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Speight's Ale House

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Situated on Quarantine Rd opposite Mitre 10 Mega and the WOW Museum we are proud to be the 17th Speight's Ale House across the country and the very first of the new look Ale House! Whether its good hearty portions of southern style food or Speight's exclusive range of award winning tap beer and extensive wine list this is the place to cater for all. With space for over 250 patrons in one of our many areas of the Restaurant , Bar or sun drenched Garden Bar there is always a spot for everyone. The Speight's Ale House brings strong traditions of legendary southern hospitality and you'll find the owner operator Gareth Caldwell and his great crew of staff live and breath by these age old values.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, 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 4 days ago

It was a Sunday lunch we were after, it was not that busy but we had a long wait for our food. When my steak sandwich arrived, the meal was only luke warm. The other people at our table had deserts - sticky date pudding...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank VickiBrooklyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a delicious calamari salad,Great drinks and best service from Holly. Will be back again soon! xx

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank daynamaree333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two couples, each shared a serving of fish & chips. Always a very generous serving and as usual we all found it very satiating for each couple. Friendly service and an okay wine & beer list.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank neilcS1420VQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the first time we have been here, but our visit this time stood out for two reasons, firstly our group of 4, all really enjoyed our meals and desserts, the menu is varied, as is the drink selections, there is a separate dining area...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank MartinCamilleri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my grandchildren out for dinner here. The kids liked their food ( age 10 and 5) although the wait for the food was a long one. Luckily I took puzzles for them, to fill in the time. My Pork and Crackling dish was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Bopeep80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food and lots of it on the plate. Great selection on the menu. Staff very friendly. However, the one little down side was the slow service from the kitchen. This was the only thing that stopped me giving five stars.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank silverhead2016
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Have been here a few times. Really enjoy the food, the platters are a good way to go if you want to feed more people cheaper. Service was a little slow for drinks. Good food though :)

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank aarae97
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Rang and pre orederd my meal, Shania was very helpful with explaining the food to me over the phone, my meal was ready when i got there and very delicious, i will be back.

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Homer224
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Hi There, Wow what a review... Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Shania is just amazing she is a very valued member of our team. She is great :-) We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Maxine

Reviewed May 1, 2019

In Nelson for a family reunion weekend. Our large group were situated upstairs & we were impressed with the wait staff up & down with our orders all evening.\ Rather noisy of course & difficult to converse. My bangers & mash & the wife's blue...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank LesH400
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Hi Les, I am glad you all had a good time.. The bangers and mash is a personal favourite of mine and I am glad you enjoyed them. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Max

Reviewed April 29, 2019

We came here for dinner, not realising it was quiz night, so pretty busy in there and no tables available only outside area available not really ideal for the young ones (too cold) but luckily an awesome staff member/waitress (Maddy) so helpful got us a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank rioanetoalima
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Hi there, Wow what a review. thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. Maddie is such a gem, She is just so lovely and a pleasure to work with. She was over the moon to hear of this review. Thank you....More

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woodstews
January 6, 2016|
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Response from alehousenelson | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for the message. I can assure you they are hygienic and of a very high standard which meets all Food Safety requirements. Hope you enjoyed you meal with us. Kind regards, Gareth Caldwell Owner / Operator
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woodstews
January 6, 2016|
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Response from alehousenelson | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for the message. I can assure you they are hygienic and of a very high standard which meets all Food Safety requirements. Hope you enjoyed you meal with us. Kind regards, Gareth Caldwell Owner... More
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Roger1066
December 25, 2015|
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Response from alehousenelson | Property representative |
Hi Roger, Our pints are start from $7.90 for our mainstream beer, with Craft beer and cider $8.20. Cheers Gareth
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