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Speights Ale House

245 Burnett Street, Ashburton, New Zealand
03 3085980
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Ranked #6 of 22 Restaurants in Ashburton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: New Zealand, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Speight’s Ale Houses have become an intrinsic part of the history of Speight’s. Found within the historic brewery is the original Ale House, opened in 1999. The Speight's Ale House Ashburton breathed new life into the magnificent old bank building when it was transformed into an iconic Speight's Ale House.Enjoy the hearty menu, relaxed ambience and great range of Speight's on tap with your mates every day from 11 am.

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English first
Ashburton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is our favourite local restaurant! The black cherry chicken is my favourite! Big portion sizes and great tasting food!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Quick friendly service with deliciously yummy meals that where very pleasing to everyone.... would like to go on a less busy night to be able to appreciated the surrounds more.

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Sydney
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

It was noisy and friendly...all you would expect from an Ale House. I had the Speights Porter...a dark beer that tastes surprisingly light! It was noisy in there...so not great for conversation but the beer as cold, the food was plentiful and staff attentive.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have dined at Speight's several times. On the last three occasions, we've taken guests with us and all agree that the meals were very good, and the service, excellent. We've tried several different meals on the menu. The pork belly, rib-eye steak and other red meat options were cooked to perfection. Steak for one of us was medium (yummy)... More

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Timaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Met family from Christchurch and Timaru at this restaurant for a family birthday. Staff were so helpful I asked when booking could I bring our own Birthday cake no problem. Staff were so helpful hide the cake out the back kept chilled and when we were ready brought it out with candles lit ready to go. Also provided plates and... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The calamari was fantastic. Definitely recommended! Loved the schnitzel too and salad also. I wanted dessert but could not fit it in.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Very good service,Friendly and welcoming. Our meals were delivered quickly - good size. Good value for money.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We'd been here for an alfresco drink a few times so thought we'd try some lunch. Firstly, although there was only one other table dining the service was really really slow, the waitress herself was lovely we just got sporadic service. Food portions were huge! My partner opted for small ribs - I dread to think what large are like!... More

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Ashburton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I keep going back to Speights Ashburton because the staff are so friendly. They welcome me by name each time I enter there restaurant. Their menu is great and the portions are plentiful. It is pleasing to see families of all sizes and ages enjoying the atmosphere. It is a great place to meet up with the locals too. Speights... More

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Los Angeles, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Fun upscale pub-like atmosphere. The food is only okay but the portions huge. I had a chicken and brie sandwich,which was fine but nothing special . Hubby had a full plate of barbecue ribs (huge portions) but they were very greasy. We are spoiled having had some awesome ribs in the States (especially Memphis TN) and these did not compare.... More

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Additional Information about Speights Ale House

Address: 245 Burnett Street, Ashburton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 3085980
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
Cuisine: New Zealand, Brew Pub

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