09/11/2011 - 14:45

Beer and steak sandwiches among WA's finest

09/11/2011 - 14:45


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Beer and steak sandwiches among WA's finest

Brews from the north and a Subiaco steak sandwich were among the winners at the state’s Australian Hotels Association Hotel and Hospitality awards this week.

Matso’s Broome Brewery was named best boutique brewery in the state, Subiaco’s Village Bar got the nod for the top steak sandwich in the state and the title of WA’s best hospitality venue was given to Rockpool Bar and Grill at Burswood.

Perth’s pub of the year is the newly refurbished Hyde Park Hotel while Yallingup’s Caves House Hotel took out the best regional venue award.

The Breakwater won for best presentation and service this year while the best small bar was the fairly recently opened Five Bar in Mount Lawley, neighbour to Malt Supper Club which took out the late night venue award.

Village Bar part-owner Amelia Goyder paid homage to head chef Aldren Teo and said being a runner up in the bar Menu, hotel redevelopment and marketing categories was significant considering the pub has been open for eight months.

Matso’s Marketing Manager Bodie Czeladka said the last 12 months for the brewery have been successful, following the launch of another product in Pearlers Pale Ale and wholesaling to the eastern states now in place.

 “This is the first year we’ve entered the AHAWA Awards and our hard working team is totally thrilled, we hope it’s the start of many more,” according to Matso’s Brand Manager Justin Wiebrecht.

The win was apparently ironic for the managers of Caves House, Seashells. Managing director and tourism council president Paul King said the award was bittersweet given the group had been managing the hotel for receivers for the past two years. He made special acknowledgement of general manager Stephen Sheridan and his team who will continue to run the pub from early December 2011 on the behalf of the receivers.

“Whilst the Hotel has been in the hands of receivers for approximately two years, our team at Caves House has proactively worked to sustain and grow the hotel’s business and reputation,” he said.

“The focus over the past 12 months has been on the local community and the team has strived to create a new family-friendly dining style in keeping with Caves’ historic reputation as a great pub.

“This has succeeded and the Hotel has grown its local patronage as well as

continuing to enjoy hosting people from acrossWestern Australiacelebrating

weddings and special occasions, plus people visiting the region on holiday.”


Full list of the winners below:



Aon Risk Services Community Service Award

Winner: Cuballing Tavern

The Lion Bar Presentation and Service Award

Winner: The Breakwater (Hall of Fame Inductee)

Responsible Service of Alcohol Award sponsored by Coca-Cola Amatil

Winner: Wentworth Plaza Hotel

Training Initiative Award sponsored by Hospitality Group Training

Winner: Parmelia Hilton Perth

Certificate of Merit: The Royal on the Waterfront

School/Community Partnership Training Award sponsored by FutureNow

Winner: Burswood Entertainment Complex

Hotel Innovation Award sponsored by Trans Tasman Energy Group

Winner: The Brook Bar and Bistro

Marketed Hotel Award sponsored by Premium Beverages

Winner: The Gate Bar and Bistro

Certificate of Merit: The Village Bar

Retail Bottleshop Outlet Award sponsored by ME Bank

Winner: Raffles Hotel

Safe Cellar Award sponsored by BOC

Winner: The Shed (Hall of Fame Inductee)

Small Bar Award sponsored by SITA Environmental Services

Winner: Five Bar

Mixology and Cocktail Menu Award sponsored by Schweppes

Winner: Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth

Late Night Venue Award sponsored by Easy Payroll

Winner: Malt Supper Club

Environmental Initiative Award sponsored by Synergy

Winner: Eco Beach Broome

Tourism Initiative Award sponsored by Tourism Western Australia

Winner: Pinctada Cable Beach

Redeveloped Venue Award sponsored by Utopia Industries

Winner: The Hyde Park Hotel

Outdoor Area Award

Winner: M on the Point

Winery Cellar Door Award sponsored by Mosman Glass

Winner: Laurance Wines

Certificate of Merit: Black Swan Wines

Boutique Brewery Award sponsored by BOC

Winner: Matso’s Broome Brewery

Conference and Banquet Award sponsored by Perth Convention Bureau

Winner: Pan Pacific Perth

Pub/Hotel Accommodation Award sponsored by Mal Atwell

Winner: The Bull and Bush Tavern


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