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Irish Pub Awards 2022 – regional winners

The regional winners of this year’s Irish Pub Awards have just been announced.

 

All 61 regional winners will be showcased as Best in Class in their region and receive a prize package of management training to help them progress their business further.

All 61 regional winners will be showcased as Best in Class in their region and receive a prize package of management training to help them progress their business further.

Now in its fourth year, the Irish Pub Awards – jointly presented by the Licenced Vintners Association and the Vintners Federation of Ireland – are now acknowledged to be the definitive industry standard and have gained recognition throughout the trade as the most credible and comprehensive assessment of the best in Irish pubs.

Judging for the Regional Winners of the 2022 Awards has deemed the following as finalists:

Best Food Pub sponsored by Musgrave Marketplace
Region Pub Name Town/ Area County
East Region Seven Arches Navan Meath
North East Region The Glyde Inn Annagassan Louth
South East Region Mary Barry’s Seafood Bar & Restaurant Kilmore Wexford
South West Region Collins Bar & Restaurant Dooradoyle Limerick City
Cork Region The Dock Wall Union Hall Cork
Connaught Region John Keogh’s Gastropub Galway City
Dublin Region Matt the Thresher Dublin 2

 

Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Failte Ireland
Region Pub Name Town/ Area County
East Region James Griffin Pub Trim Meath
North East Region The Rusty Mackerel Teelin Donegal
South East Region Simon Lambert & Sons Wexford Town
South West Region Durty Nelly’s Bar & Restaurant Bunratty Clare
Cork Region Sin É Cork City
Connaught Region Lowry’s Music & Whiskey Bar Clifden Galway
Dublin Region O’Connells Howth Dublin

 

Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo
Region Pub Name Town/ Area County
East Region O’Keeffe’s Pub Knockananna Wicklow
North East Region The Squealing Pig Monaghan Town
South East Region T.J Mac’s Bar Mullinahone Tipperary
South West Region Murphy’s Bar Brandon Kerry
Cork Region Casey’s Bar & Restaurant Clonakilty Cork
Connaught Region Lynott’s Pub Achill Mayo
Dublin Region Gleesons of Booterstown Blackrock Co. Dublin

 

Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO
Region Pub Name Town/ Area County
East Region John Lee’s Bar & Venue Tullamore Offaly
North East Region Gleesons Bar Drogheda Louth
South East Region Matt the Millers Kilkenny City
South West Region Dolans Limerick City
Cork Region The Oliver Plunkett Cork City
Connaught Region The Porter House Westport Mayo
Dublin Region Darkey Kelly’s Bar & Restaurant Fishamble Street Dublin 7

 

Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Edward Dillon
Region Pub Name Town/ Area County
East Region The Auld Shebeen Bar Athy Kildare
North East Region 79 West Street Drogheda Louth
South East Region Dunbar’s of Ferns Wexford
South West Region O’Shea’s Bar & Beer Garden Killorglin Kerry
Cork Region Mount Oval Bar Rochestown Cork
Connaught Region Buffalo Boy Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim
Dublin Region The Step Inn Stepaside Dublin

 

Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers
Region Pub Name Town/ Area County
East Region Peters Pub Dunshaughlin Meath
North East Region Odd Mollies Café Bar & Venue Drogheda Louth
South East Region T.Morris Bar Wexford Town
South West Region J. M. Reidy’s Killarney Kerry
Cork Region Tom Barrys Cork City
Connaught Region O’Connells Galway City
Dublin Region Kenny’s of Lucan Co. Dublin

 

Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by BOI Payment Acceptance
Region Pub Name Town/ Area County
East Region Kavanaghs Bar & Venue Portlaoise Laois
North East Region Andy’s Bar & Restaurant Monaghan Town
South East Region Malzards Stoneyford Kilkenny
South West Region Mother Macs Public House Limerick City
Cork Region The Rock Cloyne Cork
Connaught Region Nevins Newfield Inn Mulranny Mayo
Dublin Region The Camden Dublin 2

 

Best Late Night Bar sponsored by Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard
Region Pub Name Town/ Area County
East Region The Roost Maynooth Kildare
North East Region Warehouse Bar + Kitchen Letterkenny Donegal
South East Region The Reg Waterford City
Cork Region Dwyer’s of Cork Cork City
Connaught Region Dunnes Bar Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim
Dublin Region Devitt’s of Camden Street Dublin 2

 

Best Digital Campaign sponsored by Heineken
Region Pub Name Town/ Area County
East Region P. Clarke’s Navan Meath
North East Region PJ O Hare’s Carlingford Louth
South East Region Kickham House Tipperary Town
Cork Region The Shelbourne Bar Cork Cork City
Connaught Region Thomas Connolly Sligo Town
Dublin Region The Bridge 1859 Ballsbridge Dublin 4

All 61 regional winners will be showcased as Best in Class in their region and receive a prize package of management training to help them progress their business further.

All regional winners will also avail of comprehensive media coverage including a profile piece in our special Awards Supplement in the Irish Independent on the day of the National Awards presentation, the 16th of November. The awards’ media partners are the Irish Independent and Drinks Industry Ireland.

The Irish Pub Awards has enjoyed substantial growth since its inception in 2017.

“The Irish Pub Awards is firmly established as the pre-eminent awards in our sector,” said VFI President Paul Moynihan, “The awards have helped raise the national profile of our fantastic pubs across the entire country. The awards showcase the best of the best and I’m delighted that so many great venues are getting the recognition they deserve. We all know our pubs are a unique part of Irish culture and remain the best place for locals and tourists alike to come together.”

LVA Chair Alison Kealy added, “The collaboration between VFI and LVA is core to the success of the Irish Pub Awards. They play a big part in acknowledging the part publicans play in employing people across Ireland, investing in their premises and in acknowledging the wonderful contribution pubs make to  Irish social culture.”

 

 

 

 

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