Speight’s has been a regular presence on Stanley Street in Queenstown since 1880. True, the handsome building was originally the Council Chamber, but the cozy interiors and original features such as the vaults where the public records were stored, now an intimate dining room, make it feel as if you’re stepping back in time.
The Speight’s brewery has been producing award winning ales and beers, using only the finest quality Southern ingredients since 1876 and there are 10 options to choose from. Traditionalists should opt for the Speight’s Gold Medal Ale, while those looking for something a little different should try the Porter, a red-black pour with distinctive coffee notes.
Menus focus on pub classics cooked to perfection. Think Black Angus sirloin in red wine jus with chunky fries, locally-sourced seafood chowder mopped up with alehouse bread and vegan curry, served alongside fluffy jasmine rice.