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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 8 April 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner, the food was amazing and service great too. The pub also played the rugby which was a bonus.

1  Thank W6022SZcatherinem
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Just make sure that you really are hungry when you turn up here.The meals are bloody huge.The service is excellent and as always their beers are great.

1  Thank brianjohnglover
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Traditional Speights Ale House with excellent service tasty food and great beer. Unfortunately, for myself no Porter available. Nice outdoor seating area

1  Thank DavidGA986
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We sat outside & was so relaxing. Staff were very friendly & food was delicious. We had the Lamb shank & the Squid, which were both fantastic. The meat fell off the bone with the lamb shank & would definitely eat here again.

Thank chriss552016
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Being close to our hotel, we thought we would give Speights Ale house a try. We have been to the franchise in Auckland which is pretty good but the one in Queenstown was so much better. The decor is perfect, service was 1st class and...More

1  Thank Spencer C
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Didn't order any more than a pint and some chips but that was enough to keep us chatting at this great place. Outside seating is comfortable and well-spaced, and the music theme changes as the night progresses, which I thought was a nice touch. Great...More

Thank AdrianT-NZ
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Very good pub grub/meals and drinks Service was good and the prices seemed reasonable. Would certainly recommend it

Thank Smudger160
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I hadn't been back to the Ale house for 12 years, We stopped for a nostalgic drink and a break. As it happened I met my cousin I hadn't seen for years, what are the chances of travelling to another island to meet your cousin...More

Thank Crete_Ohope
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Always visit Speights Ale House when in Queenstown and have never been disappointed. Good beers and quality food at reasonable prices. My meal of Riverton Ribs was very generous and the meat was melt in the mouth tender. The Blue Cod meal was also generous...More

Thank WhereU2
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We had a fine dinner of sausages and mash and the chicken in filo pastry with cream cheese and peaches was YUMMY! Great craft beers and ample selection of area wines like the Roaring Meg aromatic. Outside seating and inside area too with separate bar...More

Thank TripTalkHawaii
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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