All about us

Red Island Hospitality Group came into existence in 2005...

with the establishment of the company’s flagship restaurant, Hunter’s Ale House, located at the corner of Kent and Prince Street. A few years later the opportunity arose to purchase a restaurant on Charlottetown’s picturesque Victoria Row, and the RIHG family started to grow with the addition of John Brown Richmond Street Grille. In 2012, the building adjacent to Hunter’s on Kent Street became PEI’s only country bar, The Factory Downtown. Charlottetown Beer Garden and Seafood Patio transformed the intersection of Prince and Kent Street in 2016, and an entertainment destination known as Hunter’s Corner was created. In the spring of 2020 the Hunter’s brand expanded with the opening of Hunter’s at the Fox at Fox Meadow golf course. In October of 2022, RIHG grew again with the addition of Phinley’s Restaurant in Stratford.


Business partners Jeff Sinnott and Chad MacDonald, both of whom have worked with RIHG since Hunter’s Ale House opened, purchased the company in 2018, and under their proprietorship, RIHG continues to be a leader in PEI’s hospitality industry. When your restaurants have been nominated and/or won awards from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Greater Charlottetown & Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Charlottetown Inc, and more, the expectations are high.


Corporate Sponsorship

Over the years, Red Island Hospitality Group has supported both the arts and sports on Prince Edward Island. In addition to providing entertainment at our venues, RIHG is proud to fund local theatre, including The Guild and Confederation Centre of the Arts. As a former UPEI Panther basketball player, Chad is especially proud to now contribute to UPEI basketball financially, as well as providing tournament sponsorships, team meals, and more. Our proximity to Holland College has led to a long standing relationship with Holland College Hurricanes, with a number of their student athletes employed with us during and after their college years are finished. In addition to post-secondary athletics, RIHG continues to be involved with the QMJHL, sponsoring the Charlottetown Islanders, and feeding many hungry teams before and after their hockey games. We would be remiss in not mentioning the teams named after us: Hunter’s Corner Mudmen. This partnership has seen rugby grow and flourish on PEI and we are very proud of the accomplishments of all divisions of players wearing Mudmen jerseys!

Corporate Citizenship

Giving back to our community has been one of the fundamental business practices of RIHG since its inception. From grass roots fundraisers to larger non-profit organizations, we provide a range of contributions, including gift certificates for silent auctions and benefits, feeding volunteers at Habitat for Humanity and PEI Marathon, to mention a few, and providing monetary donations to worthy causes, including but not limited to: The United Way, Anderson House, Canadian Mental Health Association - PEI Division, QEH Foundation, and Canadian Cancer Society PEI. Of course, we must not forget to mention one of our most successful fundraising seasonal campaigns, #barbnog, which results in substantial donations to Santa’s Angels and The Upper Room Food Bank every Christmas.

The History of Our Properties

Hunter’s Ale House

(recognized heritage site since 1979)

Martin Dogherty, Cabinet maker (1833 - 1850)
Drs Johnson - father & two sons (1856 - 1888)
Johnson & Johnson Pharmacy (1889 - 1985)
Doc’s Corner 1980’s - 2000’s
Darcy McGee’s 2000’s
Hunter’s Ale House 2005 - present

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Ch’town Beer Garden

Mayfair Tea Room late 1930’s/early 1940’s
Johnny’s Mayfair 1942 - 1994
Rose’s Barber Shop
City Cab
Smooth Cycle
Route 81
Tombstone Tattoos
Tribes Art & Decor
Cudmore’s Business Equipment
Breakers 1980’s
The Velvet Underground 1990’s
Jack Cameron’s Nightclub & Eatery 2015
JAX Nightclub 2016
Charlottetown Beer Garden & Seafood Patio 2016 - present

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John Brown Richmond Street Grille

(recognized heritage site since 1979)

Stanley Bros. Dry Goods late 1800’s
Independent Order of Odd Fellows 1890s - 1920s
Charlottetown Business College 1920’s - 1930’s
Reddin’s dance club & tea parlour (known as the Rose & Grey Room) 1920’s - 1940’s
Pat’s Rose & Grey Room 1960’s - 1980’s
M.P. Hogan’s 1980’s
Island Rock Cafe 1990’s
Brennan’s Pub & Eatery 2000’s
Globe World Flavours 2010 - 2014
John Brown Richmond Street Grille 2014 - present

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The Factory Downtown

Seafood processing factory - late 1800’s/1900’s
The Rendezvous 1950’s - 1960’s
The Jolly Knight 1970’s
Tradewinds 1980’s - 1990’s
Piazza Joe’s 1990’s - 2010’s
The Factory Downtown 2012 - present

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Phinley’s Restaurant

Pizza Delight - 2005 - 2012
Phinley’s Diner & Dairy Bar - 2010 - 2022
Phinley’s Restaurant - 2022 - present

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