Jackson's & Co.

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Jackson's & Co.
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Town Ballarat
Street Cnr. Mair and Lydiard Streets
Closed April 2016
Known dates 2013-2016
Other names Jackson's Hotel (1860)
Federal Hotel (1900s)
Railway Hotel (1913)
The Sporting Globe (2016)
Evidence Building still in use

Jackson's & Co. was a hotel in Ballarat, <2013-2016.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was on the southwest corner of Lydiard Street and Mair Street. The site had been the location of Ballarat's original post office. A hotel was built in 1860, and the site has been used as a hotel since then. The original Jackson's Hotel building, erected in 1860, is still in use.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In 2013 the owners completed the reconstruction of the lace veranda, which had originally been added to the Federal Hotel, but removed in 1860s.[2] In 2013, the reconstruction of the veranda won the owners a Ballarat Heritage Award: Conservation of a Heritage Place or Historic Collection - Special Recognition for for contribution to heritage streetscape.[3]

In June 2014 the hotel appointed a new chef, Jeff Trotter, who announced the hotel menus would feature regional produce.[4] Trotter had previously been chef at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld.

The hotel was sold in January 2016 to the Sporting Globe franchise.[5]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In June 2014 the chef was Jeff Trotter.[4]
  • In January 2016, the owner was Tadcaster Hospitality.[6]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jacksons & Co, 2013, http://www.jacksonsandco.com.au/history, accessed 11 February 2014
  2. 2013, Whelan, Melanie, 'Jackson's & Co balcony brings a little history back', Ballarat Courier 9 March 2013, viewed 7 May 2018, https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/1352761/jacksons-co-balcony-brings-a-little-history-back/
  3. City of Ballarat, 2013 Awards, http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/lae/awards-and-ceremonies/ballarat-heritage-awards/2013-ballarat-heritage-awards/jacksons-co,-201-mair-street.aspx
  4. 4.0 4.1 2014, Irving, Kara, 'New Jackson's and Co head chef to introduce regional produce to menu', 18 June 2014, Ballarat Courier, https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/2361359/new-jacksons-and-co-head-chef-to-introduce-regional-produce-to-menu/
  5. 2016, Pollock, Michael, 'New sports bar to open in August', Ballarat Courier 5 July 2016, viewed 7 May 2018, https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4011097/the-sporting-globe-reveals-ballarat-plan/
  6. 2016, Pollock, Michael, 'Jackson's and Co. expected to re-open as sports bar', Ballarat Courier 25 February 2016, viewed 7 May 2018, https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/3750994/jacksons-and-co-bar-set-to-close/

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