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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$, ,
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3442
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“goat curry” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank TAGman810
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank JohnK269
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

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

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.

Thank Joy C
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.

Thank Trundles800
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This a good pub with friendly service. The usual Speights beers went down OK but our Blue and Gold fish and chips were over cooked so the fish was soft not chunky as it should have been.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Warm and inviting inside on a cold July evening, with no need to book. Wait staff were excellent, getting our order through before a large booking arived. Menu choices as you would expect, and all meals tasty. Dont expect to order anything other than speights...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Ive been here before and written nice things. But I don't think I'll try again. They didn't have the Appletons for the cocktail so cancelled that after waiting over 10 minutes. Fail. They didn't have the Auzzie Shiraz on the wine list so had another....More

Thank Dave_Fraser
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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