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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 1 October 2017

Really disappointed with our meal. Told by one of the four bar staff chatting behind the bar that "we don't look busy but the dining room is full" and we were welcome to order but that there would be no table service. The Scotchman steak...More

Thank syd652016
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We went with the family for a dinner out, and the service was fantastic. We were suggested the All you can Eat Ribs, which was not advertised and 2/6 people in the group got this. The only Issue I had was that a steak knife...More

Thank wilkinsonamy400
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect as a few years ago I came and didn't think it was anything spectacular but ordered the black cherry chicken and it was yuuuuuuummy! Lovely flavour combination and I shared the alehouse breads with one other and I was quite...More

Thank RoseC3084
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Caught up with family for a meal in the evening during our stay in Hamilton. Amazing service and great food. Huge portions

Thank Janlh_13
Reviewed 24 August 2017

V Connie ant to our hotel, we went early (1800) on a Monday evening, service was friendly and quick, food/ menu was 'good pub Fayre' Place began to liven up , with a quiz, as we were leaving, and looked to be popular. We'd go...More

Thank SirSidParker54
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Went to the Speights Ale House for a family birthday - a party of 5 adults & 2 children. We were more than happy with level of service which was very friendly & helpful. The children enjoyed their choice of meal & drinks. The adults...More

Thank retep42
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Came here for the first time when we were down in Hamilton and had taken the parents for lunch. To start with the staff do greet you well and are as quick as you choose to take the order.....when we there , there was a...More

Thank Munchkin740
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Im sorry, been to other Speights Ale houses and they have been awesome, but not this one. Not greeted at door, had to go and find someone, food was disgusting (chicken filo wrap) couldn't eat it, steak so tough it couldn't be cut with a...More

Thank dimarshall63
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday night with our 4 boys and my inlaws. The staff were friendly enough but our booking was incorrect (6 places not 6pm) and the waiter looked annoyed that we were late (original was 5pm) we explained the mistake, he moved...More

Thank melissagilbert9691
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Evening meal..was great.The service we received was impeccable and our waiter was the most polite person we have come across in along while. We hardly had to wait for our meals and drinks and it was all good!!!

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