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Speight's Ale House

$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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130 Mawhera Quay, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-768 0667
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During our travels in New Zealand we dined at three different Speight's Ale Houses (Dunedin, Greymouth and Queenstown). While the menu of all three restaurants is similar, and you can find a wonderful menu of fresh seafood dishes, burgers and light appetizers, we found the service and ambience at this Speight’s location to be the best. The menu makes suggestions... More 

Thank Greg B
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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251 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Famished and in desperate need of lunch, I was happy to find Speight's Ale House right across the street from the station. Cordially greeted, I was seated right away. Menu offers numerous options - most along the pub fare genre. I had seafood chowder and a green salad. Simple, but appetizing. Food came quickly and was better than I expected... More 

Thank bas0921
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

friendly service to show us to our table. menu looked good - friendly waitress brought our first and main course quickly and chatty. However the main course smoked chicken parcel, I was hard put to find the chicken, think I found a small slice and a slice of bacon, the vegetables were hard and cold. I made the best of... More 

Thank Maddy W
Wellington, New Zealand
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568 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch lured by the inviting tables and umbrellas out front. Its a grand old building with loads of character and charm right on the river. Partner ordered a seafood medley, beautifully presented variety of seafood. I ordered sausages and mash. The sausages were huge but really delicious so I ate the lot, but couldnt finish the mountain of... More 

Thank Ah62
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here a couple of times now and enjoyed the food each time. My ribs this visit were excellent! The servings are VERY generous so don't snack first and don't order sides! Menu items can be modified (swap salad for veges etc) without a problem. We all enjoyed our meals very much.

Thank Bunkshyde
Cheshire England
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270 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended by our tour guide and it was quite impresseve. It was an attractive building and a pleasnt interior. The service was good and very efficient. Both the food and the choice of beers were very good and we were pleased with our meal.

Thank Cheshire174
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner one night here and it was nice. Staff were friendly and the meal enjoyable. Bar game is pretty fun also.

Thank ryanmO9926IV
Nelson, New Zealand
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great building and some good beers. Good TVs for the sport and atmosphere not bad. The waitresses were nice enough but the Manager seemed a bit to be on a bit of a downer. Now....the food. My wife had the Fish and Chips - too very very small bits of fish and undercooked chips for about $30. She did... More 

Thank SkyJetMan
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch meal was lovely and presented beautifully. Whitebait sammies was soooo yum. We will definitely call again.

Thank dddrnz
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been in a few ale houses around NZ and am never disappointed food good beer good and all at reasonable prices. Sure to visit many more. Merv.

Thank Merv1952

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Gastropub, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Mawhera Quay, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Greymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 3-768 0667
Pouring great ales and serving good wholesome food everyday from 11.00am.

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