The Awards, in nine different categories, are being announced by the Licensed Vintners Association and the Vintners Federation of Ireland over the course of this month in advance of the Gala Awards ceremony taking place on 20th November in the RDS, Dublin.
The 63 regional winners will be showcased as best in class in their region and will receive a prize package to the value of €20,000 comprising management training and media coverage to help them develop their business. The media coverage includes a profile piece in an awards supplement in the Irish Independent on the day of the awards presentation.
The Irish Tourist Pub category is sponsored by Molson Coors and further category winner announcements will be found at www.irishpubawards.ie.
Last year’s Irish Tourist Pub Award was won by The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega in Cork.
Drinks Industry Ireland is the trade media partner to the Irish Pub of the Year awards.