The Award categories and 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.
South West Region winners:
Innovative Pub of the Year: Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder, 93 New Street, Killarney, Co Kerry
Best Music Pub: Dolan’s, Alphonsus Street, Dock Road, Limerick City
Best Tourist Pub: Durty Nelly’s, Bunratty, Co Clare
Best Outdoor Space: Fanny O’Dea’s, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co Clare
Outstanding Customer Service: Hiway Bar and Restaurant, Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick City
Best Local Pub: Murphy’s, Farran, Brandon, Co Kerry
Best Newcomer: 1314, Cecil Street, Limerick City
Best Food: Roadside Tavern, Rooska, Rathbaun, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare
Pub Personality of the Year: Gary O’Donnell, Bailey’s Corner, Castle Street, Tralee, Co Kerry.
The Irish Pub Awards are jointly presented by the VFI and LVA.
Partners to Irish Pub of the Year Awards are: Febvre Wine Company; Media Partners Independent Newspapers; Trade Media Partner Drinks Industry Ireland and Management Development Partner Skillnet Ireland.