Welcome to the Goodstone Group

The Goodstone Group was established in Ulverstone in 1988 with the development of the Lighthouse Hotel as a partnership between Ulverstone identities Peter Johnstone and Kerry Good. In December 1998 the growth of the group began with the addition of more venues, and is still growing today. In 2003 the formation of the marketing group Big Bargain Bottleshops extended into the external bottleshop market and at full development boasted 53 members state-wide.  The ownership of Big Bargain was sold to Metcash in 2016.

The Group is proud to own and operate properties from Spreyton to Smithton, currently employing over 350 Tasmanians in 9 hotel properties, 5 stand alone bottleshops and a nightclub property.  Our properties offer accommodation ranging from 4 star suites to backpacker properties plus a fully self-contained 3 bedroom – 2 bathroom Apartment.  We boast 8 food offerings, from bar meals and family bistros to quality restaurant style dining.  Our hotels offer entertainment in varying degrees, from live music or DJ’s, TAB facilities, Gaming Rooms, TasKeno, 8 Ball facilities and two of the only indoor kids playrooms on the North West coast.

The Company’s Mission Statement is “to consistently meet our customers needs with products and services of the highest possible standard”.  We pride ourselves on constantly striving to present quality venues; consistent, quality food and beverages; and, above expectation customer service.  
We will continue to invest in the quality of our offering and the excellence of our staff.

The owners and management see potential for further business growth and actively seek opportunities to further invest in the Tasmanian hospitality industry. 

RESTAURANTS

The Argosy Bistro

With an informal atmosphere, the Argosy is suitable for a quick bite or a more substantial meal. We have an extensive and tempting selection of dishes to choose from, such as: Pasta, Steak, Seafood & we also offer some sensational daily specials. Offering Goody's playhouse, a glassed in playroom adjacent to the bistro, this venue is just perfect for dining out with the kids. With a safe environment, mum & dad are able to finally relax whilst dining out. With the inclusion of our new deck area the Argosy can now cater for up to 200 people.

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The Bridge Bistro

Offering both quality a la carte restaurant dining, and country style counter meals, you can be sure to get your fill at the Bridge Motel/Hotel! Dine at tables, in private booths, or even at the bar. Enjoy the freshest air in the world near attractions such as The Nut, Stanley, Dismal Swamp & The Tarkine Wilderness.

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Central Restaurant and Bar

You know from the minute you walk in that you've found something special. A relaxed atmosphere with superb modern surrounds. The Central Restaurant at the Formby Hotel is reknown for their extensive menu, offering sumptuous dishes from the great shared plate menu to tempting culinary delights for those more daring. Delicious Pizzas, Pasta, Steak & Seafood and more. You will be more than satisfied with what's available at this little hot spot. The Formby is also home to The Central Bar, one of Devonport's trendiest and popular bars, offering entertainment, happy hours & live music.

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Lighthouse Bistro

Renowned for its delicious food and relaxed surroundings, The Lighthouse Bistro offers an air of casual sophistication that makes dining out a very special experience. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and offering a varied menu to meet the demands of discerning travelers, the venue and presentation of Lighthouse dining is not easily surpassed. Mouth-watering seafood, grills, specialty mains and pub favourites fill the menu selection, highlighting local foods that make Tasmania famous! A huge bonus for families is the safe and clearly visible children's play area, Goody's Playhouse, with lots to keep the littlies thoroughly amused.

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Neptune Grand Restaurant

Great meals with a wonderful, friendly vibe. A fantastic new dining space and cosy lounge offering you some great modern Aussie Dining. With all the pub favourites you'd expect on the menu, mixed with some wonderful fusions of great Australian produce with some tasty Asian inspired flavours. Plus enjoy a cheaper alternative and order from our Light Menu or Bar Menu (in the bar only) both available 7 days a week. Come and try - you won't be disappointed.

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RA @ River arms

RA Ulverstone - newly renovated with a space for everyone - relaxed or more formal dining & great lounge areas for either a pre dinner drink or snack. Modern dining with a relaxed rustic twist. Lunch or Dinner for a light meal, some shared tapas style eats, a pizza or a full on dining experience. AHA award winning "Best Family/Casual Dining", RA offers an extensive menu with something that is sure to please all. Delicious bread, pasta, salad, mouth watering wood fired pizzas, steaks, dessert, etc plus children's menus are available.

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Seabrook Bistro

Well-known for it's delicious home-style meals, a great range is available, from succulent Steaks to Seafood. You can enjoy a pre-dinner drink in our sports bar or for those who enjoy a flutter try your luck in our gaming room. The Seabrook Hotel is located on the Bass Highway, the gateway to the picturesque & rugged west coast. Only 10 minutes from the Burnie Airport.

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ACCOMMODATION

The Alexander Hotel

The Alexander Hotel offers clean, comfortable backpacker style dorm rooms at unbeatable prices. Although these are simple rooms with shared bathroom facilities, the perfect central location of the hotel combined with very low rates makes the Alexander the choice for many budget travellers, from backpackers through to those simply wishing to stretch their dollar further.

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The Argosy Hotel

The Argosy offers a choice of comfortable standard motel-style rooms or newly renovated suites, featuring spacious rooms with large walk in showers and great facilities. We also now boast King and Family suites that also include baths. Value for money is the key here, with rates for all rooms being extremely competitive. This, combined with the property's unbeatable location right on the riverfront and minutes from the Spirit Of Tasmania terminal, makes The Argosy Motor Inn the first choice for many tourists and travellers alike.

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The Bridge Hotel

The Bridge Hotel/Motel has the advantage of offering customers a choice of accommodation while enjoying the sights and scenery of this beautiful area of Tasmania. Choose from recently renovated quality affordable Motel units and economy priced Hotel rooms. There is plenty of off-street parking available and the accommodation is situated right next to the Duck River and not far from Smithton town centre if you feel like stretching your legs.

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The Formby Hotel

The Formby Hotel offers comfortable ensuite hotel rooms as well as shared facility backpacker rooms at unbeatable prices and in a superb location. All ensuite rooms are recently renovated and boast new carpet, beds and linen. Hotel rooms include ensuite bathrooms and televisions, and range from single, doubles, twin rooms. Backpacker dorms have 1 bunk-bed in each room, lockers, shared kitchen and laundry facilities.

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The Lighthouse Hotel

The Lighthouse Hotel boasts newly renovated, beautifully appointed, quality accommodation at very affordable prices, with the added benefit of such excellent additional facilities as a gymnasium & outdoor jacuzzi plus family bistro, lounge & gaming areas. There is delicious food in The Lighthouse Bistro with Goody's playhouse for the kids, plus comfortable bars, Gaming, TAB & meeting room facilities. All rooms include ensuite, television, telephone, wireless broadband, iron, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and Foxtel. The Lighthouse also has comfortable Family rooms. There is a mezzanine lounge area also available for the enjoyment of house guests.

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The Neptune Grand Hotel

The Neptune Grand (aka The Happy Backpackers Penguin) offers clean, comfortable budget style dorm rooms at unbeatable prices. Although these are simple rooms with shared bathroom facilities, the scenic beachside location of the hotel combined with very low rates makes the Happy Backpacker Penguin the choice for many budget travellers, from backpackers through to those simply wishing to stretch their dollar further. And now home to our the fabulous new restaurant - you can have some yum cha, share some tasty Asian/Aussie fusion or have a parmi!

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The Seabrook Hotel

Conveniently situated between Burnie and Wynyard directly opposite beautiful long beaches, The Seabrook Hotel is the gateway to the picturesque & rugged west coast. Only 10 minutes from the Burnie Airport.  Well known for it's delicious home-style meals, a great range is available, from succulent Steaks to Seafood. You can enjoy a pre-dinner drink in our sports bar or for those who enjoy a flutter try your luck in our gaming room.

The Seabrook offers quiet, comfortable single, twin and double motel-style rooms all with ensuite bathrooms, televisions, and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a beautifully appointed, self contained, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment.

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The Somerset Hotel

The Somerset Hotel offers clean, comfortable budget style rooms with ensuite at unbeatable prices. Although these are simple rooms, the convenient location of the hotel combined with very low rates makes the Somerset the choice for many budget travellers, from backpackers through to those simply wishing to stretch their dollar further. The central location right in Somerset's main street is only steps away from all of the town's amenities, and yet only minutes away from the cool waves of the local beach and surf club!

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FUNCTIONS

The Argosy

Trawlers at The Argosy in East Devonport holds up to 100 comfortably and is the perfect spot for Conferences, Meetings, small trade shows and Wedding Receptions. Catering can be provides to suit with prepared finger food, 2 or 3 course buffet or set menus available on request.

Visit the Functions section on the Argosy Website

The Central Restaurant

Central Restaurant: A perfect venue for your next dinner (or lunch) celebration. Our menu is fresh and has options to suit the fussiest of diners and our two great spaces off the front of our restaurant offer river views and privacy for large dinner bookings - great for a celebratory dinner, work function or long table dining experience.

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The Central Bar

Our Central Bar provides a fantastic, eclectic space for big events. The inclusion of our new top bar area gives you super exclusivity, great for any style of event. Great for birthdays or large cocktail functions, launches or presentations. Plenty of space with couch areas, tall bar tables, dance areas and window seating.

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The Central Top Bar

The Top bar "Barn" can host from 20-70 with platters or canape style menus available, your own exclusive bar and entrance. The perfect space for birthdays, smaller cocktail functions or breakups.

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KG's Function Room at RA

Upstairs with private bar, own kitchen and stage area KG’s is your area for awards dinners, weddings, events and functions.

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Trade Winds at The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Hotel can provide two flexible venues suitable for meetings, private functions, training seminars and conventions. The Trade Winds room can accommodate up to 30 people in comfort, with state-of-the-art presentation equipment on hand, and food and drink service available on request. The Mezzanine is also available for smaller groups and break out groups during a conference.

Visit the Functions section on the Lighthouse Website

Franks Meeting Room at The Seabrook

Franks Meeting Room offers a private bar and seating for 30 with catering available form our bistro.

CALL THE SEABROOK FOR DETAILS

GAMING

THE ALEXANDER HOTEL

We pride ourself on providing user-friendly gaming facilities while always promoting responsible gaming within it's venues.

Please Gamble Responsibly. Gamblers Help 1800 858 858.

Visit the Gaming section of the Alex Website

The Argosy

We pride ourself on providing user-friendly gaming facilities while always promoting responsible gaming within it's venues.

Please Gamble Responsibly. Gamblers Help 1800 858 858.

Visit the Gaming section on the Argosy website

The Bridge Hotel

We pride ourself on providing user-friendly gaming facilities while always promoting responsible gaming within it's venues.

Please Gamble Responsibly. Gamblers Help 1800 858 858.

Visit the Gaming section on the Bridge Website

The Formby Hotel

We pride ourself on providing user-friendly gaming facilities while always promoting responsible gaming within it's venues.

Please Gamble Responsibly. Gamblers Help 1800 858 858.

Visit the Gaming section on the Formby Website

The Lighthouse Hotel

We pride ourself on providing user-friendly gaming facilities while always promoting responsible gaming within it's venues.

Please Gamble Responsibly. Gamblers Help 1800 858 858.

Visit the Gaming section on the Lighthouse Website

Neptune Grand Hotel

We pride ourself on providing user-friendly gaming facilities while always promoting responsible gaming within it's venues.

Please Gamble Responsibly. Gamblers Help 1800 858 858.

Visit the Gaming section on the Neptune Grand Website

River arms Hotel

We pride ourself on providing user-friendly gaming facilities while always promoting responsible gaming within it's venues.

Please Gamble Responsibly. Gamblers Help 1800 858 858.

Visit the Gaming section on the RA Website

THE SEABROOK HOTEL

We pride ourself on providing user-friendly gaming facilities while always promoting responsible gaming within it's venues.

Please Gamble Responsibly. Gamblers Help 1800 858 858.

Visit the Gaming section on the Seabrook Website

THE SOMERSET HOTEL

We pride ourself on providing user-friendly gaming facilities while always promoting responsible gaming within it's venues.

Please Gamble Responsibly. Gamblers Help 1800 858 858.

Visit the Gaming section on the Somerset Hotel Website

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