NSW’s best pubs and hotels were awarded last night at the AHA NSW Awards For Excellence 2018
The best NSW hotels of 2018 were named at a gala ceremony in Sydney overnight, with the top honours going to Solotel’s Barangaroo House for City Hotel of the Year and the Central Coast’s Bayview Hotel winning new Country Hotel of the Year.
Australian Hotelier joined the crowd of 1,200 industry and political leaders, including NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Opposition Leader Michael Daley, at The Star Event Centre, Sydney last night.
More than 600 nominations were received for the Awards across 40 categories. Solotel’s Barangaroo House collected a number of awards in addition to the City Hotel of The Year, winning Best City Restaurant for Bea, Industry Rising Star for Wesley Adams and Bartender of the Year for Pauric Kennedy.
Woy Woy’s Bayview won Country Hotel of the Year and was highly commended in the Best Cocktail/Lounge category.
Millers Point hotelier Kazuko Nelson, Hero of Waterloo was awarded Best Individual Hotel Operator, while The Feros Group won Best Group Hotel Operator.
Australian Hotelier‘s editor Craig Hawtin-Butcher was on hand to present the award for Best Cheap Eat Meal Under $15 to the winner, the Shortland Hotel.
Popular long-time Tamworth hotelier Bevan Douglas received a standing ovation when he was inducted into the AHA NSW Hall of Fame.
AHA NSW CEO John Whelan said the yearly awards event was about honouring the best.
“The love and care publicans and staff put into iconic hotels like Barangaroo House and The Bayview and all our other winners is obvious – it’s hotels like these, which set the standard for pubs across Australia. Congratulations to all award winners.”
Last night’s winners also included:
- Best Bush Pub: Armatree Hotel (Armatree)
- Best Traditional Hotel Bar (Country): The George Tavern (Greenhills)
- Best Traditional Hotel Bar (City): Rose of Australia (Erskineville)
- Best Cocktail/Lounge Bar: Donny’s Bar (Manly)
- Best Draft Beer: Parkview Hotel (Alexandria)
- Best Wine List: The Dolphin Hotel (Surry Hills)
- Best Retail Liquor Outlet: Toronto Hotel (Toronto)