The Western Hotel, Ballarat Central VIC

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The Western Hotel, Ballarat Central VIC

The Western Hotel is a hotel located in Ballarat Central, Victoria. They have a bar and offer accommodation.
They have an average rating of 4.2 out of 659 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 2 to 5.
My partner had the beef burger and I had the risotto. Both meals were delicious. The beef burger was huge and juicy, and the risotto was perfect. I highly recommend The Western Hotel. Great staff, very friendly.


The Western Hotel does not appear to have any published opening hours, but you may find some more information on their website.
1221 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Latest reviews for The Western Hotel, Ballarat Central VIC

Mick B
02/06/2024
Bad Service and average food. The waitress in the lounge kept staring at us as if waiting for is to hurry up and finish our lunchtime meal cuz she haf to be somewhere. Rude bar staff who cut you off whilst ordering meals. Wont be back here again, once again poor Ballarat service not intetested in keeping return customers.
Joy Mills
19/05/2024
We had a lovely meal at the Western Saturday night..was pleasantly surprised when I walked in, hadn't been there for years, is a warm and inviting atmosphere and the food didn't disappoint! Will come again.
Samantha Wallis
13/05/2024
We were told we would have to wait around 25mins for our meals, that wasn't the case they arrived early. Thank you for the delicious food on Mother's Day, we will definitely be returning.
David Hedley
06/05/2024
Shared a meal and drinks with friends who knew the publican and enjoyed the banter. My friend also shared some stories showing what a top bloke the publican is. The meals were great and delivered quickly even though the place was busy. Friendly atmosphere with people all around having a good time in a respectful way.
GDP Transport
25/03/2024
We had our belated Christmas party dinner on Saturday evening and it could not have been better.
Staff were friendly and gave excellent service, fabulous meals and a wonderful atmosphere. Thank you Dan & Team.
Michelle May
24/09/2023
A small group of us decided to catch up over lunch here, and it was definitely worth it. The staff here are so friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely amazing. Thank you.
Judy Bradley
27/08/2023
Had a birthday dinner at the Western Hotel on Fri. Outstanding service from all staff (including a couple of trainees) on a very busy night. We arrived early but the table was ready for us. The meals were delicious and the birthday cake brought out at just the right time making it a memorable occasion.
Amanda Norgate
24/08/2023
A group of friends and I spent a number of the Women's World Cup games at this awesome pub, the staff couldn't have been more accommodating, making sure we had a table near the tv, serving us delicious meals and drinks and even staying open late so we could scream at the television ?

For a group of people who have spent decades getting up in the early hours of the morning to watch World Cup games it was great to have somewhere so welcoming to cheer on the Matilda's.

I would highly recommend this great venue.
Grant Hull
10/08/2023
We took family there for a meal and it did not disappoint. The steaks were beautifully cooked and the other meals delicious. The waiting staff were attentive and followed up after meal delivery to check we had everything we needed. Well done.
Rachael Price
07/08/2023
Had a really enjoyable family dinner out. Menu had lots of great options, and we all really enjoyed our food. The sweet potato rostis were delicious! Excellent service and a great atmosphere.
Lou Lou O'Hara
06/07/2023
My partner had the beef burger and I had the risotto. Both meals were delicious. The beef burger was huge and juicy, and the risotto was perfect.
I highly recommend The Western Hotel.
Great staff, very friendly.
Gillian Clark
06/07/2023
We enjoyed a very pleasant Sunday lunch here. The service was prompt and the food served hot. The young people working in the Bistro were all friendly and helpful. Thanks for a happy Sunday lunch.
Kate Ryan
05/07/2023
I have eaten at this venue twice in 10 days with a friend and then with my family, excellent service , food delicious and great bar service also .Both experiences were delightful. I changed my booking twice and there was no issues . The staff here are great and I thought it was so well managed . Weldone everyone at the western and thank you .
Kate Farlow
03/07/2023
Shared a lovely Sunday lunch, food was delicious. Pumpkin quiche was great and then had the Best sticky date pudding ever! Service was excellent, friendly staff. Easy to find in the Main Street. Highly recommend The Western Hotel.
Lee Lee
26/06/2023
Tried this pub on a Friday night as we are looking for a regular after work drinking venue. After being ignored at the bar for 15mins while everyone around me was served, I got to order drinks and a meal. Staff are young, naive and unfriendly. Smiles from us were met with surly responses. Our meals came quickly and were delicious but expensive. My meal was half the size of my colleagues though. A tall, middle aged guy did approach our table and ask how the meal was, but did not wait to hear our response. And despite being half empty it is a very noisy place.

Sadly not the warm, friendly experience we are looking for!
Mike Farrugia
05/05/2023
Awesome food great service, clean fresh food ,nice staff with a smile, go to for when iam up from Melbourne
Graham Watson
06/03/2023
We asked for extra gravy for a kids meal and were told it wolud cost an extra $2. And we would have to line up at the bar to order it. Then when we did it took half an hour for it to turn up at the table. The kids chips were cold by this time. Bad customer survice. The waitress was rude . We won't be going back here for a meal ever again.
Dylan Hem
20/02/2023
My partner and I had dinner here at the The Western Hotel, we had the flathead and open chicken souv, staff were great, good ambient vibe, the food came very promptly too, very generous serving and really fresh!
Definitely will come again!
Dean Hobson
13/12/2022
Only went here for drinks in the bar, in the past I have eaten in the bistro as well. The place is large, the service is good and the food is classic pub food. Not particularly intimate or quiet though.
Donna Anderson
04/12/2022
We celebrated my Dad's 70th here and it was just perfect. The beer garden was a great spot for a party on a warm summer evening. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the food was delicious and plentiful. Thank you everyone for a great night.
Brooke Hutchings
14/11/2022
Went as a group of about 20, meals were great, service was fast, we ordered a varied range from the menu and everybody was very happy with meals.
Julian Cini
25/07/2022
Been there twice now.
Both times my steak has been cooked at the right level of doneness, which is something I've found other pubs having difficulty with in the past.
Food is good, reasonably priced and kids meals also good. Good beers on tap. Friendly and helpful staff willing to make changes to menu items.
Rebecca Coward
09/07/2022
Lisa was an excellent host. Nothing was to much trouble and went above and beyond her role. Great venue great food. Thanks for making us welcome with your warm approach to service 5 stars
Shaun Storer
13/06/2022
The Western Hotel is a sensational venue in Ballarat. Easy to get to. Great location. Plenty of room for big crowds. Service was excellent. Katrina behind the bar was brilliant. She couldn't do enough to enable us to be comfortable and welcomed. Food was amazing and good coffee. If you are looking for a great meal or a big session, would recommend this Pub.
Daryl Myers
09/06/2022
Such a great place that has a wonderful atmosphere. The staff serve you with a smile even when they are super busy. The place looks and feels well looked after.
The Western has a great menu and ample seating. My kids and I enjoy coming here.
Luke Smith
17/04/2022
Went for a meal and found it to be very nice. All the meals at the table looked great and no complaints
Jamie Vincent
05/04/2022
Stayed in a room with a double bed for 1 night. Cute rooms with shared bathrooms just what we needed on our way through on a road trip. Easy check in and check out. They've got a small shared kitchen as well which was handy. The pub was closing by the time we got there so didn't get to try it out but looked super cute!
Ian J
30/03/2022
Lovely atmosphere great pub meal. Parking out the front can be a little hard to get out off but side street parking is better.
Adrian de Posamentier
06/03/2022
Never let's me down.
Parma is as solid as it gets.
Friendly and knowledgeable team. Six out of five!
Will Gard
05/03/2022
Great meals and service. The 7 of us had a range of meals and we had no complaints on any of them
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