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Speight's Alehouse

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200 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-471 9050
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11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic NZ brewery

We did the tour on a Friday night and it was good fun. Good level of information in a relaxed atmosphere. The tasting at the end was done well. I gather that in the past it used to be a free for all but now the tour guide has to do all the pours.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Lydi123
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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sunshine coast
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

From the moment we walked in,my husband and i loved it,The staff were great,loved the decor,the bench type tables,There was a huge fire place,which we didn't need on this particular day,it was great weather.Artifacts all around the walls.Full of ambience.the food we loved,their snacks are simple,but tasty and extremely filling.We wanted to bring the whole ale house home,but it wouldn't... More 

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Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Dunedin while recently on an organized tour. During our orientation of the town the tour director mentioned that Speight’s Alehouse was a good place to eat. It was very close to our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. Very happy we did! The place was quite busy but we were seated right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did the tour on a Friday night and it was good fun. Good level of information in a relaxed atmosphere. The tasting at the end was done well. I gather that in the past it used to be a free for all but now the tour guide has to do all the pours.

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Queensland, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and service with good beer and hearty meals. They truly are "generous to a fault". Thoroughly enjoyable after a brewery tour, and a good combined price as well! A must for overseas visitors (particularly Aussies who enjoy a beer!)

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved the character of the alehouse. had an ale and a bowl of hot soup with bread loaf. Very tasty and a great cosy setting to escape the cold chills of the day. Fireplace was lit and the whole interior warm. Clean toilets.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Typical NZ Pub food in a dressed up but characterful environment. Best to go with friends - not a place to meet people

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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

right next door to Speights - and after our tour (special price for that and meal) we headed in for a fabulous meal - both of us very pleased with our choice, free drink, and dessert all included in the special price - great choice!

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Devon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I really enjoyed the six sample tray of ales and lagers. The pub is just around the corner fromthe Dunedin Palm motel and reminded us of many Edwardian Ale houses. I would definitely reccomend a visit if you are staying in Dunedin. Great atmosphere and excellent brews!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Good range of well priced food The beer menu interesting providing technical aspects of the various beers. The wine list reasonable. Enjoyable

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Large noisy bar with alehouse decor and fair choice of dishes. Can cater for large parties without loosing sight of tables for two. Our ribs were thrown on top of a pile of chips and the whole smothered in a sweet sauce, which also tainted the salad so the whole meal had the same flavour. However by the time we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-471 9050

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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