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Speight's Ale House Restaurant

) #13 of 125 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ , ,
99 Quarantine Road | Next to Wow Museum, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 7336
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
99 Quarantine Road | Next to Wow Museum, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 354 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy Friday night here. Service was excellent. Food came out in a timely manner. I had the pork belly and kumara mash. Was suburbMore

Thank Tracy D
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Tracy, Firstly Happy Birthday Madison!! Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, it is a such a pleasure to read. I am glad you enjoyed the Pork and Crackle dish, the kitchen will be over the moon to hear your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sarah from Speights Ale House Nelson provides amazing service. This has been the second I have bought the crispy chicken salad and it just gets better and better. Thank you for the awesome hospitality once again Speights Ale House 😊More

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

Hi there, Firstly thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review, Sarah truly is a wonderful member of our team, she is an amazing server but a truly just amazing person! I will definitely pass this review onto her, it will make...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there because it s close to the airport. The meal was good, I ordered a snapper. But surprisingly they use sausage as decoration in a fish plate! It was a long wait, and when I ask the wifi password, tue stuff said "the...More

Thank sharonnxbee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with some friends for dinner, rugby game was on so it was busy. All good until the TV ads came on... was a bit LOUD! Martha our waitress was excellent and deserved a gold star for putting up with up! Food was good.More

Thank L8163DFdebbiel
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi There, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, It is such a pleasure to read. I will most certainly pass this onto Martha, She will love to hear it. Thank you so much on your feedback with the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a group of friends for a friends birthday dinner and the food was nice. The staff were incredible especially Martha and Phill who were extremely helpful when it came to choosing our meals because everything on the menu looked so good.

Thank BellaSpiteri
alehousenelson, Owner at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your fabulous review, we have passed this on to both Martha & Phill and they were so stoked! Hope to you see back again soon. Many Thanks Laura

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just had a recent dinner at speights ale house Nelson celebrating my birthday and I must say they team there especially Martha our waitress went out of their way to see to it that I had a special night. Martha was so lovely and...More

Thank Jessica S
alehousenelson, Owner at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review Jessica, we have passed on your kind words to Martha who was so happy. We are so glad you had a fabulous Birthday with us! Hope to see you again soon. Laura

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Nice bar but nothing exciting or different. If you like speights this is obviously a good choice. Food is ok but a bit pricey for the quality, but portion size is good.More

Thank fifaplayer
alehousenelson, Owner at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for the review - although a little disappointing you thought we were just a typical bar. We pride ourselves on being different and going the extra mile with all our customers - we hope you will give us another chance to shine....More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

We ordered the "Brewers choice platter", which was very good value. definately couldn't finish it all between the 2 of us. we asked to have the leftovers as carryout which wasn't a problem. Nice friendly service.

Thank ElizabethLD
alehousenelson, Owner at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Elizabeth, thank you for your great review - we appreciate you taking the time. Glad you loved our Brewers Choice platter as much as we do, it sure if one of the favourites here! We hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards Laura

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Friendly wait staff and an excellent menu, from which we chose our delicious,well priced meals. Plenty of parking. This is a great place to catch up with friends for a relaxing long lunch.More

Thank Pikonini
alehousenelson, Owner at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! What a fabulous review - everything that we strive for here at Speight's Ale House Nelson. We cant thank you enough and glad you had a fabulous time with us! Hope you see you back here again soon. Good on ya mate Kindest Regards...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived to a welcoming smile and taken to or table. The service was quick and very good all night. The food variety is very good and all arrived at the table hot and certainly adequate in size, many of the girls didn't finish all...More

Thank Peter F
alehousenelson, Owner at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for dining with us at Speight's Ale House Nelson and your fabulous review - we loved reading your comments and have passed on to the team. Kindest Regards, Laura

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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$9 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Quarantine Road | 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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