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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
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (6 reviews)
“venison” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
99 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook | Next to Wow Museum, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 447 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love the Speight’s Ale House. Great place to catch up with friends for a delicious lunch and cold brew. The staff are always helpful and friendly.

Thank 140nardiaa
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love this place. They support the community by hosting quiz nights. Our Nelson Youth Theatre Company (well, the Trust) just had one this week. It was so much fun! The staff are great the food and drinks are great, the MC/auctioneer Murray was great! Parking...More

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my partner and i went in for lunch had the nachos and loaded wedges was a good feed the waitress lani was an absolute delight very good at her job we shall return

Thank adhumphries
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, warm welcoming ambience and the food is brilliant. History orf Speights beer brewing is incredible and we definitley have this place on our radar for our next visit. Being close to the airport, WOW and Classic Car Museum is a great location to...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food; perfect serving size means you can have dessert too! Shanks were fall off the bone AMAZING and bannoffee sundae was delish too! Great service, food and atmosphere!More

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

Hi Steph, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! We are over the moon to hear you enojyed your shanks and the Banoffee sundae. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Quiz Night was a great success thanks to the hospitality of The Speights Ale House. All tables were pre-booked so it was a full house. The staff were very efficient and friendly. The Quiz Master was easy to work with and elaborated on all...More

Thank grugby10
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nelson Dog Training Club, Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review, Yes Murray and Wendy do an amazing Job. Thank you for thinking of us when holding your quiz night. We look forward to next year. Kind regards Max

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

bonoffie dessert turned out to be a sliced banana with caramel sauce, icecream and cream. ... i still cant work out why they just dont call it a caramel sundae¿¿¿¿ very slow service. but great coffee and atmosphere.More

Thank kiwiosmond
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I must say it was very disappointing to of hear of this review. I am very surprised to hear that you did not enjoy our Banoffee Sundae, as this is our most popular dessert we have had on our menu. The last time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the past 9 months I've been having lunch regularly at Speight's Ale House. The food is always great with even better service! This establishment is easily one of the friendliest if not the most friendly Bar/Restaurants in all of Nelson. The team are always...More

Thank Johnny F
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Johnny, What a review!!! thank you so much for taking the time to tell others of your experience here, It is a true pleasure having you dine with us most lunch times. See you soon Johnny, Cheers, Max

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a family lunch and had a lovely time. The food came out fast and was tasty, the coffee was delicious and the service was so friendly and professional. Thanks to our waitress Lani 😊More

Thank Rosaria F
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rosaria, Wow what a review, Thank you for taking the time to write this, Lani was absolutely stoke to have received this review. She works extremely hard and customer service is a real passion of hers, she is a great and valued member of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party ordered for lunch. After a very long wait, all means bar one were delivered. By the time the remaining meal was delivered all others in the party had finished their meals. Staff handled it very well, and the delayed meal was provided FOC,...More

Thank Scot_Traveller_2016
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Firstly, I must say we are very sorry and embarrassed. We did have a problem with the poaching pot for the eggs but that should never of effected you and your guest and we are truly sorry that it did. We have had...More

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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, Vegan 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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