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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
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (8 reviews)
“venison” (12 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
99 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook | Next to Wow Museum, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 492 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The Speights Ale house provides great seating indoor and out, with gas fires and patio heaters for outdoor comfort. Inside you can choose from booth or table seating, and the staff are always very friendly and accommodating.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Shana S
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Shana, Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate it. I am glad you found our team friendly and accommodating. They will be over the moon to hear. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Maxine

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had two dinners at the Speights Ale House in Nelson, our Motel proprieter rings and organises their courtesy coach to come and get us from the Motel and to drop us back later, we also received a discount through the Motel. Both dinners were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Runaway123
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, Wow! what a review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review, we really appreciate it. The team will be over the moon to hear for this amazing review! We hope to see you again when you are...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well where to start, good welcome, family friendly. When we took the order the waitress put the tray on the floor so she can handle the pen and the notebook, a bit overly disgusting. After she walk on top of the table with the shoes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FoodPorn32
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little out of the way but very nice dining experience. The place was clean with a good open feel, friendly staff and an earnest manager. Tv's were playing sports but with the sound off so wasn't noisy at all. (good mix of classic rock...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Scott M
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Scott, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! The team loved hearing your amazing comments. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Maxine

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a busy xmas evening with business party's going on ,but that was no excuse for the worst steaks we have ever had. Requested medium rare, got sinewy raw tough steaks. Both my partner and I had the same. Won't be back....

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank morgresearch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place in Wanaka to have dinner. We order a burger and fish and chips (blue cod), and both plates were really good. We tried the brownie as well and it was amazing! Would recommend it to friends and family.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank victb1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Normally a favourite spot to dine and have a drink, however not today.... popped in for lunch, only a few tables occupied when we got there. Order was taken quickly. Waited 45mins for food which came out after we questioned on of the multiple bar...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the canterbury lamb and cheesecake was yummy!!! Thanks Maddie and Ashley for your wonderful service!! Will definitely be back

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Keri567
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Keri, Wow, What a review... Maddie and Ashley are true treasures! They will be over the moon when they hear of this review. See you again soon. Kind regards, Maxine

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great atmosphere. The staff are so well managed and a friendly welcome. Food was delish. LOVE the gals here 🧡

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TaylaTrathen
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tayla! What a review, Thank you so much.. hope you had a great christmas and fab new year! See you soon Max

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here twice in December, once for a birthday dinner and once last night for a Xmas family dinner. Both times the food has been outstanding I had the salmon both times and a different dessert each time as the creme brûlée was sold...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mystiknz
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for your review, I am glad we were able to correct your meal :-) the salmon truly is delicous, We all hope to see you again soon. 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$23
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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