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Speight's Ale House Palmerston North


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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US$10 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappointed with the meals at Speights Alehouse. They even give out vouchers during the year to get a free meal. Lovely atmosphere very rarely disappointed other than customer service can sometimes lack but not often.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brendawW6564VK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pre ordered our meals for us to come out on arrival. We arrived and had a drink and then the food was ready. Beautiful food. Lovely company. Thanks guys!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mandys466
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Came in for a coffee and the 3 girls working there very rude not saying for much at all looking at us up and down!! ordering 3 coffees and where the worst I have ever had we chucked them out saying thank you when she...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Expedition759997
BerniceAdlam, Owner at Speight's Ale House Palmerston North, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Dear Expedition 759997 Clearly this is not the level of service we expect from our staff and we would like to review your complaint further. Could you please contact us be email on admin@sahpn.co.nz so that we can reviewit further. Thank you Bernice Owner

Reviewed 29 December 2018

Just out shopping for the day and decided to call in here and have lunch. Always a nice place to have a meal. Good food at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pauapatty
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic service- responsive and proactive. Bar platter was generous and tasty. Great range of beverages available. Ample car parking adjacent. Vibrant atmosphere with sports viewing available for interest.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jadedog
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Am a regular visitor to Speights. Find the staff very friendly and welcoming. Food is always good and comes out fast.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danieljF1617ZQ
Reviewed 1 December 2018

The restaurant offers a good menu selection which is well supported by a good beverage selection. The food was well cooked and well presented. Service levels were poor: unsmiling and inattentive staff

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lee S
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Was a nice big place with lots of space well set up. Pretty good service Serves drinks but to me the food was not worth the price for people on medioccur pay this us to expensive. Good place for business lunches and dinners. Good for...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lindagarrood
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Have been here a few times but haven’t been back for awhile due to living out of town. Good service staff were attentive and friendly. Menu has a good range and reasonably priced, the food was great and yum had crumbed Camembert for entree can’t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PriscillaS1413
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing, such a well thought through mix of flavours. Was well worth the wait. Service was pretty average though. Most of the wait staff looked like they didn’t want to be there, had very sour expressions and looked like they were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank haysb812
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