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Bealey's Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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263 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 9958
Today
06:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Speights Ale House was a pleasant surprise. The pub had a great atmosphere with the locals & visitors were all enjoying themselves. i had the lamb shank, which was nicely cooked & a generous portion washed down with a couple of pints of Pilsner. I would recommend a visit.

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Thank Darren H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was close to,our motel so we wandered in one night. I had the calamari which was amazing - really tasty and not chewy like some other places I've been to. Great selection of beers as you would expect. Friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank evie62
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here as it was handy to where we were staying. Always a bit dubious of a restaurant menu that has pages and pages! There were four of us dining, meals were average at best. The service was dreadful, during the evening we had a variety of staff delivering food and drinks. Not one of them spoke to us. A... More 

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Thank Alty67
New York City, New York
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered one of the signature dishes, pork spare ribs. and I loved the BBQ sauce they used, smoky and tangy. The meat came off the bones very easily, but was so tough and chewy. In this case, having 2 out of 3 criteria met was not so good, I like my rib meat tender and easily chewed!

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Thank Robert S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for a drink on a Monday night and ended up playing in the weekly pub quiz. Free to enter and a lot of fun!

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Thank Helie1992
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to ate here after struggling to find a restaurant that had space for a booking and / or represented value. We found in our short stay that dinner menus in Christchurch featured more mains north of $35 and $40 than south; I'm beginning to think this might be a pattern throughout the country. Hence we went here. No... More 

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Thank 255060Andy
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a large group we had a good night. The meals were very good.with my burger excellent and my partners liver and bacon pronounced great with dark gravy and mash. Others had salads, wraps, curry etc and all were very good. The steak had to be sent back as it was overcooked but a new meal was provided... More 

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Thank 2015marcol
Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch today and waited 20+ mins for flat bread. After asking, where is it, it and our main came out. Then I went to the toilet. I checked out all cubicals settling on what I hoped was the cleanest, it was filthy. Toilets gross with broken seats. First and last time. Service far too slow. And being called... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Food was great, service was great and we all enjoyed the night out here. Liked it they had plenty of tv screens for sports.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a few drinks with my dad while in Christchurch. Large Pub/Bar/restaurant. Nicely laid out we were drinking the Speights Cider most of the day. After a fair few drinks we got abit hungry so we had a 2 person Beef Roast Dinner to share. It was a large piece of meat with a good portion of veg... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 263 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 9958

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?