Cuisine: Bar Food, Family, Grill
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Pssst… on a mission to find the best beer garden in Christchurch? The Cranford Ale House is a serious contender. Its large outdoor space has furniture, heating and greenery and word has it, it’s one of the best sun traps in town.

Inside, the Cranford Ale House is everything you’d expect from a classic Kiwi pub. Serving hearty dishes like beer battered fries with melted cheese and bacon, cottage pie and ‘curry in a hurry’ this is straight-up food that’s sure to hit the spot.

Friendly staff are on hand to serve your food and drinks from the bar’s huge selection. With regular pub quizzes and all the best sports action on the wide-screen TVs, this is the ideal spot for a fun evening out.

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Cranford Ale House
305 Cranford Street
Christchurch 8024

Open Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10am - 11pm
Sun: 10am - 11pm

Phone: 03 355 0218
Website: cranfordalehouse.co.nz/

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Cranford Ale House
Location: St Albans
Cuisine: Bar Food, Family, Grill
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Graham Robinson

We had a lovely time on a hot day, choice of indoor or outdoor tables. We choose a lovely bay window overlooking garden and the roses, in a well-kept grounds. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive, respectful time for perusing menu, drinks and water bought quickly, while we were choosing. Meal was hot, tender and delicious. I had lamb shank and it just fell off the bone, partner had beef schnitzel and it was very easy to slice through, flavoursome too (he's an ex butcher and that is high praise from him). Dessert was melt in the mouth Baileys cheesecake and lemon tart, berrie couli and icecream, we would recommend highly and definetly go back.

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We had a great time at the Cranford Ale House for a work outing for the small team, the Ale House has a friendly atmosphere and is a Local pub with great pub grub and good service, everyone enjoyed their meal, in particular, the steaks were cooked very nicely and we had an enjoyable time.

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I wish I had discovered Cranford Ale House sooner - everything was great: service, atmosphere and food. My guests from out of town said if only they had somewhere like it where they live. Feels like I just found out about a little local secret, thanks to First Table ☺

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Vanessa Mulitalo

Had absolute yummy dinner we had lamb shanks my son had kids and also I had creme brulee and it was amazing also my partner got the chicken southern style burger and he said was on point awesome service and awesome food great warm cozy family environment for the whole family to enjoy a meal too

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Haley Howie

A memorable evening. This venue exceeded our expectations in every way. The staff were attentive, extremely obliging with our kids and went out of their way to ensure our comfort. The venue was fairly busy with Friday night Happy Hour on at the time, however the dining area was spacious but cosy. The food was the best we have experienced at a Pub/Tavern and the menu prices very reasonable. The homemade Filo's as a starter are not to be missed -they are absolutely delicious. The menu is fairly standard, and also came with a daily specials selection, however the food is beautifully presented and everybody had empty plates - despite the generous sizes. The kids menu includes a drink and an ice-cream and these were very well received. I would definitely consider this location for a large group booking also - as there was ample space including a large outdoor garden area.

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Zoe West

Great meal Really nice Steak but would have liked more salad or veggies

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Cranford Ale House, and an excellent culinary cuisine chef have done amazing work in turning the old "Robbies" into a new delightful dining experience. The new owners have done great!! Brilliant food and service. Definitely recommend..

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Danielle simpson

The food was simple but executed very well. The kids loved the Hamburg’s and finished every bite! Overall a very good dining experience. We will definitely be back.

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Greeted as soon as we arrived. Had pre dinner drink in sheltered courtyard with garden setting. Food service was prompt and waitress friendly and efficient.Food well priced and the salmon was beautifully cooked. Enjoyable evening. We will be back.

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Nicole Jackson

Great service and the food was good.

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Kevin Clancy

Nice place

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Gina Coffey

Friendly staff.

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Great service, lovely people and very well presented & tasting food. Definitely will be going back very soon and recommending to others!

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Mishael Coulter

We made a last minute decision to go out to dinner and it was mice to find somewhere so local. We very much enjoyed our food, and struggled to finish the generous portions. The staff were also faultless- friendly, available and attentive.

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Graham Robinson

We had a lovely time on a hot day, choice of indoor or outdoor tables. We choose a lovely bay window overlooking garden and the roses, in a well-kept grounds. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive, respectful time for perusing menu, drinks and water bought quickly, while we were choosing. Meal was hot, tender and delicious. I had lamb shank and it just fell off the bone, partner had beef schnitzel and it was very easy to slice through, flavoursome too (he's an ex butcher and that is high praise from him). Dessert was melt in the mouth Baileys cheesecake and lemon tart, berrie couli and icecream, we would recommend highly and definetly go back.

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Great meals with such a good range of options. Friendly wait staff, lovely environment :-)

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Theo Ferreira

Great service and great food!

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Great service and great food, very friendly staff

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Thoroughly enjoyable meal had by myself and my wife, with excellent service.

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Yummy food, well priced so excellent value for money. Will definitely be coming back.

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Heidi-Anne Hardy

We enjoyed a lovely meal here on Sunday. The place was busy and buzzing with sport on at the time. The wait staff were fast, friendly and accommodating. Fabulous to not have to cook and even better when the meal tastes great!

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Keryn Scott

Great food, friendly service and nice atmosphere.

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Great food and service! Will definitely be back

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Hini Patel

Good dining experience!

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The service was excellent and the food really great.

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Gina Coffey

Yummy pub style food.

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Food was great,nice atmosphere, and attentive staff. Food arrived in good time.

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Such a lovely dining experience. The service was fast, attentive and the food was amazing.
Customer service seems to be a dying art these days but certainly wasn’t at the Cranford Ale House

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Excellent staff and food. We will be back for sure. A real enjoyable night.

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Moira Sa'imoa

Didn't wait long for the food despite it being a busy night, waitress provided excellent service (Aime), food was awesome. This is the second time we've used first table here. One of our favourites.

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Thoroughly enjoyable meal service was excellent and friendly. We all had different meals and all of them delicious. Only two of us had room for desserts and they were very generous portions we will certainly go back and recommend the Cranford Ale House.

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Great food and customer service. First time we have used first table, thought it was a fabulous concept and we will definitely use it again

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Best steak sandwich and filo bites ever. Will be back for more very yummy.

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Very enjoyable, great service...

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Our food was well presented and delicious and was what the menu described, our waitress had a calm non hurried manner which made the evening perfect, we have been to this restaurant before, it was our friends first experience and they were very impressed with the food and the service

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We had a great time at the Cranford Ale House for a work outing for the small team, the Ale House has a friendly atmosphere and is a Local pub with great pub grub and good service, everyone enjoyed their meal, in particular, the steaks were cooked very nicely and we had an enjoyable time.

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Sherona Luff

We were greeted by super friendly staff on our arrival. The atmosphere was great! The food was delicious and filling. Will definitely be back again.

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Great service & wait staff were very friendly..food was amazing both nights, nice warm dining area..Overall was great and would def dine there again when in Christchurch

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Anne Bishop

Had an excellent meal, service was great, we said we had somewhere to be and the waitress hurried our meals through.

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I wish I had discovered Cranford Ale House sooner - everything was great: service, atmosphere and food. My guests from out of town said if only they had somewhere like it where they live. Feels like I just found out about a little local secret, thanks to First Table ☺

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Lauren Aitken

My family and I were absolutely stoked with every aspect of the Cranford Ale House. From the service to the food everything was awesome! Especially the lady who was on our table, she was just wonderful! There was not one thing we ordered that we were unhappy with, it was all delicious! We will definitely be returning :)

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Sharlaine Dy

We had a great time. Place is beautiful. The Staff are nice and the food taste so good ☺️

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Chevaughn Owens

Food was yummy!! really enjoyed it

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Cheryl Dibnah

Friendly staff great atmosphere

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Melissa Bryant

Awesome thanks.

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Jacqui Dunn

Had a great meal and experience at Cranford Ale house. The entree and bread were fantastic. We were lucky enough to dine on a night where the drink special was buy one get one free (the waitress did not tell us of this- we read it on a flyer) our mains were good. Enjoyed our experience.

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Natasha Walford

Amazing service with a wonderful bubbly vibe and food was nothing but amazing also

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Super friendly wait staff and delicious options for all ages. We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back!

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Linda Currie

Great friendly service. Food good as per pub style menu.

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Really good service and great food. Great for children as well. We all loved it

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Excellent place to dine with good meals and attentive service. Family friendly mood is in the air, although it is filled up with people who came in to have a evening beer (not too load at all).
Today’s special menu of the Seafood chowder was wonderful with creamy flavour bursting in the mouth and the sharing platter was enough to enjoy what they have to offer. (A very small disappointment would be the creme brûlée’s which tasted too much Egggy, which means the taste seemed like having a full egg rather than a nice sweet dessert made with an egg)
Anyhow as said, the overall food tastes good so it is a place that you would want to come back.

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we had a lovely time, as usual. Food was really good. Jane, the manager is a delight, always obliging.

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shaner baartman

Amazing food, great customer service, enjoyed the place

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Colette Cleary

Amazing food and service definitely worth a visit

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Shirley Coffey

The food was wonderful, really enjoyed it and is our type of food, not the boring steak and chips. Enough on the plate to feel like you have had a good meal and leave enough room for dessert.

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Alan Dearden

A reasonable good pub meal. The service very good.

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caroline soderberg

Wonderful service and great food

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Shiree Hughes

Food was fantastic, we had a sharing platter, a chicken burger and a mushroom and halloumi dish, thoroughly enjoyed everything! The service was wonderful, dining room warm and cozy. Would definitely recommend, thank you.

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