Mantle Group Venues Take Home Two 2017 QHA Awards

October 10, 2017

Mantle Group is pleased to announce that two of its venues have won Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence in 2017. The annual QHA Awards for Excellence program provides a forum for the public recognition of excellence in individual and group achievement by Queensland hotels. In doing so, the program encourages the pursuit of higher standards of service, presentation and trade practices within the hospitality industry.

In September Pig ‘N’ Whistle Redbank Plains was announced as a Finalist in three separate Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence categories. These were Best Casual Dining, Best Draught Beer and Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises over $2 million.

Pig ‘N’ Whistle Redbank Plains won the prize for Best Developed Licensed Premises over $2 million at the QHA Gala Dinner on Wednesday 3 October 2017. The venue successfully met key criteria including:

  • Adding to the overall offering to patrons through design concepts that highlight diversification
  • Meeting energy efficiency using sustainability concepts and conservation of resources
  • Innovation in refurbishment
  • Staff efficiency through restyling
  • Trade growth due to the refurbishment

To be nominated for three Awards after only several months of trade, and to take home an Award, is an outstanding achievement.

The second Mantle Group venue to take out a prize is The Charming Squire who won the Award for Best Draught Beer. One must only step inside The Charming Squire to understand why it was selected as the winner of this category.

The Charming Squire is a James Squire brewhouse, giving life to the James Squire legend. The venue is a working brewery where customers can become acquainted with the brewing process all the while exploring the James Squire craft beer range. Alongside the taps sits an extensive menu with delicious dishes designed to complement the flavours of the beers. To win the Award for Best Draught Beer, the venue successfully met key criteria including:

  • Cellar/keg room and beer system cleanliness and management
  • Glass management
  • Beer presentation
  • Staff and service

Mantle Group is delighted to have won two Awards across the group and commend the teams at both Pig ‘N’ Whistle Redbank Plains and The Charming Squire.