Some of Dublin’s finest pubs are celebrating after coming out on top at the Irish Pub Awards 2017 regional final, which took place in Gleeson’s Pub in Booterstown, Co Dublin last night (Wednesday, 20th September 2017).
They will now go forward to the National Awards Ceremony on 8th November.
The winners in the Dublin Region are:
Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance: Jobstown House, Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO: Darkey Kelly’s, Fishamble Street, Christchurch, Dublin 2
Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Molson Coors: The Stag’s Head, Dame Court, Dublin 2
Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers: The Old Orchard Inn, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Heineken: Lemon & Duke, Royal Hibernian Way,Dublin 2
Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo: The Two Sisters Pub, Terenure, Dublin 6W
Best Food Pub sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace: Blue Bar, Harbour Road, Skerries, Co Dublin,
Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard: Jonny Quilty, Goat Bar Grill, Goatstown, Dublin 14
The Irish Pub Awards are jointly presented by Licenced Vintners Association (LVA) and Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI). A series of seven regional events will take place around the country between 18th September and 4th October to announce 56 finalists through all categories.
The objective of the Awards programme is to recognise and reward excellence and innovation across various categories in the Irish Pub Industry. Entries closed on 30th June and judging took place during July and August. The awards were presented by Chairman of LVA John Gleeson and the category sponsors.
Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Chairman of LVA, John Gleeson spoke about the significance of the Irish Pub. He said “The pub is a central part of our hospitality and tourism sectors as well as being a meeting place for locals. As it is a major contributor to growth in our regional economies, these awards will be an important vehicle to showcase the diversity that is available in the modern Irish pub. They will also reward and recognise the creativity and innovation that is already there. He added, “ I am thrilled at the response for this our inaugural event as entries have surpassed all expectation right around the country”.
The National Irish Pub Awards are open to all members of LVA & VFI. The 56 Regional winners will be showcased as best in class in their area and will win a prize package of management training to help them progress their business further. They will also avail of comprehensive media coverage, including a feature by the awards trade media partner, Drinks Industry Ireland and a profile in the special awards supplement which will be published in the Irish Independent on the day of the Gala Awards Ceremony to take place in RDS Concert Hall, Dublin 4 on Wednesday 8th November next.