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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$, ,
245 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
+64 27 832 7425
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“spare ribs” (5 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
245 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staff were attentive & checked in on us during the meal. Husband had open steak sandwich- steak cooked beautifully and a good sized meal. I had the small Blue & Gold - the fish was nice, but a bit on the small side, was expecting...More

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never fails to deliver, great portion size and friendly service. Selection of Speights beers was good and a lot of the time they have a special brew on tap. Food was good although not amazing. Always felt welcome regardless of footwear or lack thereof. Would...More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the large spare ribs. They were the best we had and we were happy to see the portions were generous :) The staff was very kind. We would recommend !

Thank missprettysunshine
SpeightsAshburton, Manager at Speights Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Missprettysinshine! Your review made all Speight's staff super happy. Please pop in anytime soon :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my friends to Sleights because I remembered the superb blue cod. It did not disappoint. Plenty of other choices if you're not into fish.

Thank SELkiwi
SpeightsAshburton, Manager at Speights Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review SELkiwi! We are pleased to know you enjoyed our Blue & Gold and we hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A couple of weeks ago we had a family dinner at Speights for our Grandson's 21st and our sons birthday. The Staff were absolutely fantastic and the food was too. They even put up 21st balloons and a bowl of sweets and a bowl of...More

Thank Hakatere
SpeightsAshburton, Manager at Speights Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Hakatere, for choosing us for such a special occasion! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Pretty standard Speights Ale House - seems the menu is uniform throughout NZ and hasn't changed in years. Location is central and dining environment pleasant but would be nice to see new options on the menu and higher end steak options. Made the mistake of...More

Thank Tintin4
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Good coffee. A service with a smile. Lovely food options and a really nice atmosphere. Oh and you can buy food gifts there too. We go to Somerset regularly now as it’s an enjoyable experience. They are open late Thursday - Saturday to enjoy a...More

Thank I1238UHbrucem
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The staff were all outstanding. They made everyone in our party feel comfortable. Our courses were not rushed. We shall return to the ale house when we are in Methven again.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere and amazing service. Thomas and Wendy you two are the stars of the show, truly incredible.

Thank calvie19987
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here with a main & dessert and some drinks. Great food cooked to perfection and the service was faultless.

Thank crash4mark
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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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