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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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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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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Carol Wilkins

As usual the staff were friendly and informative and gave great service. The food was very good and we’ll be back!

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becky wilson

A great night, warm and welcoming and yummy food

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Great place to have a meal. We had the chicken burger and lamb dish. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would definitely return!

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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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Friendly, warm atmosphere and staff were lovely and attentive. Entrees were a highlight!

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Perfect as always

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Aliah Franklyn

Really good experience. Staff were lovely and the food was so good !

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we took 2 teenage grandchildren with us to dine and everyone really enjoyed the meal and the service

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Great service and huge portions of good food, will be definitely coming back!

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Friendly, generous service. Great food & atmosphere

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Great food at Cranford Ale House last night. Chose steaks all round. All cooked just the way we ordered. Friendly staff.

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Josie Welch

Fabulous as always

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We went here with our son and what a fantastic atmosphere we had a great time had a wee play 9n the pokies then went straight through and sat down to order our meal being a Friday night it was very lively the staff were super friendly and accommodating they took our order fast and when the meals came out it was awesome hubby had the steak special an added the potato bake he said it was delicious and would have it again and hes very fussy so that's a strong pass from him our son had the southern fried chicken burger and he said its 1 of the best burgers he has ever had he ate all his chips first though as he also said they were too good to stop eating I had the beef schnitzel with chips gravy an salad I dont eat salads but it was very pleasing to the eye so would imagine for people that do eat salads they would enjoy it the chips were very good and I was like my son and ate nearly all of them they were pretty good but the schnitzel OMG it was amazing perfectly cooked crumbs were still crispy and soft not hard an over cooked it was so tender I got 2 beautiful pieces I would hve this again for sure was the best schnitzel I've ever had and the gravy hubby kept asking me if I would ask for the recipe he is a real gravy man an this 1 has to b 1 of his all time favorites love this place would recommend to all especially families with children or people who want a nice easy relaxed meal.

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Chris Buchanan

It was ok

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Jason Gee

Food was great and good portion size,service was good with friendly staff.Would eat there again.

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We booked for three people at the Cranford Alehouse, because none of us hadn't been there before. This was on a Thursday night and we were pleasantly surprised by the " buy one jug and shout your mate for free with another jug" promotion. Also, there was a BBQ going and the lovely waitresses were handing out free sausages. The food was very very good. Would definitely return again.

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Greg Crean

We were impressed. The staff are friendly and attentive and the food was tasty and decent portions. A pleasant experience in all respects.

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Kendal McSorley

Amazing staff and service! First time using first table and it’s such an awesome idea! Thank you

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What a change new owners can make. The place has changed so much for the better as soon as you enter. Topped off with great service and wonderful food equals a great night had by all. We will be back!

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Great

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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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