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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dined here on a Saturday night .My husband and I both ordered the Chatto Creek Lamb which we enjoyed verymuch the Lamb was very succulent and was a very tasty dish. It was a very busy evening with the All Blacks v Ireland playing on...the big screens. My husband and I were so impressed with the staff that were floating around making sure that all diners were attended to with calmness and were very polite. We had a young lady called Mikaela who was exceptional checking on us but not being obtrusive. Great job!! Overall a very pleasant dining experience, with excellent service and food. Will definitely be back again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

Way too long to wait between starters and main, then again between main and dessert Ordered Blue cod it stunk and tasted disgusting it was rotten, the waitress came back and said the cook said it was fresh in today, (emmmm it’s Anzac Day) however...did give us free dessert and chipsMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Justin C, Owner at The Speight's Ale House, Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2022

Good morning xtr194552 Thank you for the review of your visit with us, even though it is disappointing to read You have my apologies You are correct that we never got a delivery on ANZAC Day, but I checked with the kitchen after you left,...More

Reviewed 25 April 2022 via mobile

Good service, cool vibe on this busy Sunday evening but the meals were pretty budget for the price!! The chicken portion was very small for $30.50!! (Swapped out the mash for coleslaw). The boys burgers were as on the menu but no effort put into...them, its pretty easy to make a great burger. My daughter said her fish & chips were EXTREMELY salty & we are a salt loving family. Appreciated the voucher in the entertainment book.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Justin C, Owner at The Speight's Ale House, Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2022

Hi Mummaand Co Thank you for sharing your visit with us I am sorry that aspects of your meal weren't to your liking I will discuss with my Head Chef this week If you would like to discuss further, you can find me at manager@alehousepetone.co.nz...More

Reviewed 27 November 2021

Went there last weekend and got the beef/bacon burger. I have to say it was pretty average. The meat pattie was dry and seemed to have been in the warmer for quite some time. No greens in the burger at all and to be honest...I left feeling a bit blah.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Justin C, Owner at The Speight's Ale House, Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2021

Hi 931simone Thank you for the review, although it is disappointing to see the 2 Bubbles... I am sorry that you found the pattie dry, and I will remind the Kitchen team to watch their cooking times - our patties are cooked from raw and...More

Reviewed 17 November 2021

Went to Speights Ale House Petone last night for dinner & I highly recommend our waitress Billie was excellent & our meals were excellent. 13 out if 10

Date of visit: November 2021
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Justin C, Owner at The Speight's Ale House, Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2021

Hi LuluReka Great to see the 5 Bubbles - thank you I will be sure to pass your comments on to Billie, and the kitchen team Have a wonderful and save festive season! Kind regards Justin

Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

I find this venue exceptionally noisy. Hard for those with hearing aids to stay comfortably. I, however, don't need hearing aids. It is noisy but the food and service are well worth a visit. One of my favourite places to eat in Petone. There is...no better time to go as it is always packed. Would definitely book ahead for larger partiesMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Justin C, Owner at The Speight's Ale House, Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2021

Good afternoon Muritai57 Thank you for the 5 Bubbles...great to see! And I will make sure to pass your comments on to the girls and guys I am aware that the volume of conversation can climb, and we are currently looking at options to help...More

Reviewed 28 March 2021

As usual the Speights Ale House provided a wonderful meal in a relaxed, friendly environment. The staff treated you like long lost friends and were very helpful. Very efficient service in a lovely clean restaurant/bar.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Justin C, Owner at The Speight's Ale House, Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2021

Hi Vacationer819797 Thank you for the 5 Bubbles and comments I will make sure to pass your comments on to my team! Happy Easter! Kind regards Justin

Reviewed 10 December 2020

Hi, I have been going to spieghts ale for a number of years now and have even had a private function up stairs,all which have been excellent. Until our experience on Tuesday 8the December 2020. We had a(Pac of 10). We sat down ordered our...drinks and Bread,all was good, Then OOPS the mains come out.The child's meal and two burgers were great,My wife had the chicken bites as a main they were over cooked dark brown and hard and dry. My self I had lamb shanks, the shank was hard and on the outside the rest was ok, the mash was plain, could have had kumera mashed with it. 4 people had ribs they all said the sauce was thick and to much had to scrape it off, also said the coleslaw was like eating a fork dressing with cabbage etc stuck to it.1 person had calamari was to tough and rubbery and her salad the same as was said about the coleslaw. All 1pac ordered the chicken parcel to b told there were none, at 7.00pm come on. Needless to say on that experience I would not recommend any one visit for a meal and I certainly would not return until I have heard there has been a change the kitchen, and that the meals are back to what they use to be like.Over priced for what we received. Regards Murray YMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Justin C, Owner at The Speight's Ale House, Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2021

Hi Murray Thank you for the feedback, and apologies for the delay in replying If you would like to discuss please feel free to contact me at manager@alehousepetone.co.nz or on 04 5866266 Kindest regards Justin

Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

Haven’t been here for over a year. Use to be one of my favourites in Petone. Won’t be back. Stopped in for dinner last night. Treated like a second class diner by bar staff. Wattress was really arrogant. Service slow and food terrible. Ordered the...lambs fry. More mash then lambs fry.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Justin C, Owner at The Speight's Ale House, Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2021

Hi Maoricyclist Thank you for your review - and sorry for the delayed response, but your feedback is appreciated If you would like to discuss further please contact me at manager@alehousepetone.co.nz or on 04 5866266 Kind regards Justin

Reviewed 24 November 2020 via mobile

We came for a beer and burger - should have gone somewhere else. I had the beef burger and my wife the chicken. Sadly the food was stale, fatty and had obviously sat for too long as the bottom burger bun was soggy. To make...matters worse $24 and all we had on the plate was a serving of fries and the burger. No class here! Fortunately the beer was great.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Justin C, Owner at The Speight's Ale House, Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2021

Hi Michael H Thank you for your review, and apologies for the delay in responding If you would like to discuss further please contact me at manager@alehousepetone.co.nz or on 04 5866266 Cheers Justin

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The Speight's Ale House, Petone is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4