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Review of Speights Ale House

Speights Ale House
Ranked #40 of 425 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Close to motel so I could walk. It was Tesday so quiz night however as the restaurant area was to one side it wasn't too distracting except if you were tempted to join in. Fantastic staff, great food.

Thank Trundles800
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

This a good pub with friendly service. The usual Speights beers went down OK but our Blue and Gold fish and chips were over cooked so the fish was soft not chunky as it should have been.

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Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Warm and inviting inside on a cold July evening, with no need to book. Wait staff were excellent, getting our order through before a large booking arived. Menu choices as you would expect, and all meals tasty. Dont expect to order anything other than speights beer though! Not that thats a bad option....

Would happily eat there again with the family

Thank Dan R
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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. Fail.
Ordered the 'signature' Med/R Southern Man Scotch and it looked good. It was overcooked, tough and had gristle right through it. Sent it back and left. Fail.
The on-line menus seem to be more up to date than the ones in the venue
"Foundation" was a better idea.
I'll leave the Alehouse to the rugby crowds.
(First time I've sent a meal back. Ever.)

Thank Dave_Fraser
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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 8.15 at which time I asked what was happening? No adequate response so we left. What was most annoying, not once did any staff come over and check with us even though we were head turning and looking at them. It was like we were invisible. Not once were we approached. The service wasn't bad because there was no service to even rate.

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Thank mikeypeck
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