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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$, ,
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3442
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are travelling throughout New Zealand and have visited many Speight Ale Houses and they have all been very good. We recently visited the Hamilton location and found the food and the service superb. Would definitely recommend a visit here

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 181788Happycamper
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Best blue cod meal I have had for long time also generous portion although did order large size friend had steak which they also said was good

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jow64
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Speights Ale House offers a good menu, friendly service and a pleasant environment. An added bonus is their kids menu. Prices are good too. We been many times and have yet to be disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LynIsMe
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Travelled to Hamilton early to avoid the traffic before the show. Had great experience in Invercargill's one, so thought we'd try this franchise. Both the meats in the meals were slightly over-cooked - not so much to make it unpleasant, but not as ordered. the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TAGman810
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Called here Saturday afternoon, several tv screens showing the rugby which we really enjoyed. Not rugby fans at all. Not much choice in drinks, it's Speights and that's it. A jug represents the best value. After a few beers we moved round to the dining...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JohnK269
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We decided to eat here on Tuesday night. There was a pub quiz night so the place was busy but not too intrusive. The meals were really lovely and very generous.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PerthMumof2
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Just had dinner here tonight Will definitely be back Steak was perfectly cooked Chicken parsel was delicious Excellent service See you again Compliments to Chef an Staff 2 very happy 1st time customers

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 7 October 2018

A little disapointed as the staff had to ask the chef if I could have my steak MR ???? then my meal was look warm , microwaved the mash and gravy for me. Then asked for a special coffee and 3 of the staff could...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DeborahM3292
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Nothing to rave about, but a good variety of food catering to a wide range of tastes. Good value for money with a comfortable pub atmosphere and decor. Plenty of parking so no hassles there. A quick and easy option for a meal out.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank joyc403
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Close to motel so I could walk. It was Tesday so quiz night however as the restaurant area was to one side it wasn't too distracting except if you were tempted to join in. Fantastic staff, great food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Trundles800
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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