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Speights Ale House

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2 George Street, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Enjoy the award winning Speight's Ale House in Timaru. We have an the...
Enjoy the award winning Speight's Ale House in Timaru. We have an the immense outdoor courtyard, great southern food and hospitality.
Try some of local cuisine, from small/shared plates to larger meals. Private dining rooms available.
Come and experience the best in Timaru!
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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
Great to be at this eatery

I really want to thank the speights ale team where me and my partner enjoyed our great meal with great service.. The quantity and quality were perfect and same time ambience was excellent to be there.Enjoyed everything including starters, mains, drinks and even the condiments and moreover they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really want to thank the speights ale team where me and my partner enjoyed our great meal with great service.. The quantity and quality were perfect and same time ambience was excellent to be there.Enjoyed everything including starters, mains, drinks and even the condiments and moreover they served us with smile all the time which is hard to see... More 

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Thank Girl_rocks
Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and I had a lunch meal here and we were very happy with the service, the timeframe and the food. We sat outside under the umbrella as it was a beautiful day.

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Thank Raewyn G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With friends we had a lovely night sitting outside dinning with a lovely waitress had a most relaxed time the meal was the best, i had salmon the others were pleased with there meals as well it was so nice i gave in and had dessert a treat of the night, thanks to the team at the speights :)

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Thank B1601WAlindam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent, friendly service and really good food. Would definitely go again as made a great impression.

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Thank C Q
timaru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy place to meet for drinks and a meal. Food is served quickly and efficiently and is reasonably priced. There is a good selection but it is pub food so don't expect to linger over gastronomical delights! Service is friendly and they have a few different places to eat (upstairs, outside, in the bar area) so can usually accommodate whatever... More 

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Thank TimaruKen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often eat here on our trip north the Christchurch. Usually when we stay at the Top Ten. Lots of choice, usually busy, pays to book if you want to be sure, not matter what day of the week. We have been caught out and turned away because we did not book.

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Thank Robin W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal at the Ale House . Everyone loved the breads and the main courses were excellent. Even though the deserts were lovely tasting we found that two of the three were not value for money. Even though the pannacotta and chocolate torte were lovely they were downright mean.

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Thank Sally L
Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our motel recommended we have dinner at the Ale House and made our reservation. It's a nice place in a converted warehouse, young, energetic staff, all very welcoming. We were tired and hungry from a long day's drive and wanted 'comfort food' rather than fast, greasy food. The menu's good but on the pricey side. We settled for an appi... More 

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Thank amigadelmondo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as soon as you enter, the first thing you think is how well they manage to recycle that place.. its an old building, you can notice for the thick brick walls, but everything inside is clean and tidy, not a big place but you can still move around easily.. the service was fast and the waiters are really nice, they... More 

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Thank Guillermo D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to go for family meals, the perfect steak every time. And as the title suggests plenty of Speights on tap.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 George Street, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-686 6030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

Description

Enjoy the award winning Speight's Ale House in Timaru. We have an the immense outdoor courtyard, great southern food and hospitality.
Try some of local cuisine, from small/shared plates to larger meals. Private dining rooms available.
Come and experience the best in Timaru!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?