Pubs in the counties Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny and Tipperary are celebrating following their success at the 2018 Irish Pub Awards Regional Finals, which took place in Rafter Dempsey’s Pub, 4 Friary Street Gardens, Kilkenny yesterday evening (26th September 2018). 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 South East Region are:
Revolution Craft Beer and Whiskey Bar, The Apple Market, John Street, Waterford City – Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance
Matt the Miller’s, 1 John Street Lower, College Park, Kilkenny – Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO
Butler’s Bar and Restaurant, Racecourse, Broadway, Co Wexford – Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Molson Coors
Paris Texas, 92 High Street, College Park, Kilkenny – Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers
Sean Óg’s at Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford – Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Heineken
Tony Lowry’s Bar, 46 Main Street, Tipperary Town – Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo
The Mansion House, 39 Johnstown, Waterford City – Best Newcomer sponsored by Hennessy
Mannion’s Pub, Mount Elliott, New Ross, Co Wexford – Best Food sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace
Jim Flash Gordon, Oscar’s Bar, Dunmore Road, Waterford City – Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard
The Irish Pub Awards are jointly presented by the Vintners Association of Ireland (VFI) and the Licenced Vintners Association of Ireland (LVA). A series of seven regional events will take place around Ireland between 11th September and 11th October to announce 63 finalists throughout seven regions.