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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$, ,
245 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
+64 27 832 7425
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
245 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time, staff very welcoming and good service, food was really good. we have bit of a group and it was know problem

Thank Brett T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I organised a car club to have lunch there, there were 30 of us. While a little slow receiving the meals they managed to serve all the meals together, that was a feat and well appreciated by all. Not one complaint about the meal and...More

Thank Lyn P
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I understand it was father's day and busy but the food and staff were so disappointing I felt the need to leave a review. I turned up this morning looking forward to a ceaser salad. Ordering went fine and that was about the best part....More

2  Thank SWayman_12
SpeightsAshburton, Owner at Speights Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

With regards to your review, firstly there was one hair found in your salad which we apologized for and immediately replaced, with regard to the second salad we very much dispute that the chicken was under cooked! !!

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Dined her for brunch and as it was fathers day I understand the business was under a lot of pressure. Down to the meal firstly there was items left off of my dish which was fixed up promptly, to much disappointment the egg was not...More

Thank Thomas S
SpeightsAshburton, Owner at Speights Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thomas thank you for you phone call on Wednesday with regard to your review, we kindly decline your offer of adjusting your review if we were to refund you some of what you paid for your meal.

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Me and the wife went out for dinner meal - very huge and very yummy! Some of the staff could have been more friendly, but all in all pretty good.

1  Thank dairyfarmdan
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I travel from christchurch to Oamaru frequently and this is where i stop off for lunch, always get welcomed by the friendly staff nothing a problem to get a good table, and delivery of food is great you dont have to wait long. the meals...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Came here with the family. The pork belly, the beef burger and kids bangers and mash were just the perfect lunch for a rainy winters day. The mulled wine was really good too. Child friendly environment was a bonus (3yo + 2yo) with good change...More

Thank DaniFitz77
Reviewed 28 June 2017

After walking out of Braided Rivers after 35 minutes of total non service we headed over to Speights.....Greeted with a smiling warm welcome....quickly seated and sipping on a wine.....

Thank 828michelle
SpeightsAshburton, Owner at Speights Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you very much!! Pop in any other time :)

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Popped into the Speights Ale House in Ashburton this week. I was very impressed with the service and the items on the menu. Good value and really good kiwi service thanks

Thank I1238UHbrucem
SpeightsAshburton, Owner at Speights Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you very much! Pop in again sometime. We'll love to see you again :)

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Dropped in for a late lunch, about 2:00pm. A Large crowd was in, but we managed to get a quite spot. The staff were helpful, but forgot the water and utensils, not a biggie. They did deliver these in time for our meal. Ordered their...More

2  Thank Y8009VFianc
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18 January 2016|
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Response from Rosemary73 | Reviewed this property |
There is only one hotel in Ashburton. Hotel Ashburton. There are a number of motels reasonably close into town.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$30
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +64 27 832 7425
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Speight’s Ale Houses have become an intrinsic part of the history of Speight’s. Found within the historic brewery is the original Ale House, opened in 1999. The Speight's Ale House Ashburton breathed new life into the magnificent old bank building when it was transformed into an iconic Speight's Ale House.Enjoy the hearty menu, relaxed ambience and great range of Speight's on tap with your mates every day from 11 am.
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