Some of the finest pubs in counties representing the East Region are celebrating following their success at the 2018 Irish Pub Awards Regional Finals, which took place in Lock 13, Sallins, Co Kildare yesterday evening (19th 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 East Region are:
Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue, Main Street, Main Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois – Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance
The Central Bar, Trimgate Street, Navan, Co Meath – Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO
Micky Finns at the Wicklow Brewery, Redcross, Co Wicklow – Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Molson Coors
The Terrace at Dinn Rí, Tullow Street, Carlow Town – Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers
Silken Thomas Pub, Kildare Town – Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Heineken
The Hideout Gastro Pub, Kilcullen, Co Kildare – Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo
The Brass Fox, Wicklow Town – Best Newcomer sponsored by Hennessy
The Hanged Man’s Pub, Milltown, Newbridge, Co Kildare – Best Food Pub sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace
Percy Clendennen, Giltraps Pub, Kinnitty, Co Offaly – Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard
The 63 winners from seven different regions will be represented as best in class in each area. The prize package for all finalists will include a management training course to help them progress their business further. They will also avail of comprehensive media coverage at local and national level, including a feature in the special awards supplement published in the Irish Independent on the day of the Gala Awards Ceremony at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin 4 on Wednesday 21st November.
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.