Thursday, October 26, 2023


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Business Of The Year For Collinsville - Pit Pony Tavern

Pit Pony Tavern has come home from the 2023 Tourism Awards with the coveted Collinsville Business of the Year award.

Janet Lobegeier, manager of the Pit Pony Tavern was excited to be named winner.

“It is always exciting to have your hard work recognised,” she said.

“Everyone here at the Pit Pony plays a role in making the hotel a successful business.”

However, this isn’t the first time Pit Pony Tavern has been recognised for their outstanding work, being Winner of Large Business in 2016, and Queensland Hotel Association Finalist in 2022.

“The team at Pit Pony Tavern always provides great service clean and affordable accommodation for guests and locals,” explained Janet.

Janet would like to thank the entire team of Pit Pony Tavern for their hard work.

“The whole team plays a role in making us successful from junior kitchen hands, housekeeping to our amazing restaurant and bar staff.”

Having been operating for over 30 years, the initial 25 as Collinsville Town and Country Hotel, and the most recent nine years as Pit Pony Tavern, the Tavern is steeped in Collinsville history.

“We are the only hotel in Collinsville, with 52 accommodation rooms, restaurant and public Bar, and Keno TAB Gaming,” said Janet.

“The hotel had a full refurbishment nine years ago changing its name and identity, and the hotel also has Pit Pony Memorabilia throughout the restaurant, telling the story of the Pit Ponies in mining.”

“Come and take a drive out, stay a night, enjoy great service, and check out the town’s history, at Pit Pony Capital.”

Nigel and Janet Lobegeier from the Pit Pony Tavern. Photo supplied

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