City Oval Hotel

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City Oval Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Cnr. Mair and Pleasant Streets
Known dates 1929-2024
Other names Kent Hotel
Google maps -37.5577405,143.8396141

The City Oval Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1929-2024.

Site[edit | edit source]

The City Oval Hotel is on the south east corner of Mair Street and Pleasant Street, at what is now 1321 Mair Street.[1]


Location details[edit | edit source]

  • Google maps [1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In July 1917 the publican was fined for breaches of the Licensing Act:

Alice Willemer, licensee of City Oval Hotel, having a door leading to the billiard room locked, 5/-.[2]

In 1941, the publican was fined for breaches of the Licensing Act:

"John Henry McGarey, licensee of the City Oval Hotel, was fined £10 in the city court for disposal of liquor during prohibited hours"[3]

The hotel was offered for sale by auction in September 2011, but no bids were offered to match the vendor bid of $1,200,000.[4]

The Ballarat Courier reported on the difficulties faced by businesses during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. The publicans, Robert Gayton and Julie Gayton spoke about the mental strain of coping with financial pressure and lack of income during the period.[5]

The hotel changed hands in 2023, and was closed from July for 10 weeks for renovations. The hotel reopened on 15 September 2023.[6]

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The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. The City Oval Restaurant, Cafe and Bar, Ballarat. Victoria, 2013, accessdate27 April 2014, http://www.cityoval.com.au/
  2. 2.0 2.1 1917 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 18 July, p. 8. , viewed 21 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155154885
  3. 3.0 3.1 1941 'BALLARAT NEWS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 17 December, p. 2, viewed 4 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8223070
  4. 2011, Nolan, Pat, 'City Oval Hotel auction: no bids for pub', Ballart Courier, 23 September 2011, https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/561908/city-oval-hotel-auction-no-bids-for-pub/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Couzens, Jamie, 'Pain of pub in lockdown', Ballarat Courier, 6 August 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 2023, Melanie Whelan, 'David Canny re-opens City Oval Hotel', Ballarat Courier, 14 September 2023, https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/8349780/city-oval-hotel-re-opens-under-direction-of-regions-hospitality-giant
  7. 1909 Victorian Electoral Roll, Ballarat, Ballaarat
  8. 1913 Electoral Roll, Victoria, Ballarat, Ballaarat
  9. 1920 'LICENSING TRANSFERS', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 August, p. 1. , viewed 03 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article211915038
  10. 1923 'VICTUALLERS LICENSES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 August, p. 1. , viewed 09 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article213824791
  11. 1929 'PROVINCIAL CITIES AND TOWNS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 29 November, p. 16, viewed 8 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203251644
  12. 1930 'LICENSING COURT.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 19 August, p. 13, viewed 30 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202453661
  13. 1942 'HOTEL TRANSFERS GRANTED', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 31 March, p. 4. , viewed 30 Apr 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8239916
  14. 1964, 'HOTEL, OTHER LICENSES, The Age, 1 February 1964, pg.23, https://www.newspapers.com/image/122109730/


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