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Speight's Alehouse

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200 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-471 9050
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11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Melbourne
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124 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly typical pub food, large servings but excellent quality and really good value for money. Booking is essential because the Speights Ale Houses throughout the south island seem very popular - we were turned away twice (at other locations) without a booking. Lots of lovely different beer on tap.

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Thank Warooka
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative and I thought good value. The duration is 1.5 hours and this comprises of 1 hour tour and 30 mins of tours. Guide was a like-able character and a good story teller. Defiantly worth the $29 entry fee and the time.

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Thank Yvette S
Bangalow
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you are hungry or share a meal. The bangers & mash is 3 large sausages & heaps of potato and veg. Good service as well.

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Thank nevillemaloney
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who doesn't drink beer, I wasn't particularly excited about a brewery tour. However, it was really interesting to see all of the old copper brewing equipment and hear the history of the company. There's also a taste-test at the end of the tour which gives unlimited good-sized drinks, including cider. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Katherine M
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best. Lamb shanks to die for. Blue cod beer batted was excellent. Great atmosphere and service. Highly recommend.

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Thank Dan H
Dunedin, New Zealand
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The home of Speights does not disappoint for atmosphere and that rugged "Southern Man" feel and boy are the meals fir for such a man (and woman of course). Staff could have been more friendlier but they looked after us ok. I liked the beer matching on the menu. Talking about the menu, it is a large one so make... More 

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Corbera de Llobregat, Spain
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322 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked the dinner combined with the visit at the brewery, making an excellent complement. Food was brilliant, specially the lamb roast.

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Thank homedelsac
Poole, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good ale house and good food and not expensive. We were a party of 6, drinks and food delivered fast . Pleasant and helpful staff who enjoyed their jobs . Will visit again when in Dunedin .

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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194 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had enjoyed the fresh food and friendly service at two other Speight's Ale Houses (Queenstown and Greymouth) and decided to try the Ale House in Dunedin. It was not the same pleasant experience. You are on your own to stake-out a table, to get drinks from the bar, and to find someone willing to take your dinner order. Although... More 

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Gore, New Zealand
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Speights is an institution in Dunedin. Serving good food at reasonable prices. No fuss and good service as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-471 9050

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