About Matthews Hospitality


With more than 70 years history and with four generations of the Matthews family behind the business, we have hospitality in our DNA. As we progress toward the future, we are extending ourselves beyond the traditional family business into a hospitality group, growing and expanding our reach.

At Matthews Hospitality, our core philosophy is making others feel good, feels great. We take every opportunity to ensure every customer feels a strong sense of our hospitality regardless of the venue they are in; that our suppliers are valued regardless of the products they sell; and our internal partners are also acknowledged as integral to our success.

The act of hospitality closely aligns with the provision of a promise and a commitment, whereby a core value of our group is that we follow through and honour our commitments by:

  • Empowering others
  • Being respectful and compassionate
  • Maintaining professional standards
  • Operating with honesty and integrity
  • Recognising hard work

Whilst we acknowledge our history and the success from years gone by that has transformed us into what we are today, we also understand that our journey continues. Our path into the future remains forward looking, but by no means denying our past. We have been leaders in the hospitality industry and have an incredible legacy, whereby we seek to continue to evolve and grow to be respected and admired by all. Hence, our vision to be the most revered leader in hospitality.




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Matthews Hospitality have been pioneers in the Australian industry for over 70 years. Having built a unique entrepreneurial legacy, the group is still an integral part of Australian hospitality landscape today.

Establishing the first Drive-Thru Bottle Shop and Smorgasbord in Australia plus an ordering system for food service and launching night time music in venues, the Matthews family have been innovators since the Group was established by Seymour and Doris Matthews during World War II.

Having operated many iconic South Australian venues under the Matthews banner since the 1940's, with some 36 licenses and free holds, Matthews Hospitality now own and operate 9 venues, consisting of four Hotels in Adelaide, one Hotel in Clare and Whyalla and three Hotels in Mount Gambier.

Headed by Lisa, Scott & Ward Matthews, the Matthews family know only too well that 'making others feel good, feels great'.


Family Business Makes a Clare Move

Family Business Makes a Clare Move

The Advertiser
8 March, 2022

Family hotel business makes a Clare moveGIUSEPPE TAURIELLOFAMILY-owned hotel operator Matthews Hospitality has expanded into the Clare Valley with the acquisition of The Bentleys Hotel. The character hotel on Clare’s main street features several dining areas, a gaming room and beer garden, and there are plans by its new owner to refurbish its 10 ac…

Announcing Adelaide’s top casual dining venue – The Maylands Hotel

Announcing Adelaide’s top casual dining venue – The Maylands Hotel

Glam Adelaide
27 October, 2021

Eastern-suburbs favourite, The Maylands Hotel Kitchen + Bar has taken out the award for best bistro casual dining (inner metropolitan) at the 2021 Australian Hotels Association (SA) awards held last night.

Inside the boutique refurbishment of the eastern suburbs' Maylands Hotel

Inside the boutique refurbishment of the eastern suburbs' Maylands Hotel

20 October, 2021

Historic neighbourhood pub the Maylands Hotel has been given a bright facelift thanks to interior and garden designer Deb Barnes, who drew on her experience designing high-end homes to create the hotel’s intimate new look.

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