The Black Hill Hotel

at 502 Peel Street , 3350

The Black Hill Hotel - Your Local

The Black Hill Hotel
502 Peel Street
Ballarat , VIC 3350
Contact Phone
P: +61 3 5334 4635


The Black Hill Hotel is two minutes from Ballarat’s CBD, with ample off street parking. Tradesmen's utes with trailers accommodated. It is cosy and warm in winter and comfortably air conditioned in summer. The beer garden provides a great place to enjoy the outdoors while remaining under cover. The well appointed Function Room provides space for those special occasions, business and other gatherings. The hotel, originally named “The Royal Oak” was established in 1864, nearly 150 years ago, to cater to the needs of the miners at the nearby Black Hill mine. Much smaller when first built, it has been added to on several occasions to reach its current size and format. The name “Black Hill Hotel” was adopted around the 1960's.. The Black Hill Hotel is proud to be "my local" for people in and around the district, The pub, incorporating the Bistro, provides a friendly, casual place to relax, catch up with friends and family and enjoy a meal and beverages.

How To Get to The Black Hill Hotel

Getting to the Black Hill is easy. Simply catch a Black Hill bus from the city, or toward the city if you are approaching from Black Hill or Ballarat North. The bus travels along Peel Street and there are stops either side of the road within 100 yards of the front door.

Opening time

  • Tuesdays: 16:00- 22:00
  • Wednesdays: 16:00- 22:00
  • Thursdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Fridays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Saturdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Sundays: 12:00- 23:00


Price category
$$ (10-30)
Services The Black Hill Hotel provides
The Black Hill Hotel specialties

Friday night footy down at the black hill. Rivalry night, Blues vs Pies. $5.50 schooners of draught and dry siren-to-siren. And for the non-beer fans - Vodka refresco (vodka, fresh apple, lime and cucumber) $8 all night long.

Published on 2015-05-01 05:19:03 GMT

To our valued patrons, after receiving a number of enquiries over the weekend, we would like to advise that the Black Hill Hotel does not have an ATM, and cash out is no longer available. Customers are welcome to pay via EFTPOS with no fees or surcharge, however we do have a $10 minimum for EFTPOS purchases. Thank you and look forward to seeing you at the black hill. -Management and Staff of the Black Hill Hotel

Published on 2015-09-08 03:19:16 GMT

This weekend at the Black Hill - $5 Corona & Tecate, $5.50 draught and dry Schooners during the footy and our new favourite Brunswick Bitter on tap is just $5 for a 330mL specialty Pilsner glass! Get in and take advantage

Published on 2015-07-31 06:23:01 GMT

To our valued patrons, we will be closed on Tuesday 1st September 2015 due to the installation of new kitchen equipment. We will re-open on Wednesday 2nd September from 4pm. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. - Management and staff of the Black Hill Hotel

Published on 2015-08-31 02:55:06 GMT

Grand Final day at the Black Hill. First goal kicker and Norm Smith Medal sweeps, 3 big screens with the game and a great beer garden to enjoy the sunshine. Come on down!

Published on 2015-10-03 02:19:36 GMT

MUSIC SUNDAYS. - the weather was turned on beautifully for us yesterday. AZIO ROCKED the Black Hill Hotel - first Sunday for 2015. We had a great bunch of people having a relaxing afternoon's entertainment - thanks to the band and thanks to all for coming. NEXT SUNDAY - HIGHWAY 8 will be at the Black Hill. Come and we'll do it all again. Cheers.

Published on 2015-01-18 21:48:42 GMT

MUSIC SUNDAYS at the Black Hill Hotel is back. AZIO is coming to us this Sunday. Don't miss it - come and have a relaxing Sunday arvo from about 3.30 - see you then.

Published on 2015-01-13 23:30:10 GMT

We made it through the festive season safely and enjoyed some time with family and friends. Back to normal now - as we said recently, still on break regarding Music Sundays as a lot of musicians are taking a break themselves. We will resume regular Music Sundays on SUNDAY 18th January, when AZIO comes to play. Meanwhile do drop in for a meal and/or a drink or two - we look forward to seeing you. cheers Tikki and Brian

Published on 2015-01-02 21:11:39 GMT

Whoops. Correction to Holiday Hours (below) - we are CLOSED on Sunday 28th December (tomorrow).

Published on 2014-12-27 05:46:06 GMT

Update on our Holiday hours: We are opening at 4.00pm and serving dinner on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 We are closed as usual on Monday 29 We are opening at 4.00pm Tuesday 30th, serving dinner, and also Wed 31st (New Year's Eve) We are closed New Year's Day then - back to business as usual. Next Music Sunday will be on 18th January, when we have AZIO coming to play.

Published on 2014-12-27 01:00:07 GMT

The Crew at the Black Hill wishes you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We will not be open on Boxing Day, nor on New Year's Day - otherwise open as usual (not Mondays of course)

Published on 2014-12-24 22:29:34 GMT

Last Sunday was the last gig for 2014 and we enjoyed a cracking afternoon with The Copycats from Ballaarat. Tiki and I were happy to get to bed after a very busy week, but it was great fun and we had lots of people there enjoying the music and catching up with friends. Our next MUSIC SUNDAYS is on Sunday 18 January. AZIO is coming to play and we are looking forward to another great afternoon.

Published on 2014-12-24 22:27:27 GMT

MUSIC SUNDAYS - great afternoon with Tangent last Sunday - in addition to the band, Simmo did a bit, our favourite flautist had a blow and they all raged on until about 7.30. Lots of people dropped in for a drink, a chat and a dance. - and this Sunday we have the Copycats from Ballaarat returning for one last blast before Christmas. Starts 3.30 pm. See you Sunday.

Published on 2014-12-16 21:08:24 GMT

Music Sundays - today from 3:30pm. Tangent is tuning up ready to go. See you soon.

Published on 2014-12-14 02:33:12 GMT

MUSIC SUNDAYS AT THE BLACK HILL HOTEL. This coming Sunday, come and enjoy TANGENT with Steve, Gary, Dana, Peter and Leon here to entertain. From 3.30 pm and you can stay for dinner. See you here.

Published on 2014-12-09 06:08:21 GMT

MUSIC SUNDAYS at the Black Hill ---and this Sunday please come in and be entertained by THUNDERPUPPETS - their return to Ballarat gig. Rock'n'Roll - NO STRINGS ATTACHED. 3.30 pm onwards.

Published on 2014-12-04 23:34:42 GMT

Trivia again tonight. Come and knock over the reigning champions! Win a gift voucher or a good bottle of wine from our cellar. See you here.

Published on 2014-12-04 03:04:04 GMT

This week we are hosting Trivia in the lounge again on Thursday, starting 7.30 pm. Come in and grab a meal then join in the competition. Then - MUSIC SUNDAYS at the Black HIll - The Copycats from Ballaarat will be back to play some rock and roll and a bit of other fun stuff. Come over for a laid back, relaxing Sunday afternoon.

Published on 2014-11-26 02:11:38 GMT

Hey Hey - it's Sunday the weather is smiling on us (for a change.....) and Syrah (which is a nice red wine when it is not a laid back music duo) is playing for us at the Pub. See you soon.

Published on 2014-11-22 23:22:10 GMT

Trivia tonight and some new participants have promised to come and give the regulars a run for their money! Be there and see what happens.

Published on 2014-11-20 04:51:43 GMT

MUSIC SUNDAYS AT THE PUB. Chill out crowd at the pub yesterday - great atmosphere, good rock'n'roll - top Sunday afternoon. If you weren't there you missed it (funny that...) Next Sunday, Syrah will entertain - Joy and Rob - same time (3.30), same place - see you here.

Published on 2014-11-16 21:17:36 GMT

MUSIC SUNDAY TOMORROW! THUNDERPUPPETS will be here. 3.30 pm onwards. DON'T MISS IT. You'll have a great afternoon.

Published on 2015-01-31 08:13:42 GMT

MUSIC SUNDAYS AT THE BLACK HILL. This Sunday (25th - Oz day weekend) please join us for a laid back afternoon with HIGHWAY 8..Starts around 3.30pm as usual. See you here.

Published on 2015-01-22 23:17:06 GMT

Trivia last night was a lot of fun and the competition is growing - some new faces and some missing ones back again - welcome back from your travels Ell. See you next week or drop in Sunday for some laid back music and a pleasant afternoon.

Published on 2014-11-20 23:23:35 GMT

The Black Hill Hotel will be open from 5pm today.

Published on 2015-05-20 23:13:10 GMT

Anzac Day @ the black hill hotel. Open from 12pm. Pies vs Bombers on two screens, free sausage sizzle, incl. vegetarian option from 1-4pm. Lest We Forget

Published on 2015-04-24 06:26:46 GMT


Published on 2015-04-23 04:52:57 GMT

Come on down this afternoon - looks like being our last MUSIC SUNDAY AT THE BLACK HILL prior to handover to the new publican - but fear not - MUSIC SUNDAYS will continue. Cheers Tiki and Brian

Published on 2015-03-22 00:59:52 GMT

MUSIC SUNDAY AT THE BLACK HILL. This coming Sunday we will be entertained by HIGHWAY 8. 4 pm to 7 pm. Don't miss it.

Published on 2015-03-17 05:53:03 GMT

Hamster is close. SPG here this afternoon for MUSIC SUNDAY AT THE BLACK HILL. See you soon.

Published on 2015-03-14 23:19:49 GMT

Music Sundays at the Black Hill It's on again next Sunday - the rodent - aka Hampster (Ke?) is coming again on the 15th. See you here with SPG.

Published on 2015-03-10 01:23:31 GMT

State of Origin tonight at the Black Hill. NSW v QLD. $5.50 Schooners siren to siren. Bonus pot for wearing your blues or maroons gear!

Published on 2015-05-27 01:42:33 GMT

Pre drinks happy hour at the black hill to celebrate Ballarat band Gold Fields gig tonight at Karova Lounge. Draught, Dry and Bulmers cider pots $4, Pints $8, and basic spirits $5.5 from 7-9pm! Get down to the black hill ! *Front bar only

Published on 2015-07-03 03:41:12 GMT

Well, it's time for us to go. Gus Raschilla, of Table 48 fame, is now the publican at the Black Hill Hotel. Tikki and I have faded into the sunset (or somewhere akin thereto). We thank you all for your support and encourage you to continue to support the pub and in particular, MUSIC SUNDAYS. Live music is essential to good entertainment and there are some fantastic bands in Ballarat so get behind them and enjoy the music and entertainment. Cheers to all Tikki and Brian.

Published on 2015-03-30 10:57:17 GMT

Trivia is on again tonight - jackpot starting to take off again - up to $50 for tonight. Then there are the regular prizes as well - some good people to meet and have a bit of fun with.

Published on 2014-09-03 23:07:17 GMT

Father's day coming up - why not book a table for lunch or dinner at the Black Hill Hotel - great way to spend some of the day.

Published on 2014-09-03 23:05:55 GMT

Our trivia game is on again tonight - come join the fun.

Published on 2014-08-28 06:19:44 GMT

We have some interesting new dishes on the blackboard for this week: Crispy Thai spiced chicken breast with sweet potato mash and satay sauce Pan fried sticky pork fillet with lentils, carrots and celery Chocolate mudcake icecream with house made ganache Sticky rice with coconut milk and pineapple. Do come in and give these a try. ALSO - IN THE BAR - MEXICAN MADNESS Tacos or Nachos with a Tequila as an optional extra.....

Published on 2014-08-28 06:18:53 GMT

It's Father's Day on Sunday 7th September. Bring Dad for lunch at the Black Hill. We'll look after him. Bookings are open now.

Published on 2014-08-22 06:42:37 GMT

Well, the jackpot WAS up to $125 last night, but we must have had some knowledgeable people there because three teams picked the correct answers, so it is gone. Next week we start again with a new jackpot. Trivia next Thursday..

Published on 2014-08-22 06:41:20 GMT

Hey - the jackpot is back up to $125 and Trivia is on again tonight. Come and join the fun and see if you can carry off a prize. It's nice and warm in the pub and we have a couple of new foodie specials on the board too. Pan fried sticky pork fillet with lentils and sweet potato mash Crispy Chicken breast in Thai spices served with satay sauce AND - for dessert - Sticky rice pudding with coconut milk and pineapple

Published on 2014-08-21 04:15:09 GMT

We'll be watching the footy tonight - pints of Carlton Draught or Southern Bay (Diggers) Draught at $7.50 during the game. Come in, have a beer and a bit to eat watch with us. Trivia last night - a bit quieter than usual - a few other things on around town. The jackpot prize is growing again, up to $100 last night and still running, so get your thinking caps on and be there next week. Weekly prizes as usual. Look forward to seeing you.

Published on 2014-08-15 04:31:31 GMT

We've been a bit quiet on the page lately - busy doing stuff! Our new jackpot is now at $50 - not won last week. Come and join the contest, have a feed and a few drinks. Game starts 7.30pm so come a bit earlier for some dinner.

Published on 2014-07-30 22:18:37 GMT

Trivia last Thursday night - great night and ESPECIALLY because the Jackpot was won for the first time, by one of our regular teams. It reached $300. Now we start again. Of course our regular prizes were won too - $50 meal voucher, drinks, bottles of wine. It's on again next Thursday, starting at 7.30pm - do come along and join in. We are also doing pints of Carlton Draught or Southern Bay Draught for $7.50 while the footy is on, each Friday and Saturday night - come in from the cold, have a bite to eat and a couple of beers while watching the footy. Cheers.

Published on 2014-07-19 04:23:25 GMT

Midday on Wednesday 9th and it is 4 degrees outside - and wet as well. But that's OK, the Pub is warm and cosy inside. Tomorrow night is trivia night and the jackpot is still climbing - up to $275 now. Come and join the throng - try your skills and general knowledge. Friday and Saturday nights in the bar we will be serving $7.50 pints of Carlton Draught or Diggers (Southern Bay) Draught while the footy is on so come down, grab a meal and enjoy a pint or two with the football. Have your own happy hour in the bar any time you like - buy a beer card and enjoy 8 pots for the price of 7. Cards don't expire - you can use them over several nights if you like. Come to where it's warm and cosy - the Black Hill

Published on 2014-07-09 03:20:25 GMT

Bit slow this week - EOFY!! Trivia is still on tonight and the jackpot has not yet been won so up to $250 this time. We look forward to an interesting contest. Come down, have a meal and a couple of beverages and join the fun.

Published on 2014-07-03 06:38:33 GMT

Meantime, back at the Trivia...... The crowd is growing, the prizes are moving - but the jackpot is still there, and up to $225 for this coming Thursday. See you at Trivia.

Published on 2014-06-24 05:31:34 GMT

Winter with a vengeance! Oh well, that's Ballarat for you - I'm still waiting for that snow that everyone keeps telling me will happen soon. Never mind, the pub is warm and cosy, the fire's going, the meals are hot and tasty, we have a good selection of reds and you can also get a cold beer to help warm you up.

Published on 2014-06-24 05:30:02 GMT

Thursday is also "Local's Night" - come and be a Black Hill local - meet a few of the neighbours, have a couple of bar snacks - and a meal if you fancy - and generally join the community.

Published on 2014-06-18 03:48:57 GMT

Another week, another Trivia night coming up tomorrow evening. And the jackpot still hasn't been taken so it's now up to $200. See you then.

Published on 2014-06-18 03:41:40 GMT

Another week, another Trivia night tonight. See you there. World cup starts tonight also and we will have it on TV.

Published on 2014-06-11 22:37:19 GMT

Trivia last night was a lot of fun - some great people came and enjoyed the night. one pulled the Jackpot. Up to $175 for next Thursday with most determined to be there and have a crack. TONIGHT - SOME GREAT ROCK AND ROLL FROM HIGHWAY 8 in the lounge and bar.

Published on 2014-06-06 05:44:17 GMT

Wednesday already! Come to the pub tomorrow night, enjoy a meal and a game of trivia and have a crack at the jackpot prize - up to $150 now! Not only, but also - Friday night we have HIGHWAY 8 to entertain us - great rock and roll and good guys all. Come and join the fun.

Published on 2014-06-04 07:37:44 GMT

This evening (Sunday) we will be cleaning the beer lines. Drop in after 6.30 for a discounted pot or two! $2.50 pots while we empty the lines.

Published on 2014-06-01 03:12:00 GMT

The weekend's been fun - the Murphys enjoyed a 70th birthday for the patriarch of the house. Darren turned 50 and celebrated with family and friends. His pet python, Brigitte, didn't get a guernsey this time, though she has been known to curl up around a bar stool in the past. We had some new friends come over from Sebas on the other side of the city for some drinks and pool - welcome to them.

Published on 2014-06-01 03:08:33 GMT

Thursday Trivia came and went - it was a good night, but guess what. THE JACKPOT is still there and up to $150 for next Thursday. Grab a couple of friends and join in. Next Friday night we are proud to host HIGHWAY 8 again in the lounge and bar. Come along and enjoy some rock'n'roll, have a meal, a couple of drinks and a dance.

Published on 2014-05-31 03:43:06 GMT

Some interesting specials on this week: Squid ink pasta with poached egg, fried capers and smoked salmon Lamb kofta on rosemary skewers with pink yoghurt, cucumber shards and olive & tomato salad. That's in addition to our usual comprehensive menu with all the pub favourites and other foods...

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