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The Speight's Ale House

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Newly renovated, The Greymouth Speight's Ale House has a new winter menu but with the same legendary selection of beers and wine. Open everyday from 11:30am, we have a cosy indoor fire and outdoor seating and we welcome you with good old fashioned Kiwi hospitality. Our food and beverage offerings celebrate the best of local fare, with the freshest and finest ingredients cooked with passion.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Gastropub, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just an hour in Greymouth and liked the exterior look of The Ale House. We were welcomed at the door, such a nice touch. The room was light and warmed with aircon and an open fire. The menu was extensive with the usual...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank JenniferW308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice site, good food (we ordered the steak sandwich, loaded wedges, and the burger special) well cooked, nice vibe. There was an error with our order but they were extremely apologetic and were quick to remedy it. If you're looking for a decent, well...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank UnionHomestead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t expect much & you won’t be disappointed. Service was average, some of the food was good but some was average, setting nice but a bit too cold, should have requested to move closer to fire instead of as far away as possible

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Sarahlou627
Reviewed June 4, 2019

There were six of us and we all great meals. The cheesecake was the best I have every had. Restaurant was lovely and clean and warm.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank HelenB4615
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

The warm inviting ambiance was obvious from the time we walked through the doors. Across the road from the railway station it’s easy to spot. The service was quick and attentive and the generous sized meals were great. Nice night thank you.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed May 18, 2019

My family are Thai so I was really surprised that they loved everything we ordered. The foods were flavourful, and we would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to our friends.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sirapob W
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

Whenever we visit not as touristy towns in NZ, I notice bits like the decor falling apart or cheaply prepared and overpriced food. SAHs are a great chain with reliably edible simple food. Hubby often gets a chicken Caesar salad and has probably had one...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TiffanyChch
Reviewed April 24, 2019

The Speight's Ale House is an excellent place to try the New Zealand traditional type of cuisine. The lamb cutlet was copious and very tasty, not to mention the Pavlova meringue cream and fruit dessert which was more than delicious. The morning breakfast was equally...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Iolanda A
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

On the whole a disappointing experience which has taught us to do our research first. Clearly the reviews aren't making a difference. On the whole the staff were unfriendly, the wait was long (almost an hour) and the food expensive for very average fare. We...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank cobberton
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant was cold and food took almost an hour to arrive. A couple we talked to on the way out had to wait more than an hour and a half. The food was okay but not worth the prices charged.

Date of visit: April 2019
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