Fodor's Expert Review The Speight's Ale House

$$$ Dunedin New Zealand

Authentic and quirky, the Ale House serves as a lively bar in a brewery–restaurant setting. The menu includes a "drunken" steak (steak marinated in dark, malty porter) and beer-battered fish, along with plenty of Speight's ales you can match with your meal. Heavy wood furniture, old brewing equipment, and a huge schist fireplace makes the place feel welcoming. A couple of seasonal beers are released each year; in the past, these have included Harvest (an apricot beer), Chocolate, Samradh (a ginger-and-pimiento beer), and Spiced Amber Ale. You can order a "tasting try" to sample all the beer offerings which include Triple Hop Pilsner, 5 Malt Old Dark, Distinction Ale, Cider, and Summit Lager.

New Zealand Historical New Lively Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $$$

Quick Facts

200 Rattray St.
Dunedin, Otago  9016, New Zealand


Known For:
  • Hearty meals featuring southern New Zealand fare
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Fine local ales including seasonal brews

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