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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Pub
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245 Burnett Street, Ashburton, New Zealand
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Ashburton, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came with a colleague for a drink and snack and was just delighted with the lady you looked after us. She was informative, kind and had a wonderful smile. She made sure we had everything we needed the entire time and when she finished her shift she let us know and introduced the waiter beginning his shift and told... More 

Thank georgiad596
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were really impressed by the fantastic service we received at this restaurant. From the moment we walked through the door we were really well looked after. Nothing was a bother and our meals were delicious as well 👍

1 Thank Jenny A
Perth, Australia
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138 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have avoided going to a Speights Ale House for 2 1/2 weeks on a travel... should have avoided this one for dinner. I am astounded how they can get the basics so wrong. The most appalling salad I have ever been served... looked like a leftover from lunch. I'm still stunned that they plated it up. Chicken was woeful.... More 

1 Thank Pomeroys
Ashburton, New Zealand
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every two months a couple of friends and I get together for a meal and a catch up. The meal is an important component of this outing and we have most recently preferred going to Speights Ale House in Ashburton. We can rely on good service, do not have to wait too long for our meals and they are always... More 

Thank Susan R
Ashburton, New Zealand
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

first thing we hav been here a few times before and hav been quite happy but this day was one to forget. I ordered rib eye steak with mushroom sauce $ 38.00 which was dear enough. wife had chicken parcels with roast veg. we waited . after 3/4 hour the waitress came and sai sorry she had forgotten our order.... More 

Thank porky460
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family dinner here with 14 people. The food was good size and came promptly considering how busy they were. I did think there pricing was a little on the high side and limited choices... It had been a few years since I was last here and it would not be on my most do list for next... More 

Thank Trish B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent value and surroundings. Good portions, good food, good value, good service. This would easily be my number 1 eating establishment in Ashburton. Good honest pub food at good honest prices.

Thank Seaun L
Ashburton, New Zealand
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please read the following carefully: 1. Arrive on an empty stomach. 2. Order your meal...if your keen, try from start to finish... 3. Receive your meal and enjoy it. But, be warned- it's delicious and it's huge. We started with garlic bread and it was garlic buttery yum. Then the Salmon and Beef which was mouth watering freshness on a... More 

Thank Darryl-Jo
Ashburton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absoluetly amazing food, service and atmosphere! Food is resonably prices and delicious. Staff are friendly and helpful. We have been back numerous times with the new owners and it is our 1st place to go when we want to eat out at a low cost. Would recommend the ribs and schitnzel. YUMMY YUMMY!!

Thank Taylor S
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again another fantastic meal at Speight's Ale House Ashburton. Very generous meals. Great customer service, even though all but 1 staff member were new since our last visit. Keep up that great work team! We felt like valued dinner's, unlike at Speight's Ale House Dunedin last weekend.

Thank Michelle B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $30
Bar, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?