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Speights Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was nice and relaxed for a pub style restaurant. The staff were very good at making sure I was treated well and we're helpful in choosing a nice beer with my meal . The food was hood old fashioned food and very tasty . Well done to the staff and the chef

Thank Lochy L
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant offers great food ..awesome atmosphere...friendly staff who go above and beyond and money wise ..well worth it 🍜🍛🍝🍽

Thank traceyr550
Timaru, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good varied menu both for lunch and dinner . Of course accompanied with a choice of approx 10 draught beers . Staff always friendly and hospitable .

Thank Topyid
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a quality delicious meal, look no further. Whether it is a light snack or three course meal we find Speights Ale House offers quality food every time. You wont be disappointed.

Thank Jade K
Timaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A family group of grandparents, parents and teenagers experienced a menu which catered to all tastes, fair prices, and a cosy, warm atmosphere. Staff were outstanding.

Thank Cara G
Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

service not very good children served after adults meals not worth what we paid for them waitress,s were standing around talking while we were waiting for dessert and drinks menus

Thank sheryle d
Timaru, New Zealand
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants. A quiet dinner for two on a cool Saturday night. Warm and cozy with excellent staff to look after the patrons. We both had one of the daily specials of lamb chops, potatoes, fresh beans & roars vegetables with a juc drizzled over the chops. Absolutely delicious. Awesome chocolate desert and fantastic coffee afterwards.

Thank Murray K
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic experience which encompassed great food, local history and friendly staff. We had a combination of starters to share accompanied by a few pints of the best ales. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Kerrilyn G
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

my husband and I were found a table at peak hour without a booking, recieved very good, friendly service and enjoyed a great meal. Would definitely go back!

Thank shaynetarnO
Wellington, New Zealand
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211 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Timaru for a family wedding and had dinner with friends at The Ale House, had never been before. Staff were welcoming and friendly, food selection was great, wait service was excellent. My husband and a friend had the Seafood Chowder which was absolutely lovely, I had a Gumbo which I really enjoyed, these were entree/starter size dishes... More 

Thank Janis W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-686 6030
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?