The Highlander

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The Highlander
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Town Ballarat
Street cnr. Mair and Doveton Streets
Opened September 2020
Closed May 2021
Known dates 2020-2021
Other names Tait's Hotel
Royal Highlander Hotel
Peter Lalor Hotel
The Pub With Two Names
Mister Lalors Social Club
Evidence The building is still standing

The Highlander was a hotel that operated briefly in Ballarat, 2020-2021.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel business is on the corner of Doveton and Mair Streets, Ballarat.

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel site was originally Tait's Hotel in the 1860s. It became the Royal Highlander Hotel in the 1880s. In 1961 it was renamed as the Peter Lalor Hotel. It closed in 2014. The building was reopened as a bar in 2018, called The Pub With Two Names, and renamed The Highlander in September 2020. Following the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, the hotel reopened in July 2021 as Mister Lalors Social Club.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Russell, Jackson, 'Refreshed Mister Lalors Social Club set to open next week', Ballarat Courier online, 2 July 2021,

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