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Speights Ale House

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3442
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good Food Great Atmosphere for a quick business dinner. They also have a quiz night on Tuesdays. I had a Pale Ale and Bangers and Mash. Good value.

Thank Brentwapwap
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here as it was right next to Waikato Stadium before the Warriors game on Friday 19th May. They had a limited events menu on... with special high prices! Wedges served in a takeaway container for $16!! You're taking the piss right? I had the ribs, what a mistake. Majorly undercooked and tough. We were in a rush before the... More 

Thank Swisscloud
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269 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The home branded beers are good, and the burgers we all had were excellent from all aspects – taste, presentation, and quality of the products. Service was good and prices equivalent to elsewhere

Thank B B
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i cant grizzle about the service on the night, the problem was the mussell platter, my partner(who likes mussels)ate 1 and was very quiet so i ate one and it tasted old, but unsure so i tried another after biting into this one i spat it out immediately(it was off big time)The waitress was friendly and helpful and returned the... More 

Thank hilltop3973
Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meal with friend on a Friday night - good friendly service and reasonable prices. Main meal arrived a bit too quickly - hadn't finished our lovely garlic bread. One main meal could have been warmer - tasted like it had been sitting around for a bit.

Thank Maggie24nz
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Great place. Great service. Food was delicious. I would definitely recommend to people and I'll go again

Thank Dion P
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We booked the private room for a family meeting and were very pleased with the service offered. We all enjoyed doing the quiz together. People enjoyed their meals - I thought the size of some helpings was not helping the obesity crisis..

Thank Christine L
1 review
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Just enjoyed lunch at the Speights Ale House in Hamilton but the super delicious food was just a bonus to the amazing service. The team there were so cool with our 8 year old son which meant we could relax and enjoy our meal. A massive thanks to all the team!!!

Thank MsTurus
Bunnan, New South Wales, Australia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We are visitor's from Hunter region NSW and found this restaurant to be great. Food, service and price were excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful for travellers. Highly recommend.

Thank Denis W
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Food was really good WHEN it finally arrived. We were told 50min wait. When a member of our group went to check on our orders, she was told that they had told us an hour and a half wait on food. There was not very many others in the place, if our group of 20 hadn't been there they would... More 

Thank boof3865

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?