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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, historic building

We enjoyed a pleasant dinner of good pub food on the outdoor terrace. The pub is in an historic warehouse building in the old waterfront part of Timaru. Pricey, but decent food and drink.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice experience in this brewery. you can see the history of the europeans bringing the beer to NZ. after the tour you can get some awesome beers!.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a fabulous meal at the Ale House tonight. We rang with short notice and were able to have a table of 11 booked. As soon as we sat down, staff offered the 6 children activity bags which kept them busy until their meals arrived. Mains arrived quickly after. Staff checked in and ensured our meals were fine and... More 

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Rangiora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Kids got colouring in packs pens etc great kids.menu adult menu has lots of choice .I had fish was nice batter well cooked with nice big hand cut chips with a good sized side salad. Kids make there own sundaes was so good. Highly recommend staff great and friendly . We will come again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to eat and dine with kids and big groups. Such a great friendly atmosphere. Excellent food and lovely staff.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Your typical Speights Ale house, with a good range of mid priced meals. Good beer selection. The serrvcie could be a little more attentive for groups sitting

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My baby and I (with pram) went to a seminar in the upstairs function room. Great early morning parking out the back - pay and display half the day then free on this Saturday . Help and service was offered upon me with the pram and keeping my wee girls meal etc . Awe sum service , food , mocha... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We enjoyed a pleasant dinner of good pub food on the outdoor terrace. The pub is in an historic warehouse building in the old waterfront part of Timaru. Pricey, but decent food and drink.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Last Saturday 23/5/2015 we decided to celebrate our mother's 80th birthday at Speights Ale House, i had travelled from Perth as did my sister, various family members came from Nelson - Invercargill. We had a wide range of ages of family. We had planned this with the staff at the venue, stating the amount of people (28) were informed we... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling through Timaru and locals should also eat there as well.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I have been to the speights alehouse in timaru many times and consider it to be consistently good. But since my last visit they have changed the menu and it was very disappointing. We started we the chicken wings very overpriced at $15 for 3 wings. Then for a main I got a lamb loin salad the lamb was so... More 

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Address: 2 George Street, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-686 6030
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Pub

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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

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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