Balldale Hotel

4.5
85 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
We all know that country pubs are the heart and soul of Australian townships and Balldale Hotel is no different. 115 years old and full of history, it is one of the great pubs in the Riverina where the community and visitors come to enjoy a cold beer, have a laugh and a good feed.

Located between Albury and the Rutherglen wine region in a classic Australian village, we’re within easy reach of Howlong and Corowa. We like to think that we serve classic pub fare with a bit of flare, but come and check us out yourself. If you’re around, come and relax in our beer garden and listen to live music every Sunday afternoon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 85 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
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Jackstar64
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and friendly staff. All the food came out at the same time. Had an excellent afternoon - thank you!

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GordonS
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good selection to choose from
Country atmosphere
Nice wine from an unopened bottle
Good banter with some locals

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CarolynJ
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Will be back..!

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rogerf
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well worth a trip to experience good old fashioned service at I pub that I rate second to none in the area. Great for cyclists, motor cyclists, car enthusiasts, families, couples and young people that want a good time.

Balldale Hotel
Responded on 13 October 2021

Thanks Roger for your kind words, hope to see you again soon !

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CateB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great day, thanks everyone - so good to be able to catch up with friends in an outdoor setting

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints, the outdoor area has a relaxed feel and the staff are always friendly and welcoming

Balldale Hotel
Responded on 13 October 2021

Thanks Karen glad you enjoyed, hope to see you again soon !

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JennyB
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s always great to go to Balldale Hotel as the staff ,food and environment are fantastic .

Balldale Hotel
Responded on 13 October 2021

and it always great to have you here ! :)

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MoniqueB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great little pub and well worth the short drive from Albury. The food was amazing, so delicious. I highly recommend this pub. Overall; just fabulous

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Frenchie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A very pleasant rustic experience with good quality food, in the country. Terrific afternoon in the country.

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MichaelT
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great venue, great food, friendly staff! We’ll be back

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JanB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Smallest fire in fireplace with open doors. Restaurant was freezing on a 16 degree day. Didn’t take jackets off all day. Received three serves of ocean trout instead of three serves of barramundi. Staff were lovely so maybe just an off day as have had a
pleasant experience in the past. Probably wouldn’t go back on a cold day but would go back.

Balldale Hotel
Responded on 13 October 2021

Hi Jan, sorry about you experience, hope to see you again soon.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to go for dinner and drinks. Food was delicious and a good size, great beer options on tap, and service was fantastic. Very keen to go back

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Balldale Hotel, will definitely be going back, food took just over an hour but was well worth the wait and the joint was packeddd, looking forward to going again.

Balldale Hotel
Responded on 10 June 2021

Thanks Jimmy, sorry about the wait, little longer than usual with the beer garden the size it is we do get a lot of functions and large groups a times that put the kitchen under the pump for a bit. Glad you liked our little pub, see you again soon !

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Tony
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

menu a little limited.but quality good. Noise level poor

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Cashews
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant lunch in the beer garden in the sun. Food and wine selection were fantastic.
Will be back.

Balldale Hotel
Responded on 10 June 2021

Thankyou ! we look forward to seeing you again!

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Vicki
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely. Service spot on. Missed out on the food specials which showed the popularity of the place. Music was great and at a level you could enjoy and still continue your conversations. I would definitely recommend and we will be back.

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Balldale pub is a pleasant oasis in a very quiet rural area. Really nice place for lunch. The food was good but the music, while good and enjoyable was a little loud. It would also be good to have benches or chairs with backs. We will certainly be back again though.

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JUPE
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect Sunday. Great meal, live music and a very friendly crowd. If you haven’t been there yet, you’re missing out.

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JennyW
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service outstanding and very friendly. Most of our meals good. Duck too tough to cut. Noise level indoors in the dining room very loud. Outdoors entertainment great.

Balldale Hotel
Responded on 13 May 2021

Hi Jenny thanks for your feedback, we are just in the midst of installing some acoustic panels in the dining and bar areas, as you said it does get a tad noisy at times, hopefully you can join us again soon and tell us if it works!

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AndrewA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem in a small country town - highly recommended

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Foxy
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t require the music on during our meal
Do like idea kids play area away from dining area

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wendyc
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and service terrific food very good and great cocktails

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Chook
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great feed and a great country pub will definitely be going back and highly recommend everyone to go to the Balldale hotel

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CatF
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great venue, environment is comfortable and casual. Food slightly overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meals & service. Beautifully restored country pub, will definitely be back. Great for families.

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BarbC
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were next to a speaker so we had to ask twice for the music to be turned down so we could talk. Everything else was teŕrific.

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Enor
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! Helpful staff! Highly recommend

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AMjo
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hospitality, food was great and quick to come out, background music was spot on, kids loved the sandpit and grass area with the rug and books, drinks were cold, we’ll be back :)

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JillianB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, great music. What more could we want on a lazy Sunday afternoon?

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KayleighM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and customer service. We love coming for Sunday lunch, if you haven’t visited book it in you won’t be disappointed

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ElizabethW
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We wish to support local pubs and businesses and could not have been more happy with this experience.

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MickH
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was expecting a great meal as you would from a country pub but no the quality and quantity of the food was the worse I have ever experienced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service.

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JennyB
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A fantastic redo of a great country pub, with the kitchen taking food in our area to another level. Very friendly energenic and helpful staff. After being hyere a few times I think the Beer garden has the best ambience especially in summer.
Now i must head back for a live music event.

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CraigG
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The meal I wanted of the menu was not available and the meals we got were overcooked , small and no flavour

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Katie
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It is a nice place to take the family, outdoor space is fantastic, the bar staff are friendly.
I will return

JM
JoM209
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Balldale hotel. Great country atmosphere. Great food and service what more can I say.
It’s a must visit.

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NeilD
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The owners have done a brilliant job restoring this old pub. Well worth a visit. Food good.

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DorothyMaafu
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, excellent atmosphere. Though it was a quiet Saturday night this visit, the hotel still feels welcoming and the staff very personable.

Highly recommended.

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HeidiC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Wouldn’t go anywhere else. A wonderful relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. And the food is delicious.

FAQs

Balldale Hotel offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6082 9613.

Balldale Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.