The Commercial Hotel is situated in the main street of Ballan and was a stopover for many weary travellers travelling from Melbourne to Ballarat and back again. The old highway is the main street of Ballan but has since been rerouted to the Western Highway. At the back of the hotel stood the old cattle yards where farmers and stockmen would drive their herd to, to be sold and transported.
The Ballan railway station is within walking distance of the hotel.
The old hotel building is still standing, and is your traditional country pub.
We serve pub style meals, with a bit of style. We offer seniors meals every day for $12.00
Parma and Pizza night on Thursday night, 5 different parmas to choose from for $15.00, eat in or takeaway
Pizza available Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
Wednesday night is Ribs and Steak, Combo Ribs $20.00 and New York Sirloin for $20.00 served with chips and salad and your choice of sauce
We can cater for functions and have a function room that holds up to 25 if you want a smaller more private gathering. This room is away from the main lounge and the bar.
Our main lounge holds up to 70 people for the larger function.
Our chefs can design a menu suitable for any occasion and budget.
We also do off site catering if you have a venue of your choice.
We are next to the Ballan Mechanics Hall which is also available for functions.
Our pub is also a TAB agency, and we also have an outside beer garden which is perfect for those warmer nights.