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Speights Ale House

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$$ - $$$
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2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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Glenavy, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

been to speights ale house before in Dunedin real nice places and good beer there to I enjoyed it at the Dunedin one

Thank nicolereid2013
Orewa, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did our research and chose the Speights Ale House as the place to have our first dinner on our trip around the South Island. We booked previously and when we arrived we were warned that they were extremely busy and there would be around a 40 minute wait between ordering and receiving our meals. Time went quick and although... More 

Thank GrantDenise
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular busy bar restaurant with great food and service. The restaurant part was full but we were able to eat in the bar area which was slightly cramped, but the food and service made up for it. Seafood chowder excellent.!

Thank jnewton007
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is absolutely delicious! My partner and I ordered the garlic for starters, the half was super fulling and oh so scrummy! We both got the blue cod and chips for dinner and was the best fish and chips I've ever had! So yummy and the staff are helpful and so friendly! Will definitely be back next time... More 

Thank K7712TNsamantham
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and staff clean and great price happy to go back, Nice and welcoming would go back again for that treat

Thank wend00173
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived with no booking. Manager very attentive and soon prepared a table while we enjoyed a drink at bar. .Food top class, we both had chicken in different dishes. Perfectly cooked and served. Staff great and looked after us well and very friendly. Highly recommented

Thank Norman E
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved this ale house. Lovely atmosphere. All the staff were friendly and helpful. A credit to the company. As previously mentioned the garlic bread is amazing. Super menu. Really liked the decor. 100% recommend.

Thank Donna-Marie L
Longreach, Australia
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only had time for a quick beer but the decor and ambiance of the surrounds was amazing. If only the walls could speak. Such an old structure that oozes charm. I would put this on my list to return when next I'm in NZ.

Thank LG12363
New Jersey
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434 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour group of 30 people stopped here for lunch on our way from Dunedin to Christchurch. We seemed to be the only customers; maybe we were just early. The restaurant did eventually fill up later as we were leaving. They were able to easily accommodate our large group at 3 long tables, probably because we had a reservation. I... More 

Thank Roobydoo5
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal,staff were very friendly and the decor is fantastic,so much character. Would highly recommend

Thank Glenys B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?