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Porters Best Pub-Style Accommodation 2022

13 JUNE, 2022  |  For the second year running, our onsite motel has been named Best Pub-Style Accommodation in the 2022 Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence.

We're proud and delighted to have once again taken out this award, and as always we couldn't do it without our fabulous team and all of you who choose to stay the night at Porters.

Porters Regional Hotel of the Year 2021

9 JUNE, 2021  |  Porters are pleased as punch to announce four wins at the 2021 Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence held in Brisbane on Monday 7 June.

Porters were named overall Regional Hotel of the Year, along with Best Pub-Style Accommodation, and Best Keno Venue.  Porters head chef Paul Lochel was named Queensland Chef of the Year.

We are so very proud of our team.  And we want to thank all of you, our valued Porters community, who make this all possible.  We couldn't be happier!

Porters named Lockyer Valley's Best Food & Dining Business 2019

Porters Plainland Hotel - Best Food & Dining - Lockyer Valley Business Awards 2019

23 OCTOBER, 2019  |  For the fourth time, Porters Plainland Hotel have been named 'Best Food & Dining Business' at the Lockyer Valley Business, Training & Apprenticeship Awards.  Porters have taken out this award every year since 2015, with one exception.

Thank you to our wonderful staff and patrons, without whom an honour like this would not be possible.

Porters named Queensland's Best Pub Redevelopment Over $2M

Porters Plainland Hotel - QHA Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises Over $2M and Best On-Premise Retail Liquor Outlet

15 OCTOBER, 2019  |  Porters Plainland Hotel are honoured to have taken out two awards at the 2019 Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence in Brisbane.

Porters were named Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises Over $2M for our brand new function rooms, gaming lounge and onsite motel opened in June 2019.  The Hotel was also named Queensland's Best On-Premise Retail Liquor Outlet.

In addition, the Hotel was a finalist in the Best Draught Beer, Best Environmental Practice and Best Mid-range Accommodation award categories.

We would like to thank all of our valued customers for their ongoing support, and we are pleased to offer our community and visitors some of the best facilities in the state.

Porters named Lockyer Valley Business of the Year 2018

Porters Plainland Hotel - Lockyer Valley Business of the Year 2018

30 OCTOBER, 2018  |  Porters Plainland Hotel are the proud winners of Best Food & Dining Business and Business of the Year at this year's Lockyer Valley Business, Training & Apprenticeship Awards.

Congratulations to our awesome team on your achievement, and thank you to all our loyal customers for your continued support and appreciation!

Porters QHA Environment Winners

10 OCTOBER, 2018  |  Porters Plainland Hotel are the proud winners of the Best Environmental Practice category at this year's Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence.

We've been hard at work for many years to achieve the best practice possible, and the results speak for themselves.  10 per cent of our daily power is now generated from a rooftop solar array, our own water treatment plant recycles up to 8000 litres a day, we recycle all glass, cans, plastic and cardboard, and the hotel's 130-tree citrus orchard generates limes and lemons for use in the bar!

Porters named Australia's Best Keno Venue

Porters Plainland Hotel - Australian Hotels Association Best Keno Venue 2016

22 SEPTEMBER, 2016  |  Porters Plainland Hotel are the proud winners of the Best Keno Venue category at this year's Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence.

Thank you to all our wonderful Keno players who enjoy the game, and to our awesome bar staff who ensure everyone gets their tickets on time.  Everyone's a winner!

Porters named QHA Best Keno Facility

30 SEPTEMBER, 2015  |  Porters Plainland Hotel has taken out the Best Keno Facility award at this year's Queensland Hotels Association 23rd annual awards for excellence.

The honour was awarded to the venue with the best Keno setup and displays, sales performance, promotional activity and customer service, with Porters singled out from a field of about a dozen hotels statewide.

Plainland's keeping it in the family

26 MAY, 2008  |  Family Business Australia, the peak body for family and private enterprises in Australia, have awarded Porters Plainland Hotel 'Third Generation Family Business of the Year (Qld)' for the second year running.

Meanwhile Schultes Meat Tavern of Plainland were named Second Generation Family Business of the Year in the FBA awards.

Porters new Bottleshop opens

Porters Plainland Hotel Bottlemart grand opening 2007

1 JANUARY, 2008  |  Warrego Highway travellers will have noticed the slabs going up over recent months, and on Saturday 22 December the hard work finally paid off with the grand opening of the Plainland Hotel's huge new drive-through bottleshop, just in time for Christmas.

Featuring a greatly enlarged, fully air-conditioned and modernised product area including a walk-in coldroom, the new building at around 300 square metres is more than double the size of the old hotel bottleshop, and promises to continue the Porter family's renowned service to their patrons.  » more

Porters QHA's Hoteliers of the Year

Bob and Julie Porter - QHA Hoteliers of the Year 2007

12 NOVEMBER, 2007  |  30 years of dedication were rewarded in a surprise gong from Queensland's peak hotels body recently, when Bob and Julie Porter were named the QHA Hoteliers of the Year for 2007.

The Queensland Hotels Association's most prestigious award was the last to be presented at the annual awards night held in Brisbane on 1 November, and Bob and Julie freely admit to being 'totally surprised'.

"It was a very emotional moment. It's more of a personal thing for us. We've put in the hard yards together and we are very proud of that," Julie Porter said.  » more

Porters Plainland celebrates 60 years

Porters Plainland Hotel celebrates 60 years of family management

30 JULY, 2006  |  For the Porters, now in their third generation behind the bar at the Plainland Hotel, hospitality runs in the blood.

This July the family celebrates sixty years since Richard 'Dick' and Rita Porter took over management of the Warrego Highway landmark, at the gateway to Queensland's Lockyer Valley.

Their children Bob, Robyn and Annette have a wealth of memories from the early years at Plainland...  » more

You never know who you'll meet

Allan Langer, Billy J Smith, Chris 'Budda' Handy and Mark from XXXX drop in for a drink with the Hotel's Bob and Julie Porter

4 APRIL, 2004  |  You never know who you'll meet at Porters Plainland: Allan Langer, Billy J Smith, Chris 'Budda' Handy and Mark from XXXX drop in for a drink with the Hotel's Bob and Julie Porter.

Porters named Best Hotel Redevelopment under $1M

Porters Plainland Hotel

7 OCTOBER, 2003  |  Porters Plainland Hotel has been named Queensland's Best Hotel/Tavern Redevelopment Under $1 Million in this year's Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) awards.

Completed by design and construction firm Paynter Dixon, the hotel revamp was also recently named best refurbishment/renovation up to $2 million in the Queensland Master Builders Association's 2003 Housing and Construction Awards.  » more

'Fast Eddie' Charlton plays the Plainland

16 SEPTEMBER, 2003  |  It was a dream come true for 16 local enthusiasts this Monday night when Australian snooker legend Eddie Charlton played the Plainland Hotel.

'Fast Eddie' Charlton, a three-times world championship runner-up and Australian eight-ball champion, enjoyed an evening of eight-ball action at the Plainland during a tour from Sydney to Rockhampton.  » more

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QHA Winner 2021 - Regional Hotel of the Year, Best Keno Venue, Best Pub-Style Accommodation, and Chef of the Year (Paul Lochel)

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