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Speights Ale House

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Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
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245 Burnett Street, Ashburton, New Zealand
03 3085980
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Speight’s Ale Houses have become an intrinsic part of the history of...
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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just what we needed after a long days travel

Nothing outstanding about the meals we had just good wholesome food and a sensible cost. We were accommodated without a booking and received a warm welcome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
olthomas44
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Perth
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first visit to this restaurant and we were most impressed with the speed of the service and the standard of the food. All four of us chose something different and everyone enjoyed their meal immensely, no room for dessert unfortunately. The bread that we had for the starter was yummo and I would have no second thoughts about returning.

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Thank Sally B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite places to go. I enjoy sitting at the bar tables rather than the restaurant area. In winter time the fire place is going & its so cosy. Summer all the windows open up 2 the outside area & often they have live music playing. The chicken burger is my favourite on the menu.

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Thank Lisa B
Perth
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215 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing outstanding about the meals we had just good wholesome food and a sensible cost. We were accommodated without a booking and received a warm welcome.

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Thank olthomas44
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was cold my hot chocolate was gross and not hot it was more of a cold chocolate, it's sad really when maccers can do a better job then this. Learn to heat your food because this is not an okay place to dine

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Thank Conor H
Ashburton
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently good food and service from Mark and his team. Able to cater to special dietary requirements Anss has a good range of meals available. Can be a little noisy and drafty but that's the nature of the character building

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Thank KazaJAshburton
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was very busy and we had to wait about 10 minutes for a table but it was definitely worth it! Had the catch of the day which was very delicious but a bit more expensive than expected. Would definitely go back again

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Thank Daniel S
Brisbane, Australia
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155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We were driving around the block and saw the on-site parking and decided to stop for lunch. The young man who served us was very nice. Was very prompt with drink orders and explaining the specials. All our meals arrived promptly and were excellent. well worth a visit.

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Thank Orren K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Calamari were abominable (19 dollars), as regards the nuggets...Mc Donald's behind the corner do it better and is cheapest! The waitress was smily but the female manager at the till was very rude with us. I would not recommend this place.

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Thank Gilda H
Ashburton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Usually quite noisy in there but good food & drink overrides that! Fully recommend this place to anyone - Catch of the day wonderdful Never had a bad meal there at all! Staff seem willing to please at all times.

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Thank Christina H
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We're visiting from Wellington and we were very impressed with our visit here. We had excellent service, the staff were both friendly and efficient. There was a good selection on the menu to choose from. The mains were perfect, the desserts delicious and the portion sizes were very generous. Thoroughly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 Burnett Street, Ashburton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: 03 3085980

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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