Posted on Thursday 22 October 2015 by Ulster Business

Pub of the year shortlist announced

Ashleigh Coyle and Cool FM’s Pete Snodden, Host of Hospitality Ulster’s Pub of the Year Awards.

The shortlist has been revealed for the Hospitality Ulster’s Pub of the Year Awards 2015.

It includes pubs and hotels from across Northern Ireland, in both rural and urban situations and rewards entrants for everything from service to atmosphere to food.

A total of 44 premises have been shortlisted and they’ll go head-to-head to fight it out for their category title and then for the outright Pub of the Year award.

Olga Walls, Chair of Hospitality Ulster, said the entries have been impressive.

“Hospitality Ulster’s new look Pub of the Year Awards provide a valuable opportunity to recognise the significant contribution Northern Ireland’s hospitality venues make, not only within their own communities, but to the hospitality sector as a whole,” she said.

“We are lucky to have world class hospitality venues on our doorstep and these Awards will recognise and reward those businesses that are setting industry standards with their customer offering, service and innovations.

 Winners of a record fourteen Awards will be revealed at a special gala awards night hosted by Cool FM breakfast show host, Pete Snodden, at La Mon Hotel and Country Club on Wednesday 11th November 2015.

 One Award category invites nominations from the general public, with people nominating their favourite barperson by writing to The Sunday Life, which is joining forces with Hospitality Ulster once again to find out who the public feel should clinch the coveted title of Best Barperson. 

 The Awards will also recognise the industry’s rising stars and those that have played a vital role in shaping the sector with two new Awards: Hospitality Ulster’s Rising Star (in partnership with Ulster University) and the Industry Legend Award (in partnership with Hospitality Review), the winners of which will be announced at the Gala Awards night next month.

The full shortlist for Hospitality Ulster’s Pub of the Year Awards 2015 is as follows:

 

Best Hotel Bar 1, 2 & 3 Star

Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena, County Antrim

The Port Hotel, Portrush, County Antrim

The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro, Bangor, County Down

Walsh's Hotel, Maghera, County Derry~Londonderry

Whistledown Hotel, Warrenpoint, County Down

 

Best Hotel Bar 4 & 5 Star

The Bushmills Inn, Bushmills, County Antrim

Europa Hotel, Belfast, County Antrim

Hastings Everglades Hotel, Derry~Londonderry, County Derry~Londonderry

La Mon Hotel & Country Club, Castlereagh, Belfast, County Antrim

Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

 

Commitment to the Community Hotel

Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane, County Tyrone

La Mon Hotel & Country Club, Castlereagh, Belfast, County Antrim

The Port Hotel, Portrush, County Antrim

The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro, Bangor, County Down

Walsh’s Hotel, Maghera, County Derry~Londonderry

 

Commitment to the Community Pub

The Devenish Complex, Finaghy, County Antrim

The Elk, Toomebridge, County Antrim

Front Page Bar, Ballymena, County Antrim

The Ivy Bar, Newtownards, County Down

The Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone, County Antrim

 

Commitment to the Community Restaurant

The Four Trees, Moira, County Down

Pretty Mary's, Moira, County Down

26 West Bar & Grill, Belfast, County Antrim

 

Pub of the Year City

The Albany, Belfast, County Antrim

Bootleggers, Belfast, County Antrim

The Garrick, Belfast, County Antrim

The Perch Rooftop Bar, Belfast, County Antrim

Sunflower Public House, Belfast, County Antrim

 

Pub of the Year Rural

Friels Bar & Bistro, Maghera, County Derry~Londonderry

Halfway House, Banbridge, County Down

The Maghera Inn, Castlewellan, County Down

The Ponderosa, Derry~Londonderry, County Derry~Londonderry

The Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone, County Antrim

 

Pub of the Year Urban

Devenish Bar Ltd, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

Devlin’s Bar, Armagh, County Armagh

The Dirty Duck Alehouse, Holywood, County Down

Mary’s Bar, Magherafelt, County Derry~Londonderry

Pier 36, Donaghadee, County Down

 

Commitment to Local Food Pub

The Dirty Duck Alehouse, Holywood, County Down

The Garrick, Belfast, County Antrim

The Maghera Inn, Castlewellan, County Down

Pier 36, Donaghadee, County Down

Pretty Mary's, Moira, County Down

 

Commitment to Local Food Restaurant

The Barking Dog Restaurant, Belfast, County Antrim

The Elk, Toomebridge, County Antrim

Molly’s Yard, Belfast, County Antrim

Tedfords, Belfast, County Antrim

The Yellow Heifer, Camlough, County Armagh

 

Commitment to Local Food Hotel

The Bushmills Inn, Bushmills, County Antrim

La Mon Hotel and Country Club, Castlereagh, County Antrim

Newforge House, Magheralin, County Armagh

The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro, Bangor, County Down

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Newcastle, County Down

 

Best Bar Person (in association with Sunday Life)

Danny Leitch, Ruby's, Larne

Laura Keegan, Keegans Bar, Armagh

Nathaniel McAuley, Muriel's Cafe Bar, Belfast

Neil McDonald, The Poet, Dundonald

Willie Gregg, The Harbour Bar, Portrush

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