263 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch Central
Christchurch 8013

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New name, same place...introducing the Bealey Quarter from June 2021.
The Bealey Quarter is a truly unique hospitality and accommodation complex, centrally located in Christchurch. Providing quality, affordable accommodation and the ability to accommodate leisure and business travelers through to large bookings, from colleges to sporting and cultural groups 
The four quarters are made up of, The Lodge, The Courtyard, The Studios, and 'The Bealey' Restaurant, Bar, and Function Room.

  • Our History

    • In 1906 a half-acre block of Samuel Bealey’s land was purchased as 263 Bealey Avenue. The 1950’s saw the site transformed into a hotel known as the Gainsborough Private Hotel. It was seen as one of Christchurch’s premier establishments of the era. The Gainsborough’s name altered slightly throughout the years but even into the 1970’s, the Gainsborough was synonymous with five-staar fine dining in Christchurch. 

      In the 1990’s an Australian company purchased the building that had been operating as the Gainsborough Travel Motel and Hotel and trademarked the name ‘Outlaws’. The Outlaws restaurant catered to families, groups and vast amounts of backpackers that stayed in the accommodation onsite, Pacific Park Hotel, run by the Scenic Circle Group. 

      Our current owner purchased 263 Bealey Avenue in 2004 and started the Speight’s Ale House Bealey in early 2005. These days our Restaurant and Bar is known as 'The Bealey' and the site in which it sits along with our accommodation offerings is known as the 'Bealey Quarter.' 

      While the name on the sign has changed our hallmark of warm southern hospitality hasn't wavered.

    • The February Earthquake of 2011 had disastrous consequences for the accommodation block at the rear of the section, however, the bar and restaurant was left in better shape. The Speight’s Ale House became the place for the community to swap their stories, forget about their troubles and enjoy a pint or two. For the following three years, it was actually NZ Breweries top pouring ‘on premise’ venue in the entire South Island. 

      Today, the accommodation has been rebuilt, with The Lodge being one of the biggest lodge accommodation sites in the South Island.  

      As for us, we are The Bealey. A local hangout for lovers of good food, good beer, and good yarns. We want to celebrate the spirit of Samuel Bealey and bring his love of the great city of Christchurch, and all it has to offer, to your experience with us. 

      Whether it’s your first visit, or your one hundredth, our house is your house, and we are very pleased to have you here. 

  • The Oxford Group

    • The Oxford Group is one of the South Island's largest and most diverse portfolio of hospitality venues. Find out more about our Group and our hugely popular loyalty program, The Oxford Club here.

  • About The Oxford Group

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