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Speights Ale House

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , Vegetarian Friendly
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (12 reviews)
“garlic loaf” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviews (291)
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1 - 10 of 287 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was good. Service was a little unenthusiastic. A beautiful historic building which was completely let down by the teeny bopper music played. Strange considering the majority of diners were well over 50. Couldnt wait to get out.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily this place was recommended and had a table available. Great staff, great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Leela-FB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my two sons for a quick meal on a Tuesday night last week. One ordered the Squid which was excellent, I ordered the Shanks which were average and my eldest son ordered a steak (medium). Quick turn around but we had to send the...More

Thank Darran41
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome meal service and atmosphere. Nothing was a problem to the great staff . Meal was devine would go again

Thank TraceyNutt
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

the best wedges iv had in a long time lots of bacon and crunchy wedges however they could of had more cheese but staff were great and accomadating food was served quicly cant wait to come back to try something new of menu

Thank 393georgia
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Relaxing pub, awesome features and sport on the tv. Nice to relax and enjoy the game, grab a bite to go as well.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Travelling from Tauranga for business we stopped by Speights Ale House for dinner. Food was beautiful. Had the fish taco for starter (this was really yummy), then the fish for main and Tarte Tan for the dessert . Food and service was excellent. Also great...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy good food and good drinks. Nice atmosphere inside and great facilities outside.

Thank Keilisi F
Reviewed 19 June 2017

have been here a few times and the place is like an old comfy shoe except there are awesome staff and beersys to be had . Lovely old building that has been restored to a high standard

Thank kyoshikiwi
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Went in for lunch with our two daughters on Queens bday, it was very busy and ended up having to sit in bar. Not ideal with a 7 & 8 year old but we understood. Staff were friendly a bit flustered due to amount of...More

Thank Melanie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 26
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-686 6030
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Enjoy the award winning Speight's Ale House in Timaru. We have an the immense outdoor courtyard, great southern food and hospitality. Try some of local cuisine, from small/shared plates to larger meals. Private dining rooms available. Come and experience the best in Timaru!
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