Cronin’s of Crosshaven – Georgina Campbell’s Pub of Year

Cronin's of Crosshaven, County Cork, was announced as Georgina Campbell's Pub of the Year at the Georgina Campbell 2022 Irish Food & Hospitality Awards which were announced in an end-of-year celebration of Irish food and hospitality.


Cronin's of Crosshaven, County Cork, was announced as Georgina Campbell's Pub of the Year.

Cronin’s of Crosshaven, County Cork, was announced as Georgina Campbell’s Pub of the Year.

“While Irish pubs in general are going through a challenging time, the pub experience remains one of the highlights of a visit to this country for visitors from abroad who love the unique atmosphere and the craic,” stated Georgina Campbell, “And as long as there are new pubs as delightful as this one coming on stream, the future of the Irish pub is assured.

“In the Cronin family since 1970, this charming harbour-front pub is run by third-generation owner and Ballymaloe-trained chef Denis Cronin and his wife Caroline who took over from Denny’s parents in the year they celebrated 50 years in business – and then came Covid.

“They pivoted to open a pop up grocery store and offer pre-prepared meals to heat at home but, just as restrictions were lifted and they were about to reopen, flooding closed them again for extensive renovations. Uncovering some architectural and historical gems in the process (and fitting out a brand new kitchen), they reopened in time for the Volvo Cork Week sailing event in July 2022 and haven’t looked back since.

“This is a true family business that serves the community and the community support it in return. Just what a local should be like – and a real find for visitors.”

From Ireland’s hospitality leaders, best hotels, fine dining and seafood to casual dining favourites and the most pet-friendly destination, winners of Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards 2022 were announced as follows:

The winners of the 2022 Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards were announced at the end of 2022.

Celebrating 24 years in their current incarnation, the Georgina Campbell Awards recognise and honour Ireland’s standard-bearers in food and hospitality in Ireland with particular focus this year on those who’ve maintained standards across the board in the face of post-pandemic energy and staffing crises among many other challenges – and the brave newcomers who, against the odds, continue to delight with inspiring new businesses.




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