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Speight's Ale House

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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99 Quarantine Road | Next to Wow Museum, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 7336
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11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived to a welcoming smile and taken to or table. The service was quick and very good all night. The food variety is very good and all arrived at the table hot and certainly adequate in size, many of the girls didn't finish all on their plates. Nearly all had a desert and thoroughly enjoyed that as well. Our... More 

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Thank Peter F
Nelson, New Zealand
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great meal here with my partner and her family, for 5 people to eat and drink for a couple of hours and it only cost $200 says a hell of a lot about the prices of food here. Decent drinks selection, friendly staff plenty of parking.

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Thank RichardHuckvale
Quebec City, Quebec
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pub like restaurant ! Very good service , friendly waitresses and waiters .. ate there for three days , all the food chosen was excellent. Very respectfull of our needs , served us quickly when we mentioned how tired we were and anxious to get back to our hotel !!

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Thank Mariette M
Nelson
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with group had a 7.30 booking - took until well after 9pm to get meals brought out so very slow service. Thought perhaps this is intentional as they like you to drink plenty while you wait. Most of us were very disappointed with meal size apart from those who ordered steaks. The fish and chip meal was like a... More 

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Thank krisnz
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to thank Clara, our van driver for waiting patiently for us all to be ready to go out to dinner. She was so nice and friendly. We really appreciated that she also brought us back to our hotel after dinner even though she had worked a very long day! It was Easter Sunday and she made the last... More 

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1 Thank bcwrightnz
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this stunning review, I will definitely pass your comments onto Clara, she will be really happy.. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Maxine More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic night spent here on our last night in Nelson. Really impressed with everything the Van driver Clara was the bomb! She picked us up from the Hotel 8 of us and took us home. She had finished work but especially came back just to drop us back to our Hotel. We really appreciated it so much being 4... More 

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Thank suziemakeup
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this review

Hi Suzie, Thank you so much for writing this amazing review, it is a pleasure to read.. I will definitely pass your feedback on to Clara, she will be stoked to hear it. Cheers, Maxine More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Rebecca and the team at Speights we raised enough funds for a defibrillator at our Quiz Night. Not having organised something like this before, Rebecca was very helpful and not only did Speights provide a great venue, they also provided the tickets, the quiz and the quiz master and ALL monies raised went towards Nelson Coastguard, no hidden... More 

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Thank Daznj
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this review

Hi Nelson Coastguard, Thank you so much for writing this lovely review, I am glad that you had a successful fundraiser, and we hope to see you all again soon. Cheers, Maxine More 

Auckland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely lunch with a good friend. We were warmly welcomed with a smile by Rebecca Thompson and given a spot in the sun to sit at. The food was delicious; hard to choose what to get actually! Will definitely come again next time I'm in Nelson. Thanks Rebecca! You made our lunch visit so enjoyable.

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Thank Nerida A
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this review

Hi Nerida, Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review! I will definitely pass your wonderful feedback onto Rebecca, she really is a pleasure to work with. We hope to see you again soon, Cheers, Maxine More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting with good atmosphere. Friendly staff but very not very attentative. Had to get our own menus and get their attention when we wanted to order and no offer of a dessert menu so didn't bother. The seafood chowder was overpowered with lemon grass and the only seafood that was recognisable by taste was the smoked fish when eaten... More 

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Thank kjb1967
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I arranged 2 fundraising quizz nights at the Speights Nelson, which both were very successful. Rebecca was a wonderful help in putting these 2 nights together and I found her communication and her suggestions to maximize the funds raised for the night excellent, I can highly recommend if you are fundraising to contact Rebecca at the Speights to book your... More 

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Thank dthorpe81
alehousenelson, Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this review

Hi there, What a pleasure it was to read that you had two successful quiz fundraisers. I will definitely pass your comments onto Rebecca and the team, they will be stoked to hear. Cheers, Maxine More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 22
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Quarantine Road | 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
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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