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Speights Ale House Wanaka

$$ - $$$, ,
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5459
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lambs fry” (10 reviews)
“lamb shank” (50 reviews)
“burger” (48 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Nine type of beer to choose from. All great, but we had the dark ale and summit lager. Great snacks as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RSOIN52
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Beer and views are what we do best in Wanaka. Glad you took the time out to appreciate them both.

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I am a big fan of the Speights Ale House. It always delivers high quality pub food and isn't over priced. Great place for a family meal out and you can have all kinds of speights which is great!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank hjsgems
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thanks for your comments. We are proud of the high quality food we serve and at a price that is competitive with other establishments around town.

Reviewed 2 November 2018

Very Pleasant site with small creek outside, great staff, and excellent food. Have eaten here each time we have stayed at Wanaka.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roving49303540438
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Yes, Bullock Creek certainly makes for a lovely atmosphere when dining inside or out. We are glad you visit us when ever you are in Wanaka.

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We visited Speight's Ale House for an early dinner and had a nice enough meal. We ate the cheesy chips and gravy, soup of the day, catch of the day and the pork belly all of which were fairly nice although the portion sizes were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AvidGlobeHopper
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thanks for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed all your meals.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently dined at Speights Ale House and really enjoyed our experience. The food was flavorful, we ordered the fish and chips and Grandmas lamb fry, they had a huge beer and cider selection, which they offered pairings with many of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank atmuck
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thanks for your comments. The Lambs Fry was a great choice - def a southern taste sensation!

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We only wanted a light lunch. We all had the beef salad. Although it missed perfection (some avocado and roasted vegetables would be a great addition) it was extremely tasty and very enjoyable. The menu here is as one would expect for an ale house....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DuncanH240
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thanks for your comments. We are glad you all enjoyed the Beef Salad.

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Food not too bad but level of nise fromothers drinking and sitting around was very loud and hard to manage. Timber floors were lovely but did not help with noise level. Could not hear ourselves talking!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank eaglewhiz
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thanks for your comments. Perhaps our ample outdoor seating with beautiful views might have been a better option for you and your group.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

A big plus for the staff on duty. They were simply great. This is a busy place and a good place to go for happy hour. The atmosphere and decor is top notch. The food however is pretty ordinary. I had a beef burger and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Andrew N
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

We apologize that you experienced a tough pattie with your burger. I understand your comments about not wanting to send it back, but really you should have done and the situation could have been rectified in a few minutes. This has been bought to the...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Pretty busy place for dinner. Menu selection only just enough and the food was what you would expect from a pub meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ozziemale1964
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The staff is very welcoming here and the historic Wanaka decor theme throughout is really fun and engaging. We were seated in a comfy booth and not rushed in any way. We ordered the Salmon (market fish of the day) and the Beef Salad. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AubreyHord
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thanks for your comments. Your concerns over the Beef have been raised with the Kitchen staff.

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kates1960
8 March 2017|
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Response from Cechová M | Reviewed this property |
Dear Kates 1960, Sorry about this, But I was in NZ Speights Ale House with my french husband 1 Month ago and the food was truly delicious. Believe me, that french peoplae do have very hight level about the food. And me, as a... More
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milnefamily71
16 December 2016|
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Response from Charlotte L | Property representative |
Hi there. No we are not open for Christmas Lunch. There are a definite 2 places open though - Francescas - which is directly behind us. It is an Italian restaurant - you will need to book this though. Edgewater resort... More
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poiuyt2
13 November 2016|
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Response from Charlotte L | Property representative |
Hi there. We do not have roast meals. If you go to our website you can view our menu. Hopefully there is something that would be to your liking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 5459
  • E-mail
Description
The Wanaka Speights Ale House is situated on Ardmore Street next to Bullock Creek and across the road from Lake Wanaka. The outdoor decks afford all day sun with a picturesque view of the lake. Indoor/Outdoor dining is available with a wide variety of gastromeals on the menu.
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