Speight’s sails into London

The first Speight’s Ale House outside of NZ has opened in London, after an epic 75-day boat journey. The pub set sail from Dunedin and passed through Samoa, Panama, the Bahamas and New York before reaching London’s Canary Wharf. After two weeks of official functions, the pub was transported to its permanent location above Temple tube station, between London’s Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges on the River Thames. “It is the first and only Speight’s Ale House outside of New Zealand and already it has a strong following of London-based kiwis who’ve been watching its journey all the way here with keen interest,” said Speight’s marketing manager, Sean O’Donnell. “We’re really excited to be bringing New Zealanders in London what they’ve asked for – a cold Speight’s!”


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Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

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