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The Shaws Bay Hotel

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3 Brighton St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6686 2034
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Overview
  • Excellent10%
  • Very good58%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“t bone” (2 reviews)
“private beach” (2 reviews)
“pub food” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
3 Brighton St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family came down for a nice dinner but we're far from impressed with the number of drunk and disorderly patrons who were loud and disrespectful. Not family friendly with this accepted behaviour. Disappointed and won't be back.

Thank Nifa9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely summer evening to enjoy the water view and cool breeze whilst enjoying a cold drink and a chat. The menu was varied, with something to suit most. We chose the veal parmie and both struggled to finish the very large serve. Great value for...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reviewed Shaws Bay Hotel in September when we had a good lunch with our small dog in the outdoor beer garden area. Went again is December to find that the place is no longer dog friendly. I did think that they were an enlightened...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We went for dinner and drinks recently and found the food to be very good, the size of the portions were very generous. Good value for price paid and reasonably quick for such a busy evening

Thank TraceyLea2013
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We last visited here 25 years ago. Beautiful old hotel back in the day. Sadly it needs an overhaul - big time. The outside area - tired and outdoor furniture needs attention as well as the grass. Food was good and tasty. Staff probably need...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Enjoyed a quiet Friday lunch in the beer garden with views over Shaws bay. Food was good quality pub grub and the service was prompt. Despite the good crowd for a Friday lunch time we didn't have to wait long for our order. Servings were...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Music, view, family, friends, drinks and fresh air!!! What more could you ask for?? Good day out for all ages :-)

Thank Michellesholidays
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent beef pot pie, one of the best I can recall. Huge servings. Staff very friendly and helpful. Decor is nothing to write home about. Very good value in a good location. Dogs welcome in the outside area with some cover if it...More

Thank Duncan B
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The food here is great. I had the crumbed lamb cutlets. The meal was perfect. The lamb was crispy on the outside whilst moist and succulent inside. Only complaint the meal is huge. 😆

Thank beryl k
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We had a family dinner here on a Saturday night. The place was busy, plenty of staff to cater for it though. It's all pretty typical pub stuff- meals include parmas, steaks, schnitzels, reasonable price- tbone special was $30, cooked medium rare as ordered. You...More

Thank JodieWells
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Brighton St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6686 2034
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