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Speight's Ale House

$$ - $$$, ,
99 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook | Next to Wow Museum, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 7336
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (12 reviews)
“nachos” (6 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
99 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook | Next to Wow Museum, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 475 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much to Nelson's Speight's Ale House for hosting a great evening for our Perinatal Support Nelson's Fundraising Quiz Night. I was so aware of how supportive the staff were to our cause and making sure that the evening ran smoothly and that...More

Thank PndsnN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere and nice food comfortable surroundings and nice staff. Can be busy but if you can get a table it is worth visiting. Good variety of food for different tastes

Thank joannemI1285PG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held a fundraising quiz at Speights Ale House for our charity. It was a full house and we had great support from Glen and the team on the night. The Chicken Salad and the dessert sharing plate are delicious!

Thank chelsearouthan
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chelsea, Thank you so much for your wonderful words and we are glad it was a successful night for you. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Max

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great friendly staff,helpful and attentive. The food is always great with decent variety and man sized servings. The establishment has a great atmosphere,and is always welcoming,whether out for a meal,enjoying their famous quiz nights,or meeting up with motorcycle club friends on a Saturday morning. It...More

Thank Ash W
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ash, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review, we really appreciate it and all the wonderful things you have said. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Max

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drive past the Ale probably 3-4 times a week going to mitre 10. And finally after a busy day decided to get some dinner with the family, Able to sit outside in the sun or inside once the sun goes down, Nice seating areas on...More

Thank rubovski88
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! I am glad you enjoyed your meals. I love the pork and crackle myself. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Max

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us ladies were allocated a lovely quiet alcove, as requested, very happy with that. We managed to chat for three hours! Our meals (venison, nachos, pork and crackling and fish and chips) were all VG. We also had brownies and banofee sundae which...More

Thank LoisMM
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lois, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it. We all hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Max

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large meals, and staff were really nice too. Our party had steaks, burgers, salmon and pasta, all were really good. The meals are large and we had no room for dessert unfortunately.

Thank Jonti123
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jonti, Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. We hope to see you again soon maybe for dessert. Cheers, Max

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Informal casual dining in a friendly relaxed pub atmosphere. No fuss and family friendly, convenient proximity to grab a drink while awaiting your flight from Nelson airport.

Thank Simone H
alehousenelson, General Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Simone, Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Max

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great buzz and atmosphere here, and the service is good. For the most part the food is above average but overpriced if you compare to other top restaurants in Nelson. All 4 at our table enjoyed our selections, and we also had dessert, this was...More

Thank MartinCamilleri
alehousenelson, General Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Martin, I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and thought our service was good. I am disappointed to hear you did not enjoy our sticky date pudding, I am sorry you did not enjoy it as most of our customers rave about the fish!...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to dine etc. Food was just awesome. Service was great with friedly helpful staff. Very tidy and clean...would go back anytime. Proud to share this experience with others.

Thank tedebear2017
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. We really appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Maxine

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woodstews
7 January 2016|
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Response from alehousenelson | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for the message. I can assure you they are hygienic and of a very high standard which meets all Food Safety requirements. Hope you enjoyed you meal with us. Kind regards, Gareth Caldwell Owner / Operator
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woodstews
7 January 2016|
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Response from alehousenelson | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for the message. I can assure you they are hygienic and of a very high standard which meets all Food Safety requirements. Hope you enjoyed you meal with us. Kind regards, Gareth Caldwell Owner... More
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Roger1066
26 December 2015|
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Response from alehousenelson | Property representative |
Hi Roger, Our pints are start from $7.90 for our mainstream beer, with Craft beer and cider $8.20. Cheers Gareth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook | Next to Wow Museum, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 7336
  • E-mail
Description
Situated on Quarantine Rd opposite Mitre 10 Mega and the WOW Museum we are proud to be the 17th Speight's Ale House across the country and the very first of the new look Ale House! Whether its good hearty portions of southern style food or Speight's exclusive range of award winning tap beer and extensive wine list this is the place to cater for all. With space for over 250 patrons in one of our many areas of the Restaurant , Bar or sun drenched Garden Bar there is always a spot for everyone. The Speight's Ale House brings strong traditions of legendary southern hospitality and you'll find the owner operator Gareth Caldwell and his great crew of staff live and breath by these age old values. With always plenty of entertainment , live sport and weekly specials keep your eye on our "What's on at The Ale House" to be sure not to miss out! Our popular upstairs area allows us to offer a private function area in which we are capable of catering for groups up to 75 people so whether it's a Birthday Party, Social Club gathering, or just a good old get together we can cater to your every need. Come on down and see what we are all about and start experiencing the Ale House way of Southern Hospitality! "Good on ya mate"
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