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Speights Ale House

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Bar, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Pub
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245 Burnett Street, Ashburton, New Zealand
6433085980
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Speights for dinner with my daughter and her friend - all three meals were not that good, the friend ordered sausages potatoes and peas from the kids menus - we received deep fried sausages, chips and peas which some were hard, some were dry. My daughter ordered the nachos, the mince hadn't been mixed that well so it... More 

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Thank Pennie L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There aren't many places usually open in the late afternoons so we were thankful to have found this place. We actually were in methven looking for food but did not find any good places so we came to Ashburton instead. This place did not disappoint us as we were served with piping hot and tasty food.

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Thank Sheila E
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been here in a long time and it didn't take long for us to remember why. First up- the menu, boring, almost the same as it was 4 or so years ago and not the same as advertised on website, which is a real shame because the one thing I was looking forward to wasn't there. Next customer... More 

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1 Thank teampink
Ashburton, New Zealand
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Speights has new owners and there certainly is a great improvement with the meals. Beautifully presented and very tasty. Well worth a visit if you haven't been for a while. Will definitely go back soon.

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Thank Jo P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We called in on our way back from Tekapo to Christchurch. Very accomodating, sorted a table even though they were booked out for dinner. Excellent quick service and meals, which was great for tired hungry children! Great staff and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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2 Thank Maree K
Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We have just tries the Ale House in Ashburton for the first time since the new owners took over. We were greeted by very friendly and polite staff who found us a table straight away although we had no booking. The staff were attentive, the food was excellent and the value was first class. Recommended to all.

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Thank UKNZlady
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I went out with a group of girlfriends and we had a great night! New owners and the staff were brilliant! Great selection of food. I had the seafood chowder which was really filling. The Thai salad looked fantastic ! I finished off with a creme brulee which was to die for. Thanks Speights Ashburton !

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Thank naomi544
Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Great ribs had by 3 of us, not a hard dish to make, but a hard dish to get them to fall off the bone, then melt in my mouth.

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Thank davidI1637OU
Ashburton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Fresh well presented and delicious menu. Nice surroundings for small, medium or large groups of people. Bar facilities available. Under new ownership very soon by well respected foodies at the helm.

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Thank Brenda L
Ashburton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were there Saturday night, walked in, seated by pleasant staff, orders taken and meals served promptly. Generous sized meals although I had spare ribs and they were served with just fries under them. Not so colourful or healthy I didn't think. Acoustics not so good when a lot of people there, wooden floor I think makes it sound noisy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $29
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Burnett Street, Ashburton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: 6433085980
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.

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