Restaurants Nelson – The best of Speight’s in the heart of Nelson

( The legendary Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin’s Rattray Street was founded way back in 1876, when James Speight, Charles Greenslade and William Dawson followed their Kiwi dream and decided to quit their jobs so that they could start their very own brewery. Since then the Speight’s Brewery has become a mainstay of the New Zealand brewing landscape, supplying Kiwis with its world renowned beers throughout the country. In 1999 Speight’s opened its very first Ale House right in the heart of the famed brewery. The Ale House concept, which combines the much loved Speight’s beer range with an authentic Southern style dining experience proved a spectacular success. Soon after word spread, Speight’s Ale Houses were popping up across the country. One of the newest editions to the Ale House family and the first of the new generation, the Speight’s Ale House Nelson is now serving up this stunning combination of great Speight’s beer, spectacular food and good old fashioned southern hospitality to the good people of Nelson.

Whether you’re looking for a full southern dining experience in one of the premier restaurants Nelson has to offer, a relaxing afternoon with friends in the sun-drenched Garden Bar or an evening of fun and entertainment in the main bar, the Speight’s Ale House Nelson is the place for you. The Speight’s Ale House Nelson proudly hosts local bands and live music most weekends, runs a weekly pub quiz for the more intellectually inclined and plays as much live sport as you can handle. Drop in for their happy hour from 4pm to 6pm any day of the week and you’ll be treated to $6 pints from the famous Speight’s Brewery range, $6 house wine and $15 for 2x cocktails. Every Friday and Saturday during the Super Rugby season you can come along and play their Super Rugby score sweepstakes; just guess the correct score to win. But if you do, drinks are probably on you for the rest of the night!

Along with being everyone’s favourite local pub, the Speight’s Ale House in Nelson is also proud to offer one of the best restaurants in town. Our master chefs have put together a menu to suit all tastes, including an All Day Brunch (available until 4pm), a selection of Southern Platters to share, a 12 & under menu, bar snacks and nibbles as well as a full range of hearty and traditional Southern style entrees and mains. Of course, all of our food is complimented with the full selection of Speight’s beers on tap, a stunning wine list and a selection of spirits and cocktails. It’s a child friendly establishment that provides the perfect dining experience for the whole family.

The Speight’s Ale House Nelson is a friendly local pub, a first class restaurant and a quality catering service provider, all in one. To find out more about what’s happening at the Ale House this week, head along to their website at

Media Release on 28 November 2014

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