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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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“goat curry” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Went for dinner on Sunday 8/7/2018 7.30pm. Quiet night with maybe 12 people in total and at least 5 front of house staff. Our order was taken , drinks took 10 minutes and only received them when we asked staff. Meal still hadn't arrived at...More

Thank mikeypeck
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I had a wonderful meal here! My pate was a very generous serving and divine; the battered fish to follow was beautifully cooked. The waiter assigned to our table was attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Nice ambience, warm and friendly. Thanks folks!

Thank suemills53
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Will not be returning to this venue. While the wait staff were lovely, my steak was well over cooked so I asked if the meal could be done again. It took ages and then the meal was missing the yorkshire pudding, so I asked the...More

1  Thank PhilippaE42
Reviewed 19 May 2018 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 18 May 2018 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 13 May 2018

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 13 May 2018 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 5 May 2018

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 May 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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