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Speights Ale House

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245 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
+64 27 832 7425
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
245 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty standard Speights Ale House - seems the menu is uniform throughout NZ and hasn't changed in years. Location is central and dining environment pleasant but would be nice to see new options on the menu and higher end steak options. Made the mistake of...More

Thank Tintin4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee. A service with a smile. Lovely food options and a really nice atmosphere. Oh and you can buy food gifts there too. We go to Somerset regularly now as it’s an enjoyable experience. They are open late Thursday - Saturday to enjoy a...More

Thank I1238UHbrucem
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The staff were all outstanding. They made everyone in our party feel comfortable. Our courses were not rushed. We shall return to the ale house when we are in Methven again.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere and amazing service. Thomas and Wendy you two are the stars of the show, truly incredible.

Thank calvie19987
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here with a main & dessert and some drinks. Great food cooked to perfection and the service was faultless.

Thank crash4mark
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Dinner for 2. Typical Speights menu but the food was very well prepared and has great flavour. The service was good and the staff helpful

Thank DJandR
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Just want to thank the Speights Ale House in Ashburton for a wonderful meals for my husband's 50th lunch. Could not fault anything with the meals and the staff were very professional and friendly. Well done Wendy,

Thank janrichfarm
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had a great time, staff very welcoming and good service, food was really good. we have bit of a group and it was know problem

Thank Brett T
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I organised a car club to have lunch there, there were 30 of us. While a little slow receiving the meals they managed to serve all the meals together, that was a feat and well appreciated by all. Not one complaint about the meal and...More

Thank Lyn P
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Me and the wife went out for dinner meal - very huge and very yummy! Some of the staff could have been more friendly, but all in all pretty good.

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18 January 2016|
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Response from Rosemary73 | Reviewed this property |
There is only one hotel in Ashburton. Hotel Ashburton. There are a number of motels reasonably close into town.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 31
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +64 27 832 7425
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Speight’s Ale Houses have become an intrinsic part of the history of Speight’s. Found within the historic brewery is the original Ale House, opened in 1999. The Speight's Ale House Ashburton breathed new life into the magnificent old bank building when it was transformed into an iconic Speight's Ale House.Enjoy the hearty menu, relaxed ambience and great range of Speight's on tap with your mates every day from 11 am.
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