Ballarat’s favourite local pub.

At Craig's Royal Hotel

Christmas lunch at Craig’s Royal Hotel is officially open for bookings.
Call us today on (03) 5331 1377 to secure your booking and have an unforgettable Christmas ūü§ć

Welcome to
Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat

Ballarat’s favourite local pub & Ballarat’s FIRST licensed pub!¬†

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig‚Äôs Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Built in 1862 on the site of Bath’s Hotel, Ballarat’s first officially licensed pub, Craig’s has been a goldfield icon since Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, slept in its ornately decorated rooms in 1867 and Dame Nellie Melba famously sang from its balcony in 1908.

Host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 160 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Now, after 5 years extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining, meeting and banquet facilities are re-establishing Craig’s as the finest boutique heritage hotel in the region.

Corner Bar



A casual a la carte menu to suit all styles.

Coffee & Cake are available all day in the Atrium.

Please call (03) 5331 1377 for any further information. Tables can be booked through the link above. 

A range of rooms to suit all styles and budgets.

Each room has been individually decorated with beautiful decor and antiques, meaning no two rooms are the same.

Contact us for your next function or wedding at Craig’s Royal Hotel.¬†

An iconic Ballarat venue that will be sure to make your event come to life.

High Tea

High tea commences at 2pm every Sunday.

Bookings are essential, dietary’s and full payment upon booking is required.

Adult: $75

Children (Ages 4-12): $30

Gift Cards Available!

Speak to our staff to find out more! 

Currently available for purchase within the venue. Online sales coming soon!