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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$, ,
68 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-834 1188
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry chicken” (3 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
68 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

This place never lets us down. Each time we have been here we have always been greeted and seated in a friendly and welcoming manner. The food doesn't disappoint. Lovely fresh flavours and the service was awesome.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 2 days ago

So I felt like a good Speights Ale House dinner, specifically the signature 'Black Cherry Chicken' what a mistake! I guess it was my fault for not checking that they had actually changed it to some random black wild rice instead of the usual 'signature'...More

Thank Shellz89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for a family lunch. The waitress was very friendly. We found the food was very average. Nothing to get excited about. I probably wouldn’t recommend this place as one of my top choices of restaurants to dine

Thank monkeysam1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deciding drop in without notice on a busy evening the the staff were very accommodating. Waited in bar with extremely helpful bar man who knew his beers whilst a table was prepared in the restaurant. We soon had a table, ordered and the delicious good...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Dined here on a Sunday. Very busy but food is normally good. I ordered the seafood chowder. Found it hard to find seafood and the bread was terrible. Looked like it was out of a bag of supermarket bread. Need to improve this Speights Ale...More

Thank 97Petra
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at Speights. Service was friendly & helpful and the food is magnificent! Meals are huge and really tasty. Heaps of GF options too :)

Thank Lucy954
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Did not expect to be going to a pub to celebrate a 40th birhday. This was and still is a great choice. Food was great and the beer excellent.. Service great. I will return.

1  Thank McLeodnz
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the Speights Ale house with a group of 10 family members on a dreary winters night. We were warmly welcomed by the bar man downstairs. He indicated that it would take about 10 minutes to get table for dinner upstairs. Whilst waiting,...More

1  Thank Ieme d
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Despite the restaurant being very quiet it took 25 minutes before being asked what we would like to drink. Staff seemed more interested in going into back office instead of seeing to their customers. Staff seemed surprised we were ready to order after 25 mins....More

1  Thank Glennis M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The restaurant was basically empty and yet we had to wait 25 minutes before we even had our order taken. There were four of us at our table and our meals were bought out in dribs and drabs with the other two occupants upstairs getting...More

Thank looleebell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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