Pub of the Year Awards are now open for entries

Entries for the second Irish Pub of the Year Awards 2018 are now being accepted.

These awards nationally recognise the diversity, quality and innovation among the pubs of Ireland.

The Irish Pub Awards are a joint initiative between the Vintner’s Association of Ireland (VFI ) and Licenced Vintners Association (LVA ), who have joined together to introduce a national awards programme that will provide credible and independent assessment of the best in Irish Pubs across nine categories.

The Irish Pub of the Year Awards are open to all members of the VFI and LVA. The nine categories include: Best Newcomer, Best Food Pub, Best Tourist Pub, Innovative Pub of the Year, Best Local Pub, Outstanding Customer Service, Best Music Pub, Best Outside Area and Pub Personality of the Year.

Judging, which is completely independent, will take place during June, July and August. Regional winners across each category will be announced at seven regional finals around Ireland during September and early October. These finalists will be showcased as best in class in their area and all win a prize package of management training to help them progress their business further, and they will receive extensive media coverage throughout the period up to the gala ceremony.

The Gala Awards Ceremony, where all national category winners and the overall Pub of the Year winner will be announced, will take place in Dublin next November.

Entries should be submitted to the dedicated website - - before June 1.

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