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Ballarat pubbies pray for good weather ahead of outdoor cap increase


Ballarat pubs have welcomed an increase to outdoor caps, but benefits will be dictated by outdoor space and weather.

Pubs will be able to hold 100 patrons outside, as well as 30 indoors from Friday.

AHA board member Dan Cronin, who also owns the Western Hotel, says most venues won’t have enough cover outside.

"For most venues it will be weather reliant, but from what we gather most venues will still to do multiple sittings for meals inside and enough cover outside until the weather turns," he said.