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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%
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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21 - 30 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 30 April 2018

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 24 April 2018 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
Reviewed 28 February 2018

When we arrived on a Monday night recently we thought there wouldn't be many other people dining, however we were surprised to see that the restaurant area was almost full! Despite having a large amount of tables to look after, our drinks and meals arrived...More

Thank chynna
Reviewed 25 February 2018

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

1  Thank Photochicknz
Reviewed 23 February 2018

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

Thank Iola352
Reviewed 10 February 2018 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 9 February 2018

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 RogerT1993
Reviewed 2 February 2018 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

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