Waterford Pubs Win Awards
Irish Pub Awards announce South East winners for 2018
Some of the finest pubs in the South East representing 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.
Two Waterford city pubs won awards last night
Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance: Revolution Craft Beer and Whiskey Bar, The Apple Market, John Street, Waterford City
Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard: Jim Flash Gordon, Oscar’s Bar, Dunmore Road, Waterford City
Best Newcomer sponsored by Hennessy: The Mansion House, 39 Johnstown, Waterford City
All award winners can be found HERE.
“The Awards were developed as part of our strategy to raise the profile of VFI member pubs around the country. The Irish Pub is at the heart of every town and village and it is where locals gather to meet friends and neighbours for good food and craic. It is where tourists meet locals and can enjoy Irish hospitality at its best. Irish Pubs are also a major provider of employment in our regions. These Awards are an excellent vehicle to showcase what the pub has to offer the modern customer”.
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 to be published in the Irish Independent on the day of the Gala Awards Ceremony at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin 4 on Wednesday 21st November.
But of luck to the Waterford contingent in the National Finals!