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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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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We enjoyed the ambience of this Ale House. It is friendly - patrons chat from table to table about their holiday adventures. The burger was huge and very tasty and the seafood chowder was delicious. Staff efficient, courteous and friendly. Ate there two years ago...More

Thank bruces230
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We went here with a First Table reservation for dinner. Such great value for money. We had the ribs and shanks and both were massive meals. Tasty but nothing spectacular. Service was good, nice and friendly.

Thank JessG1536
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Outstanding Best bangers and mash and awesome potato wedges that were actually roast potatoes- yummy!!! Cosy warm atmosphere. Unfortunately there were noisy toddlers in there in the evening but hey, that’s life :)

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We were happy to find this pub among Queenstown’s high price restaurants. The beer flight wasn’t amazing, but the bangers and mash with locally made sausages, onion gravy, and homemade bread eaten in front of the fireplace was grand.

Thank Tim_AZ342
Reviewed 7 May 2018

My partner and I arrived on Sunday welll before 6pm and half the tables were full. The rest filled quickly before 7pm. The atmosphere is somewhat pub like in an interesting old building. We shared one $20 entree and got a variety of meats and...More

1  Thank NZer75
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Very friendly staff, lovely food and delightful ale. A bit noisy and cramped and prices obviously reflect the tourist atmosphere of Queenstown.

1  Thank BikeyMikey
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We ate at Speight's Ale House tonight and were very pleased with our meals. The atmosphere is great, the staff friendly and the meals extremely good. We started with drinks in front of the roaring fire and then had our meals. The dining area is...More

1  Thank Benaroon
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the Speight’s Ale House in Queenstown for lunch and it was the best meal we had during our four day stay. The lamb shank was excellent as was the steak pie. Chocolate cake topped it off. The beer selection was explained to us...More

Thank davemH7760ZY
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I enjoyed my time here. Bar staff had good knowledge of the beers available on tap and helped me select one I'd like. We ordered a meal and it was top notch. Very enjoyable evening here.

1  Thank Kath M
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Came here with a group on our Ramblers tour of NZ. There is a good choice of beers and they do a good draught cider. Both had Lemon sole with caper sauce, green beans and bacon with potatoes and I had a Ice cream sundae....More

1  Thank Dennis P
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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