NZ Pub Company

New Zealand kind of Pubs for New Zealand kind of people

The Roaming Giant

The circus was known to frequent Claudelands, bringing with it giant animals such as elephants, giraffes, and even the odd bear. When not delighting the Hamilton public, the animals often made attempts for their freedom with the hope of exploring the neighbouring Claudelands bush. One old newspaper article tells of the disbelief a young boy experienced on his way home from school after coming face to face with an escaped elephant doing its best to hide amongst the trees. This is just one of many accounts of the roaming giants that used to visit this area, and though sightings are rare these days, we’ve got plenty of room out back for them just in case.

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday
11:30am – 11:00pm

11:00am – 11:00pm

Saturday – Sunday
11:30am – 11:00pm


789 Heaphy Terrace
Hamilton, 3214

Contact Details

Phone: 07 853 2790

Visit website ›