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Speight’s Brewery

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Address: 200 Rattray St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Great factory tour -

A full on tour experience through the history of brewing, the old manufacturing plant and their brand new manufacturing plant. Our guide was an extremely knowledgeable man... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A full on tour experience through the history of brewing, the old manufacturing plant and their brand new manufacturing plant. Our guide was an extremely knowledgeable man, related with all guests on our tour and was very very funny. Generous tastings at the conclusion of the tour, capped off a great tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was excellent! No cap on beers at the end, got to try them all. The lady who ran the tour was great.

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R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery and the guide was great. We hope to see again one day soon. Cheers Chris Snow Speight's Brewery More 

Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are different tour schedules in the winters or summers, so do ensure you make your booking early. The tour guide is very detailed in the history and development of brewery in NZ. At the end of the tour, there is a free-flow tasting session of their signature beers.

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R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery. You are right it is certainly important to book to ensure a place on the tour. We hope to see you again one day soon. Cheers Chris Snow Speight's Brewery More 

Bribie Island, Australia
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241 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't need to be a beer drinker to appreciate the skill that goes into producing such a popular 'beverage', but it does add to the pleasure if you enjoy the 'odd one'. A terrific tour led by a charming man with a fiendish sense of humour, topped off with a delightful selection of Pilsener. The historical room with the... More 

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R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery and you found the guide charming. We hope to see you again one day soon. Cheers Chris Snow Speight's Brewery More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This fully functional brewery allows you a glimpse of years gone by, the exhibits are well set out and easy to follow. Don't miss the water tap outside from the brewery's fresh water spring where for a small donation (to a conservation project) you can fill up your water bottles.

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R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Gary and Lesley, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery. That is great you pointed out the water tap it is nearly a greater attraction than the Brewery itself. We hope to see you again one day soon. Cheers Chris Snow Speight's Brewery More 

Virginia Beach
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We entered the tour with perhaps a dozen others from around the globe. Our guide, a long-time Speight's employee, took great pride in telling us the history of the brewery, the family, and the surrounding community. In some parts of the tour it seemed much like a museum of brewery. We saw, for instance, several different fermentation tanks used over... More 

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R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Dennis, Thanks for taking time to provide feedback on the tour. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Brewery and acknowledged the passion our your guide. The team are all great with regards to this. We hope to see you again one day soon. Cheers Chris Snow Speight's Brewery More 

Wangaratta, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour, especially for beer lovers! Excellent history told by a passionate guide who told the Speights history very well. The 30 minutes in the bar to try different Speights products was well worth it. The tour is also good for kids and soft drinks a provided as well at the conclusion of the tour. Had a great time and... More 

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R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Dazza, Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your tour of the Brewery and the guide was good. Our team are certainly passionate about the Brewery and showing people around it. Thanks for recommending. Have a great day and we hope to see you again one day soon. Cheers Chris Snow Speight's Brewery More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great tour of a NZ icon, this well organised and led activity showcases some excellent history along with a great overview of the beer brewing process. Topped off with generous samples of the Speights range, I couldn't recommend a better use of a couple of hours. Cheers!

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R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking time to write a review. Glad to hear you had a good time here at Speight's Brewery. There is a lot of history over our 141 odd years and it is nice to be able to share this with our visitors. It is great that you think that there is no better way to spend... More 

Singleton, Australia
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great guide who knew everything about the history and future of the brewery. didn't get to see the working brewery but the older decommissioned area was just as interesting. Great value for money.

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R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery and the guide was great. We are lucky with the team and also the fact they business decided to leave the old Brewery in place purely for visitors to see. We hope to see you again one day soon.... More 

New Zealand
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a fabulous experience this was. Tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable about everything to do with the history of the brewery, answered all of our questions and kept the tour lively and full of fun. The tasting session afterwards was 'delicious' and the beer that I thought I actually didn't like (The Old Dark) was actually my... More 

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R1902HOchriss, Manager at Speight’s Brewery, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Speight's Brewery and the tour guide was awesome. All the team here do a great job and enjoy taking visitors around the Brewery. It is interesting what you say with regards to 5 Malt Old Dark. Some people's perception is that if... More 

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