The Eastern Region winners are:
Innovative Pub of the Year: The Central, Navan
Best Music Pub: The Palace Bar, Navan.
Best Tourist Pub: The Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure, Co Wicklow
Best Outdoor Space: The Terrace at Dinn Rí, Carlow
Outstanding Customer Service: The Bog Road, Portlaoise
Best Local Pub: Dan and Molly’s Pub, Ballyboy, Co Offaly
Best Food Pub: Mickey Finn’s Pub, Red Cross, Co Wicklow
Pub Personality of the Year: Tom Joe Bradley, Clancy’s Bar, Athy, Co Kildare.
A series of seven regional events are taking place around the country between 18th September and 4th October to announce 56 VFI & LVA finalists through all categories.
The various Award categories and awards sponsors are:
Innovative Pub of Year – Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance
Best Music Pub – IMRO
Best Tourist Pub – Molson Coors
Best Outdoor Space – Bulmers
Outstanding Customer Service – Heineken
Best Local Pub – Diageo
Best Food Pub – Musgrave Marketplace
Pub Personality of the Year – Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard.