When The Ferry Ale House opened its doors on ANZAC Day 2008, its glistening copper welcoming all – a staple of all Ale Houses around the country, a new era in Southern Hospitality was started. Drawing on their ties with the South, rugby and the support of their sister restaurant The Bealey’s Speight’s Ale House, The Ferry Ale House has gone from strength to strength over the last five years.

With the majority of their managers and senior staff having been with the company since opening day the direction of the business has been ably managed. Ongoing commitment to local community groups such as The Ferrymead Rotary, Canterbury Wind Sports Association, Carlton Redcliffs Hockey, and Ferrymead Bays Football has allowed the Ale House to further its reputation for excellent southern hospitality.

Their extensive menu combines the best flavours of the south with affordability and generous servings. Ale House staples such as their Ploughman’s Pork Belly, Lambs Fry, Blue and Gold (blue cod) and Pig Hunter Ribs. Their kitchen team has a mix of local and international chefs, combined with varying levels of experience and ongoing in house training and development.

The Ferry Ale House is happy to assist local sports teams and community groups with fundraising. They have a great history of hosting quiz nights, both on a regular basis for their customers, and as one off events for private parties.

These nights are great fun, and provide the groups with an excellent night’s entertainment, in a social competition designed for all ages. Minimum numbers apply. For more information, contact The Ale House directly.


The Ferry Speight's Ale House,
2 Waterman Pl, Christchurch 8023