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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” (7 reviews)
“mussels” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We went for dinner on a Monday night, when it would be rather quiet. The only good thing about the evening was the beers, which were cold. We ordered fish & chips. There was an option for two pieces of fish, so we opted for...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Quiltzig
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The staff were absolutely wonderful and extremely welcoming. We had not booked a table on this Saturday evening but we were shown a table at once and drinks brought to the table, we couldn't fault the service, absolutely marvelous! My husband thoroughly enjoyed a good...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank kimmyevo
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We both had the venison. Both meals, the venison was tough. So tough we left a lot of it as we could not chew it. Still had silverskin on it! Very disappointing. Wont be back.The veges and the mushroom risotto were quite nice. Service was...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Tony505
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Munchkin740
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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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