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Speights Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Stanley, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
6434413065
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11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

visited here for lunch with family including inlaws from overseas and our 11 month old daughter. Great service and good value food plus the usual speights ale.

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Thank STUMAN24
Fernie, Canada
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for supper and I had a great bowl of carrot soup but the bread was dry and tasteless. My husband had ribs, fries, and coleslaw. The ribs were tasty but could have used a bit more time in the oven, the coleslaw was tasteless, but the fries were wonderful.

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Thank Christine F
Deloraine, Australia
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't fault the place the service was great and so was the food! We had our meals in under 20 minutes

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Thank HLE-94
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been there on our last trip many years ago, so knew what we were getting. Food was good with generous sizing. The staff were attentive, well mannered and helpful. All in all a pleasant meal was had for a reasonable amount.

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Thank Dave C
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place as we had been here 14 years earlier on a family vacation and had fond memories. Spoilt for choice of food. Ended up with the burger which was lovely. Staff were very attentive and were happy to make our food up as requested. Thanks for a memorable night.

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Thank Katrina C
Cambridge, New Zealand
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited this place 2 years ago and it was amazing. We were very disappointed in the quality of the meals and the service. The restaurant was very quiet compared to others accross the road, an indication of the slip in standard?

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Thank GrosvenorHouse15
Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice food and Drinks only spoilt by lazy staff who seemed keener to talk with each other rather than customers.

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Thank Graham B
Gurnee, Illinois
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife visited this restaurant because we wanted a beer after walking around Queenstown. We were pleasantly surprised by the customer service and the food. We had a loaf of bread with cheese for a snack and it was great. The lady who prepared it, I think that Clare was her name, did a great job.

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Thank jerrygroen
Ballina, Australia
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to have a bite to eat and use the wifi. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Food was surprisingly yummy. We all had a salad of some type but really really nice. Sleights ale was also very nice.

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Thank ButchInBallina
Adelaide, Australia
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have eaten here on previous visits and enjoyed the fare, on this occasion food was very ordinary. I ordered the Pork Ribs and found them to be dry and tough, my companions whilst not so hard done by were not that enfuse by their meals. On previous visits this restaurant has been packed but on our visit almost empty... More 

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Thank SA5045

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 03:00
Monday
11:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 03:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stanley, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: 6434413065

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