We rocked into Hamilton in the late afternoon and were a bit dismayed to realise that - although there were a number of accommodation options, the chances of getting a meal looked grim. As the only other option was trying our luck further down the road, my partner suggested we try the local pub where both bed and dinner should be available....and so we stumbled upon the Hamilton Inn. The rooms are small, but quaintly furnished and comfortable. Our room was under the gabled roof so headroom was a little low in some areas but we soon got used to that. The bathroom was very small but the water was hot and it was a pleasant surprise to have an ensuite! The beer and wine selections are limited, but perfectly adequate for an enjoyable evening and the pub food was excellent! Well prepared and presented and the portions were very satisfying. We also got chatting with another 'blow-in' couple and ended up having a fun evening making new friends and getting to know the publican, John, his delightful family and assorted pets. John and Gina also have a mineral, spring and rainwater bottling business. Keep an eye out for it and make sure you try some while you're there.