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Speights Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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68 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-834 1188
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch , found the service poor and very slow ! Staff let kids run around like it was a playground and when the food did finally arrive it wasn't worth the wait, plenty of better places around !

Thank rodney688
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We went to speights ale house for a meal. The food was good, my son got a bone in his kids fish meal but we aren't too precious about that. The issue came with a 45 minute wait for dessert which let's be honest was just a reheat of something prepared earlier. Not once in that 45 minutes did a... More 

Thank Emmily W
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

So visiting from out of town, we order seafood chowder, sirloin, porterhouse and pork belly. All the food and staff are great, unfortunately the pork was dry. Other than that great place!!!

Thank Irawan W
Napier, New Zealand
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have been here a few times and the service is always very good. The staff are great, really friendly and attentive and nothing is too much trouble for them. Food is always cooked well and is tasty, great good honest pub grub. I had the fish of the day and it was cooked very well. There is a great... More 

Thank Louise R
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place was great and had lots of locals eating there. The surroundings are interesting and comfortable and the food is really, really good. There was plenty of choice and the service was great. The barman/ waiter is a real Kiwi character and we had a good laugh with him. A really good place to go for a relaxed evening... More 

Thank Terri D
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here before and loved Service and good food would have scored 5 stars. So disappointed today when food was warm and chips over salted. Saving grace was the staff continue to be friendly and attentive.

Thank Pam W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and found it really homely and welcoming had a great choice of food on the menu. The food itself was really tasty nothing fancy just good old pub grub. The service was really good and friendly.

Thank Merc65
Havelock North, New Zealand
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324 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

There was a problem with communication between staff and kitchen when we arrived and people were waiting for long periods for their food. Didn't worry us but could see a few people getting quite unhappy. Food eventually arrived and was excellent. The staff were under stress but coped well. We'll go back as we like the place and the staff.... More 

Thank Grant N
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The food here is fresh, well presented and substantial. Great place for families with lots of options for all palates. Bar downstairs where you can watch the rugby with dinner or restaurant upstairs. Unfortunately the last couple of times we have been the service has been super slow, both times was lunch - think they have been running a special?... More 

Thank Elanor7
Hastings, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The food was of a good quality but we were told even before we sat down that we had to hurry and order if we wanted our meals in a reasonable time. We were encouraged to order desert as well to save time. I personally found this unusual as we had met as a group of friends out to enjoy... More 

Thank Wendy J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 24
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-834 1188

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