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“Great place”

Speight's Ale House
Ranked #13 of 198 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $24
Cuisines: Gastropub, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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. With always plenty of entertainment , live sport and weekly specials keep your eye on our "What's on at The Ale House" to be sure not to miss out! Our popular upstairs area allows us to offer a private function area in which we are capable of catering for groups up to 75 people so whether it's a Birthday Party, Social Club gathering, or just a good old get together we can cater to your every need. Come on down and see what we are all about and start experiencing the Ale House way of Southern Hospitality! "Good on ya mate"
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had a family meal here to celebrate a birthday. The staff were excellent and the food was excellent. Good sized portions, all served together, had to wait a bit but that was ok.We'll use the Ale House again.

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Thank airbus0320
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I am from Christchurch and recently travelled to Nelson for a family holiday. After a long discussion with the children about restaurants we finally all agreed on the Speights Ale House. We all loved our meals and thought the staff were lovely and welcoming. Even our children were raving about it for weeks after so we will defiantly be making a return soon. Thankyou for a great evening.

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Thank Jess S
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This place is great and should really take a bow for their quality of food!! I've dined here several times and has always been of a very high standard and I hear this from a lot of other Nelsonians. My favourite is the 'Black Cherry Chicken' but the Fish they have on offer is delicious also! Highly recommended!!

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Thank lynnferg
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We just had a meal at the Speights Alehouse Nelson .. first visit to eat there, and we were really impressed.

The service was friendly and attentive. And the meals were excellent. Decent size and a quality we did not expect from a pub meal. So a very nice surprise and good value, we will definitely be back.

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Thank Pip H
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went to this restaurant again in mid-Aug hoping to have this amazing seafood platter again but were utterly disappointed. Firstly the price for the platter had gone up by $5 (new price is $55) which is not a mega deal on its own, secondly we found out that all the expensive items were gone (bluff oysters, salmon fish roe, fresh prawns), thirdly the dish overall is smaller than before. Imagine the let down we felt! We also ordered another platter but turned out that there were only a few pieces of salami, sausages, some cheeses and nuts and cost $50. Would hardly call this value-for-money, but we have only got ourselves to blame for not reading the menu properly. The manager must be having a laugh since someone would be stupid enough to choose such an item. We even had to order something extra to fill ourselves up. But the pasta portion was no where near what we had last time and the chicken was tasteless. We went there 3 weeks ago, how can standard slipped so much within such short period? Needless to say, we are very disappointed.

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