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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$, ,
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3442
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Having been here twice before, it was a fairly safe option for a table of 9. But not to be.. I had the fish one piece was cooked, one had uncooked soggy flour. Some had soup and bread, couldn't eat the bread as it was...More

Thank Photochicknz
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent with a good choice and variety. Surroundings were very pleasant.

Thank Iola352
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the lamb shank (2) to share with sides of vegetables and mashed potatoes. The lamb was truly lovely and Moana, the server made excellent suggestions and was very friendly and professional. Make it a stop. You will not be disappointed

Thank rkeen2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to dinner tonight and my fellow diners were perplexed beforehand as they are world traveled and I chose a pub for our dinner. They were greatly surprised how great the quality service and greetings in Maori was. Our servers headed by Trent and...More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed with our family experience. Staff were friendly, when ordering from the menu we all decided to purchase the fresh blue cod. That was a mistake...Don't order the fresh southern blue cod blue. No finger bowl was offerred for the prawn dish. The Toilets need...More

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Our last night in nz and we went here and couldn't have been happier Food was great atmosphere was fabulous and the staff were ALL so helpful and polite Loved the raspberry creme brulee

Thank brooke268
Reviewed 17 December 2017

My husband and I went here for dinner and the service was amazing. The food was delicious - I had the Chicken, Cranberry and Brie Burger whilst my husband had the Lamb Shanks. The only complaint we had was that the Lamb Shank was only...More

Thank TwinkD
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Husband and I had a very good lunch today made even better by the friendly man named Mouvaka(bet I got that wrong) and other staff. Len's sausage, and mash went down very quickly and my mussel fritters were a treat. Good value for money as...More

Thank hukanui76
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Big meals and nice beer - friendly staff and nice sitting in outside area on a warm night. Been a few years since I have been in Hamilton but this place still worth eating at.

Thank Flemo72
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Wanted a place with a solid reputation to take some members of my family to celebrate a birthday. At Speights it was easy to make the booking, easy to find parking, the service was friendly and the food excellent.

Thank JonTelamar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 3442
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Speights Ale House in Hamilton is perfectly situated between two of Hamiltons great focal points; the Waikato River and Waikato Stadium. It's the ideal place to meet before or after a stadium event, be it rugby or a concert. The bar may be modern but you'll enjoy the rustic decor with schist rock, exposed wooden beams and copper piping creating a true southern ambience. The menu has hearty southern fare and has its own quirky personality - we reckon it's the only menu featuring 'Moa' or 'Arran's Sore Ribs'. All of which tastes even better when accompanied by and award winning Speights ale off the tap.
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