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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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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Thoroughly enjoyed our meal out. Good sized meal, beautifully cooked. Took advantage of the First Table Booking which was a great way to go out for a meal. Thank you.

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Fantastic restaurant and great food!

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Lesley Dunn

A nice family bar restaurant. Burgers were good, friendly service

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Chris Breen

Will be back, enough said

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Mandy Bainbridge

The pickings were slim for a first table booking as I’d left it until the last minute and this was the only pub grub on offer close by. We’d previuously been here a few years back when it was Robbie’s and it was horrid BUT... the Cranford Ale House was EXCELLENT! The dining area was nice and cosy, the staff attentive and the food was brilliant with great portion size and awesome taste. I’d return tomorrow, great place!

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Ali Ross

We have enjoyed several meals here and will go back too. The meals are a good size and good choices. The waitress went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our night and we had extra people join us when we arrived and the table was quickly added to so it was no problem for them to eat with us..

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Meals were delicious and served promptly which was appreciated with an under 5 eating with us. We asked if fish could be crumbed instead of battered and altho not normally prepared that way willingly cooked it for us crumbed. The restaurant was very busy but standard of service didn't disappoint. Recommend restaurant any time.

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Karla Ruru

Great food

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Great

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The restaurant was quite a bit nicer on the inside than we had anticipated. The wait staff were very solicitous and prompt. The food was okay. The calamari were quite bland and my chicken breast was over cooked for my tastes but others may prefer it that way. My partner found her mushroom dish to be quite nice.

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Leana Edwards

This is my 2nd time going and the food there is very delicious (love the malibu panna cotta dessert) and also the staff there have good service skills

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michelle tretheway

This is the second time we have dined here, great selection of food always hard to make a choice, great service and atmosphere, will definitely be back.

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Geena Nicholls

good priced food

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Elizabeth Kelly

Food was enjoyable and service was good.
A bit noisy being a bar at that time of nite.

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Jo Rowlands

Fantastic food and service. Great value for money

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Graeme Bishop

A nice dinner with family, meal size was average, but prompt.
Lovely staff and very helpful

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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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Debbie Schultz

Lovely atmosphere great staff and the food was very nice. Will return

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Rosena Williams

Great service - amazing food! We really enjoyed the variety of food and lovely service. Would definitely dine again.

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Neslyn Joy Baglan

And we're back! Had a great dinner. The steak was cooked to perfection! Not a salad lover but enjoyed the yummy thai beef salad!

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Geoff Colvin

With First Table, it was good value for money. The staff service was excellent.

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Great service, enjoyed the meals.

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We loved it , the kids were well looked after and given coloured pencils and a picture to draw, they loved their meals also. Master 6 said we should go there all the time ! We will be back. Thank you !

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Amy-Leigh Rockhouse

Good experience over All, had snitzel it was lovely.

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Laura Gardener

The service was fantastic, waitress was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and desert was great. Nice pub atmosphere, we will return.

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Tracy-Lee Ford

Had a great steak meal cooked just how we like it and didn't even have to wait long for our food.
great friendly relaxed pub/family friendly resturant atmosphere .
Friendly staff will definitely be back

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Food was really good, we were a table of four and everyone enjoyed their meal. Deceptive: from the street maybe a bit odd, but once inside warm and homely. We will be going back.

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helen vessey

A very pleasant place to eat. Great for kids too. Lovely food ad excellent service from all the staff. Would definitely eat there again. Thanks for a lovely meal

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Aletta Mackenzie

Friendly staff, and the food was good

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Nikki Prins

I was pleasantly surprised by this meal! The ambiance was lovely and the service was attentive. The calamari was a slight let down - it was a little under cooked and lacked a dipping sauce. Our steaks however were cooked to perfection. I would happily dine here again.

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So much better since new people have taken over this restaurant/pub.

Now I can say with confidence that the food was at a high standard for pub grub and service to go with it. Keep it up please as the locals do enjoy going here

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