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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$, ,
Stanley, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
+64 3-441 3065
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (38 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (18 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Stanley, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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21 - 30 of 734 reviews

Reviewed 23 July 2018

We booked a table online the same afternoon and arrived early and were shown to our table in a cosy corner of the restaurant. The menu is great with lots of choices, especially for our vegetarian daughter who quite often ends up with chips. She...More

Thank Janine G
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Located in the centre of town, we stumbled upon this place by accident and I’m glad we did. When we arrived there were a few reserved tables, a good indication that it was quite a popular place for dinner. And it did not disappoint! We...More

Thank gabski_polka
Reviewed 14 July 2018

My husband & I had been walking around Queenstown for about 2 to 3 hours when we saw Speights Ale House....just begging us to join them for a relaxing beer. Great staff and surroundings.

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed when we arrived and were told we couldn’t sit at a certain table as it was booked for an hour later - and they never turned up. They don’t have liver and bacon on the menu anymore. Food was typical pub food....More

Thank Deessert
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Day out with hubby was made even better with a visit here for lunch. Great atmosphere,friendly staff nice food.

Thank sheryll858
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and cheap! Make sure you stop by here- great service and you will leave satisfied. Must visit

Thank Kyle D
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious, staff were friendly and attentive, pub was lovely and warm with a few wood fires on the go. Highly recommend for a hearty delicious meal. Prebook your table to ensure you get a spot in the dining area. Otherwise there are...More

Thank nickyblonde
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Nothing better on a cold night to have a delicious dinner by a toasty fire!. My lamb shanks were amazing, burger & fish yummy. Serves very generous & very reasonably priced for Queenstown!. Sevice by Louise was excellent..despite being busy food & service prompt. Choc...More

Thank sheilariser
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

What a gem! We walked past Speights earlier in the day and saw the lunch special advertised at $15. We were quickly seated, fabulous down to earth friendly genuine hospitality. We enjoyed our meals (steak and ribs) practically licking the plates clean. Great selection of...More

Thank NatashaS1180
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Speights Alehouse is modern gourmet pub food for the discerning customer. We were drawn in by the lunch specials and the tantalising menu. They offer information about providence, where the lamb came from, how the fish was caught, sustainable farming, gate to plate produce. And...More

Thank misshazeyeyed
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13 August 2017|
Response from graemesmith10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, don't need to know about this venue, I have had several ales there along with one of the best seafood chowders since I was in Ireland. I also had a few ales and steaks across the road at the old Courthouse Hotel April... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stanley, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 3065
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