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Speights Ale House

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
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38 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-214 5333
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Speights know how to keep a standard going. Late afternoon, battered Blue Cod chips and salad for two all washed down with their excellent IPA. OK, not fine dining but just good food. As usual the surrounding TV screens are distracting, almost demanding you to watch and the music was a bit intrusive.......all very Speights and pretty good.

Thank leondegraff
Woodland, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A first class brewery and tour. Loads of history and beautifully maintained equipment. Ends with a leisurely taste of all the beers on tap.

Thank BlickerGuiding
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been going here for years now now when in Invercargill,and as anyone knows who reads my posts if all good I don't change, as the saying goes if not broken don't fix. but tonight the steak was just a little over done, mentioned it Manager agreed and well we were looked after, so a big shout out to the... More 

Thank comm-traveler
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went originally just for a drink, but menu looked good. Booked a table as it was sat night, ordered seafood chowder in crusty cob loaf, it was enormous and fantastic. Skipped mains went straight for dessert, lemon meringue stack, again huge and delicious. Staff very accomodating and friendly, reasonably priced for size of meal!

Thank Jan C
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly efficient staff made for a pleasurable dining experience. Good food and a nice atmosphere, centrally located.sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

Thank Pam255112
Invercargill, New Zealand
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rocked on into the the Speights Ale House tonight. First up a Cobb Loaf full of Chowder. Not hot enough for me, I like it scalding hot delivered to the table. They get a point for putting it in a loaf but overall the chowder wasn't really impressive. A 7.5 on the Fishy Scale. Nothing wrong with that score but... More 

Thank Tracey-Murray P
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here a few times for drinks and went and eat there one night. Good food selction and meals were good.

Thank graham l
Queenstown, New Zealand
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Victoria Railway Hotel and phoned the Kiln at 9:05 as we were recommended to eat there by a taxi driver and told we could come for a meal. When we arrived, they told us that we were told wrong and the kitchen closed at 9. Very disappointed but luckily for us, the bouncers at The... More 

Thank Marie_Smith83
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a wet miserable day on our summer holiday we called in here at about 2pm hoping for some lunch. What a lovely warm welcome we got ... "absolutely" we could have lunch, so we settled down by the welcoming fire. Lots on the menu and our choices were delicious, as was the also welcome beer. The staff changed during... More 

Thank Christine B
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This a popular place even on Tuesday night so we thought that a good sign. It was. Service was very good. Good size portions and the lamb shank is superb. Definitely worth stopping at.

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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$6 - US$28
Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 5333
The Southern most Speight's Ale House in New Zealand. Offering only the freshest local produce along with the best tap beer selection in Invercargill.Come and experience Southlands friendly hospitality with food and wine to match everyones tastes.

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