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Speight's Ale House

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99 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook | Next to Wow Museum, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 7336
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (10 reviews)
“chicken salad” (6 reviews)
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All hours
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 391 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great casual Sunday evening dinner. We were a table of 6 and everyone agreed food was of a high bistro standard with excellent service.

Thank GRL1951
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on a weekday night. It was not busy. No one else was at the bar waiting to be served. I waited ages while a group of 5 staff were talking at the end of the bar. The staff are all very young. Not even...More

Thank Bob6447
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us ladies enjoyed a very memorable night out. Service was VG right from the start. Were told there was a 35 min wait on food and that's exactly how long it was. No problem. All food was excellent- pasta, beef wellington, steak, calamari,...More

Thank LoisMM
Reviewed 1 week ago

8 January was our third visit to Nelson Ale House in the last 8 months, but our first time with young kids in tow. Staff were very friendly and accommodating and we dined very comfortably with our kids. Right from the start when we rang...More

Thank Hannah_C368
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A casual meal with extended family. Were advised that they were busy and meals would be 40 minutes. After 20 minutes we were served complimentary bread and dips will we waited. Meals arrived in the 40 minutes and were excellent. The venison was fabulous as...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff and service, however the food most certainly not up to usual standard. I always ordered the chicken salad for lunch, however last two times the chicken has been dry, and last time a couple of pieces were burnt on one side. The waitress...More

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to Speight ale house for Xmas eve upon arrival we were happy and laughing only to have it turned around by a unhappy staff member who didn't appreciate us being happy so that ruin our night from the start We wanted...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ale House was great about a year ago, but we left disappointed three times in the past two months. "Blue and Gold" changed from an excellently cooked fish to a cheap fish&chips experience that you can get for a fraction of the price anywhere...More

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

Hi Kiwischnitzel, We do understand that everyone has a different taste as we have had many great comments on both the dishes that you sadly did not enjoy. Just to clear a few things up - The Blue & Gold Meal hasn't changed at all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience started off well as we took advantage of the courtesy van to collect a group of us (responsible hosts!). Great vibe, delicious food, excellent cocktails and attentive service! Big shout out to Emma and Phill who ensured we had a great evening. Thank...More

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

Hi Stephanie, Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review. Phil and Emma are just amazing. We are over the moon to hear you enjoyed you time with us! We hope to see you again soon. Have a safe...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great Xmas Function location. Attentive staff. We were a big group and the advised other diners to order early so not to be held up by us. Great communication. Nice laid back atmosphere.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it! We are over the moon to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, 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$24
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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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