South East Regional Winners announced

The South East is celebrating after eight pubs came out on top at the Irish Pub Awards 2017 regional final which took place in The Coachman, Clonmel last night.

They now go forward to the National Awards Ceremony on 8th November.

The winners in the South East Region

Innovative Pub of the Year: Malzards Bar & Pub, Stoneyford, Kilkenny

Best Music Pub: Matt the Millers Bar and Restaurant, Kilkenny

Best Tourist Pub: The Strand Tavern, Duncannon, Co Wexford

Best Outdoor Space: Bill Foley’s Bar, Lounge and Beer Garden, Cashel, Co Tipperary

Outstanding Customer Service: Oskar’s Bar and Restaurant, Waterford City

Best Local Pub: The Porterhouse, Castlebridge, Co Wexford

Best Food Pub: The Uluru Outback Bar and Restaurant, Waterford City

Pub Personality of the Year: Jim ‘Flash’ Gordon, Revolution Craft Beer and Whiskey Bar, Waterford City.


Jointly presented by the Vintners Federation of Ireland and the Licensed Vintners Association, a series of seven regional events take place around the country between 18th September and 4th October to announce the 56 finalists through all categories.

The awards were presented by VFI President Pat Crotty and the category sponsors:

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.

The National Irish Pub Awards are open to all VFI and LVA members. The 56 regional winners will be showcased as best in class in their area and win a prize package of management training to help them progress their business further. They will also avail of comprehensive media coverage including a profile in the special awards supplement which will be published in the Irish Independent on the day of the Gala Awards Ceremony in RDS Concert Hall, Dublin 4, on Wednesday 8th November next. The National Category Award winners will also be featured by trade media partner Drinks Industry Ireland.

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