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

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Beautiful food and service. The beer was a bit flat though

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Alesha Kenny

Yummy meals fabulous staff

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All four meals were outstanding, service is always great here, you must have the garlic bread

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The staff were all very friendly, our meals were nice and hot. The restaurant looked to be very busy with a couple of large groups but didn't have to wait too long for our meals, thanks to the chefs.

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The food and staff were awesome. Food was delivered with charm and a great variety for our table of 16. I would recommend The Cranford Ale House as a family oriented environment. Bar staff were very accommodating and the food delicious.

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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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We had a most delightful time. Lovely food, good range and friendly obliging staff.

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Attentive staff great food nice atmosphere casual dinning .Next time will have the garlic bread as it looked amazing

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Danielle simpson

Once again a lovely meal and service. If it wasn't sure for first table we wouldn't have even considered this for a family meal out. It's definitely becoming a family favourite! The kids love the burgers!

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Veronica Payne

Really great service. Food came out in good time. Was cooked well. Clean and tidy. Will have to go again.

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Wendy Watford

WOW fabulous food, atmosphere and service
This is somewhere we may not have tried if I hadn't seen the Crawford on first table we will definitely be back what an absolute great find. We had a wonderful meal exceeding all expectations, from the minute we walked in the door highly recommend

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The fantastic service really made our evening! Staff were all genuine and helpful. Food was fantastic - steak cooked perfectly and serving sizes were generous. Thanks for having us!

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Great place, definitely will come back!

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Barry Tomkinson

Lovely meal as always :-)

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We enjoyed a great family dinner. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was great.

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First time in years I've had a meal that was REALLY HOT.
Thank you!

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Amazing food and service, would highly recommend this place.

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Really enjoy the atmosphere and service has always been good. Food is great for pub style dinner. Nothing fancy, but good quality

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Great place to dine out wonderful friendly service great meal couldn't fault it recommend to try

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Belinda Gough

Great food, excellent service, actual bar and restaurant still has a funny set up, but loads of outdoor seating and lots of people pouring through the doors for meals. Would recommend to try it out.

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Kay Bayly

Great service lovely location a definite must try.

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Michael Oliver

A nice dining experience, meals were nice, although my Chicken Breast was quite small a little overcooked, on the dry side. But all in all a good meal.

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This was an excellent meal and the staff were very friendly and very efficient. We would definitely return

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Emma Clark

Really good pub food and great service at reasonable prices.

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Roberta Taylor

Great Food & Excellent Service by the waitress!!

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Barry Tomkinson

Very nice meal / we all had the fish and chips :-)

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Zoe West

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

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Great food fantastic service

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Garlic bread outstanding, had to take half home, had the chicken salad with fried new potatoes beautiful just too big will be back

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Good food, kid friendly and we have been back several times now

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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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Ian Swain

A great family meal with our daughters The service couldn't have been more courteous & friendly. Many thanks to all the ladies at The Cranford Ale House

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My Wife and I had a very good experience. It’s not just about the meal. Thank you

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Kylie Purcell

Great food, always reliable. Service was fantastic with an amazing hostess!

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Mandy Bainbridge

This was our second time at Cranford Ale House. Again the food and service were excellent! Mains are a generous size and so much better than a normal pub meal. Will be returning :)

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Only "complaint" would be too much food. The portions were overwhelming compared to our experiences at other Chch restaurants. We will be back but next time we'll order more strategically.

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Lawrence Hough

Great food, decent serving size & awesome staff

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Josie Welch

Lovely meal! Excellent food

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Garlic Caibartta bread outstanding and all our meals were prefect will be back

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Adam Teo

Cranford Ale House delivered brilliantly and the food were amazing!

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Fiona Bester

Yummy food. We really enjoyed the shared platter as a starter.
Great sized burgers from the kids menus. Suited my 9 and 10 year olds appetites perfectly.
Good attentive staff. A great meal out.

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Great food and great price.
Friendly service

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Rach Dunlop

Felt nice and easy taking our kids there. Very accommodating with bringing kids meals out promptly so they weren’t waiting long.

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Service was good and staff nice, but food was bland.

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Great service, good food and child friendly

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Charlotte Reid

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was delicious and generous serves.

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Had a great time. Meal was beautiful. Staff very friendly.

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Angelie Malolot

Great service.

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Melissa Jeffrey

Great easy casual dining experience

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Alan Dearden

A great meal in great atmosphere. The steak was cooked to my liking, however my wife’s salmon was a little over cooked but still tasty. Great drink prices. We will definitely be back. The restaurant was very full yet the service was excellent.

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