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PICS: This Little-Known Dublin Gem Scooped 'Pub Of The Year' At Last Night's Irish Pub Awards

By Darragh Berry

September 19, 2018 at 10:11am

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The best of the best in Dublin were honoured at Tuesday night's Irish Pub Awards - Dublin Regional Finals.

One Dublin pub in particular walked away with the top prize of 'pub of the year' but before we get to that, here's some of the other winners from the night.

But, only one could walk away with pub of the year and we're really looking further to heading in here for some scoops.

Congrats to the Two Sisters pub in Terenure on the accolade.

Here's the full list of winners:

The Dublin Regionals of the 2018 Irish Pub Awards Finals took place in The Bankers Bar, Trinity Street, Dublin.

All nine winners will now go forward to the final of the National Pub Awards at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin 4 on Wednesday 21st November when the National Category Winners and the overall Irish Pub of the Year will be announced.

The winners in the Dublin Region are:

  • Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance: The Two Sisters Pub, Wainsfort Drive, Terenure, Dublin 6W
  • Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO: Brazen Head, 20 Lower Bridge Street. Dublin 2
  • Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Molson Coors: The Merry Ploughboy, Edmondstown Road, Dublin 16
  • Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers: House Pub, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
  • Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Heineken: Brady’s Pub, Main Street, Shankhill, Co Dublin
  • Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo: Kenny’s Pub, Lucan Village, Co Dublin
  • Best Newcomer sponsored by Hennessy: Sandyford House, Sandyford Village, Dublin 18
  • Best Food sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace: Abbey Tavern, Howth, Co Dublin
  • Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard: John Gallagher, Searson’s of Baggot Street, Dublin 2

The Irish Pub Awards are jointly presented by Licenced Vintners Association (LVA) and Vintners Association of Ireland (VFI).

A series of seven regional events will take place around Ireland between 11th September and 11th October to announce 63 finalists throughout seven regions.

Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Chairman of Licenced Vintners Association Alan Campbell said:

"Entries for this year are well ahead of last year. Judging took place over the summer months and tonight we are announcing our regional winners who will go forward to represent Dublin in the National Final to be held in November.”

“The Awards were developed as part of our strategy to raise the profile of LVA member pubs in Dublin. The Irish Pub is at the heart of every town and village and the pub is where locals gather to meet friends and neighbours for good food and craic.

"It is also where tourists meet locals and enjoy Irish hospitality at its best along. Irish pubs are also a major employment provider across all regions. These Awards are an excellent vehicle to showcase what the pub has to offer the modern customer”.

The Gala Awards Ceremony take place at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin 4 on Wednesday 21st November.

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