride-of-south.html

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minute tour of the Speights brewery in Dunedin. The guide Ron/Rod (sorry!) was very knowledgeable, not just about the history of beer, the history of the brewery but also of Dunedin, where he was born and bred. He took us through various parts of the brewery and gave us an insight into how beer was... More 

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