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Speights Ale House

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30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3442
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“goat curry” (7 reviews)
“chowder” (7 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here recently on a Friday and were quite surprised at how quiet it was, in terms of the number of diners. Good service and we didn’t have to wait long for our food. I had the pork belly and partner had the...More

Thank Judave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with friends for a quiz night. Very busy inside with friendly staff. Got a table and ordered food. Came out pretty quick given how many people were there. That’s when the trouble started. Everyone’s food was terrible. Dry burgers on burnt (yet somehow...More

Thank michaelharpot
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely ale house was a surprise. The different areas that provided either the quieter dining area or the more entertaining area where the football was screened. Considering all the activity happening, we had a quiet area to eat and staff were quick and efficient....More

Thank Abby852
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regular Diners. The seafood chowder is amazing and the mussels too. The pate is delicious as well. Have tried most dishes and they are all delicious. Service is excellent and its beautiful and unique to see te reo Māori used also. Love this place

Thank mrscollins2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a table of 10, booked, great menu choice, Children's menu with drink main and dessert Good selection of salads, GF Good service and nice decor Would eat again

Thank Havefun830
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service with friendly staff. All the meals looked good. I had mussels, they were very tasty. The kids meal was big with an amazing choc brownie dessert.

Thank michelle98781
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for lunch and had mussel fritters and did I pick the right thing on the menu wow they are massive and yum I shared some around and everyone liked them.they looked after my grand daughter and gave her things to keep her busy it...More

Thank steve619
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the mussels which the menu described as two generous fritters. They were more than generous in size and the best I have tasted in a long time. Husband had the Lambs Fry and Bacon, he said was delicious and another generous serving. The...More

Thank Taratat
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Great beer, but is limited to selling ‘Speights.’ The steak is delicious. The salad can be limp though. Inside-outside and limited parking (unless you park on street). It’s a hit and miss when it comes to the place being opened.

Thank Turresian
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Very good food at very reasonable prices, friendly staff, excellent range of beers. A man couldn't ask for more. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank barry19472018
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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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