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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • 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, Annesbrook | Next to Wow Museum, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 433 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

We visited on a busy Saturday night. This is a family style restaurant and there were several group bookings / parties underway. Thankfully the waitress was able to tale our order reasonably quickly. We shared the calamari entree and after an appropriate wait I had...More

Thank LandN449
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Haven’t been in a while, decided to return again last night for a good steak. Had the breads & dips which were really yummy as an entree! Was disappointed to have our mains bought out straight afterwards tho, we had barely finished the breads &...More

Thank no1pokachic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently decided to try speights ale house out for a dinner with my family to celebrate our uncles 80th birthday. He is quite hard to please as the grand wizard of nelson/tasman area but everything was absolutely amazing and our serviceman phill was outstanding, very...More

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

Hi there, Thank yo for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Phil was over the moon to have read this review. We all hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Maxine

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Family and I dine here on a regular basis.The food is good and the menu has a lot of options.On our last visit the staff recommended the mini burgers this is apparently a staff favourite, they were delicous. The ribs are huge, however very...More

Thank sachasmith999
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sacha, What what a review! Thank you for taking the time out to write this review. The team were over the moon to read this review and we hope to see you and your family again soon. Cheers, Maxine

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought going to a known brand restaurant would be a simple solution as we only had a one night in Nelson. It was a Sunday night (29th) and the restaurant was not overly busy however service was sporadic. Seated and order were taken efficiently...More

Thank harryr52
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Harry, Thank you for taking the time to send us this feedback and we are extremely sorry and disappointed here of read this review. We have spoken to the team regarding this events of this evening and have put measures in place to ensure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a family evening meal. While it was a busy evening, the service was quick and friendly. The food was ok, but not up to the standard one would expect from this brand of restaurant. Would possibly not return.More

Thank Theycallmyname
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, Thank you for responding to our private message. We are glad to hear you thought our service was quick and friendly but yes we are disappointed to here you thought our food was not up standard. We have spoken to our team, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok service nice meals normal pricing and portions. Good family place ,menu easy to pick from. Could do with more comfortable seating in bar area,as all comfortable seating gets taken and only high bar stills left. Was told a 2 seat area was booked and...More

Thank lulunelson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A local favourite with consistent quality food.. awesome owners and Lani the waitress is top notch 👍🏽 Good on ya mate 🍻

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

Hi Holly, Wow, what a review. Lani was stoked to read this. Thank you for this wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Maxine

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tbh, I wasn’t expecting too much from a commercial place but we had really good food, beers and service. Really lovely staff who were attentive and brought food and drinks out quickly. Good for larger groups and everyone left really satisfied

Thank Andeezee1
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andeezee, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, the team were over the moon to read this. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Maxine

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten there many times, as I'm a local but recently discovered the Lamb Salad. Loved it. I mentioned it to a work mate who was going there so they ordered it and they loved it to. This was worth sharing. Big thumbs up!...More

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

Hi Sue. Wow, thank you for your 5 star review! We love the lamb salad too. We were over the moon to read this review. 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$23
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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