The winners in the North East Region are: Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance: Glencar Inn, Glencar SC, Circular Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO: The Warehouse Bar & Kitchen, Upper Main Street, Letterkenny, Co Donegal Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Molson Coors: The Singing Pub, Atlantic Drive, Downings, Co Donegal Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers: The Neptune, Main Street, Blackrock, Dundalk, Co Louth Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Heineken: PJ O’Hare’s, The Anchor Bar, Carlingford, Cooley Peninsula, Co Louth Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo: Barlow’s Railway Tavern, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co Louth Best Newcomer sponsored by Hennessy: Sister Sara’s, Port Road; Gortlea, Letterkenny, Co Donegal Best Food sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace: The Glyde Inn, Main Street, Annagassan, Castlebellingham, Co Louth Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard: Bryan McKiernan, The Keepers Arms, Bridge Street, Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. The nine finalists from each of the seven regions already announced over the past month or so now go forward to the National Awards Ceremony on 21st November in Dublin’s RDS where the overall National Winners in each category will be announced together with the overall Irish Pub of the Year. The 63 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’ll also avail of comprehensive media coverage including a profile in the special awards supplement in the Irish Independent on the day of the Gala Awards Ceremony. The Vintners Federation of Ireland and the Licensed Vintners Association-organised competition is partnered by Febvre Wine Company and has Independent Newspapers as its media partner, Drinks Industry Ireland as its trade media partner and Skillnet Ireland as Management Development Partner.
The North Eastern Regional Award winners were announced in The Squealing Pig Bar and Restaurant, Monaghan, last night.