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The Speight's Ale House

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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285 Tinakori Road | The Shepherds Arms Hotel, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 1320
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Penn Valley, California
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202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the area and needed a place to eat. This ale house was recommended by our Airbnb host. We didn't have a reservation and were worried we couldn't get in because it was Valentine's Day. No worries, mate. Although they were very busy, we got a nice table. We ordered some starters and split a main and... More 

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Otaki Beach, NZ
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Nice family outing and meal at the Speight's Ale House, something for everyone 0n the the menu and a good selection of beers. What more can you ask for.

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Napier, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Tender flavourful steaks, lip-smacking ribs, succulent lamb shanks, Asian-inspired mussels and so much more. And the children had plenty of choice of their liking too. Delicious food, good pricing and friendly competent service. What's not to like?

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Thank KathleenMary499
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Have been here for three different dinners! Meals are the perfect size to fill you up. Steak was cooked perfect each time and the pork belly is divine! Service is top notch and the staff are warm, friendly and welcoming! Keep up the good work!

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Thank Karl B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Came to Wellington for the weekend to get away. This place was walking distance from our Air BnB place. There fish and chips were amazing. Lightly salted batter, hot crisp chips, and cold beer/cider. I would definitely come back on my next visit to Welly! One note, this restaurant is now trading as Shepard's Arms Hotel.

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Thank newnztraveller
Wgtn
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211 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Gave this place another go as had lunch here 4months or so ago. It was awesome this time. Good was great and service outstanding. Garlic bread is a must!!!

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Wgtn
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211 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Came here with a few mates to catch up and the service was great. Attentive, friendly and prompt. The food was alright. I went for the fish of the day dish and on the whole it was good. One thing for me was the fish was quite tough and didn't really have any flavour. My mates meals looked really good... More 

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Hutton Rudby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We have eaten here on every visit to Wellington, which works out to be about 12 times and have never been disappointed. As it is a Speight's you know that it is good, well cooked food and always well presented. They provide a varied menu to suit all tastes. The chicken and bacon salad we had this time came with... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Fun pub like atmosphere for a good local beer and food. I had the salmon and my husband had the burger and both were really good. Big portions. Great friendly service. Nice outdoor patio area too

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

We used this local pub three times during our stay in Tinakori Village and really enjoyed the great food and lively ambiance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 Tinakori Road | The Shepherds Arms Hotel, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-472 1320

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