South East celebrations as Irish Pub Awards winners announced

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.

L to R: Aiden Maher, Diageo, Tony and Maeve Lowry, Tony Lowry’s Pub, Tipperary Town and Padraic McGann, VFI President – Best Local Pub

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.

L to R: Paul Browne, IMRO, Brendan Treacy, Matt the Millers, Kilkenny City and Padraic McGann, VFI President – Best Music Pub
L to R: Jack Wallace, Molson Coors, Pat and Catherine Cullen, Butler’s Bar & Restaurant, Broadway Co. Wexford and Padraic McGann, VFI President – Best Tourist Pub
L to R: Brian Malone, Heineken, Paddy Brereton, VFI(on behalf of Sean Ógs [email protected] Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford) and Padraic McGann, VFI President – Outstanding Customer Service
L to R: Mark Rafferty, BOIPA, Jim Gordon, Revolution Craft Bar, Waterford City and Padraic McGann, VFI President – Innovative Pub of the Year
L to R: Nigel Leydon, Bulmers, Pat Crotty, Paris Texas, Kilkenny City and Padraic McGann, VFI President – Best Outdoor Space
L to R: Alan Roynane, Musgrave Marketplace, Lisa and Emmett Hall, Mannions, New Ross, Co
Wexford and Padraic McGann, VFI President – Best Food Pub
L to R: Eamonn Jones, Hennessy, Aisling Cusack, The Mansion House, Waterford City and Padraic McGann, VFI President – Best Newcomer
L to R: Pat Flynn, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Jim Gordon, Oskar’s Bar, Waterford City and Padraic McGann, VFI President – Pub Personality of the Year