USS George Washington

USS George Washington headed to Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside | Courier Mail

June 18, 2015

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Mantle Group owned and operated Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside is ready to welcome the 6,000 American troops with open arms tomorrow afternoon, as the USS George Washington arrives in Brisbane

After receiving a phone call from USS George Washington administration, Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside have been preparing the venue to welcome the sailors, by putting up American themed decorations around the British themed pub.

This Saturday, the 13-year-old award-winning British pub will play host to a large amount of the sailors all throughout the weekend and until the USS George Washington begins boarding again on Tuesday for the Wednesday departure.

Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside will be more than an accommodating guest, having been distinguished with two major awards in the last year.

In October 2014, the venue was named as the Queensland Hoteliers Association “themed bar of the year” and in May 2015, it claimed top prize in the Football Federation Down Under awards for Australian & New Zealand Best Bar of the year.

The venue has also long been renowned for tour groups visiting Australia, albeit mostly British counterparts. The barmy army, the British Lions supporters, and in July this year the Liverpool FC Supporters clubs have all flocked to the venue for the British pub culture, great cold beer and some of the best meals Brisbane and South-East Queensland have to offer.