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Speight's Ale House

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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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first dining experience at this chain in Greymouth. It was Easter weekend and we didn't have a booking so we got last free table in the bar area. Food portions were generous, and overall, tastier than expected. Solid pub food. good atmosphere.

1 Thank Annie C
Cumberland Center, Maine
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good meal and local beer after a day of hiking. Courteous staff, nice decor and good location. Cheers!

1 Thank Chrisbou21
Invercargill, New Zealand
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelled on the Tranzalpine from Christchurch over the Divide to Gremouth. After a lovely afternoon wandering around the town we dined at Speights Alehouse. Both had steak meal followed by sticky date pudding. Best steak I've had in a very long time - slight char and cooked to perfection. Swapped potato mash & veges for salad & fries. Yum yum.... More 

Thank Helen P
Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a lunch there, i had salmon cakes, wouldnt have again, loved the building and the way they have turned it into the restaurant

Thank 35gloria
Toowoomba, Australia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The towns motels was filled with most having no vacancy signs but very few restaurants open. The ale house in Greymouth is in a lovely old government building. We had not booked, so we're directed to the bar for 30 minutes. The staff were excellent, and ambience great. The meals were delicious and plentiful.

Thank MJD1958
GreySpeights, General Manager at Speight's Ale House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, pleased to here you had a great time. More 

Poway, California
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a chain restaurant which I would not have guessed as it is very cozy and unique. Being an American used to American IPA and craft brews, I was disappointed in the beers. But this was typical throughout NZ. The food was just average and did indeed seem like a chai featuring. Fish & chips were a bit "fishy", other... More 

Thank DDB51
Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always consistent food at Speights, reasonable price as well. Good service and they have a good range of beer and wines.

Thank Bronwyn C
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here to have an afternoon drink and then came back for dinner later that night. The menu was extensive and the service was friendly and quick. Would highly recommend

Thank MarsAndMars2014
Dunedin, New Zealand
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303 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having dined at the Dunedin, Wanaka, Palmerston North Speights Ale Houses and now in Greymouth all I can say is 10/10 once again. Excellent menu, huge meals and of course my favourite Speights Beers. Tonight being an ex Kiwi I had the Whitebait then the Blue Cod as a main which was so dam good, a big thank you to... More 

Thank Waynedvh
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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194 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?