Thursday 25 May 2017

Ireland’s best pub and nightclub named at National Hospitality Awards

The Stag's Head pub in Dublin
The Stag's Head pub in Dublin
Stag's Head pub, Dublin
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

A pub in Dublin city centre was named the best in the country at the annual National Hospitality Awards, held in the capital on Monday.

The Stag’s Head on Dublin’s Dame Court was recognised as Ireland’s best pub at the ceremony, coming out on top of runners-up Doheny & Nesbitt and Lowry’s Irish Music and Whiskey Bar in Galway.

The Wright Venue in Swords scooped the award for the country’s best nightclub, while Temple Bar’s Vintage Cocktail Club was named the best cocktail bar in Ireland.

Toner’s on Baggot Street was named the best traditional pub in the country, while Phibsborough’s Back Page was awarded the prize for the best sporting pub in Ireland.

The ceremony, held in Dublin’s Intercontinental Hotel on Monday, also showcased Ireland’s best hotels and named The Europe Hotel and Resort the best in Ireland.

Tankardstown in Slane was awarded the prize for best boutique hotel, while Kerry’s Sheen Falls was given the top prize for being Ireland’s best destination hotel.

Meanwhile, Mayo’s Ashford Castle was named the best resort in Ireland, while the Intercontinental in Ballsbridge was tipped for being the best Irish business hotel.

Michelin-starred Galway restaurant Loam was commended and presented with the prize for best restaurant, while Neven Maguire's MacNean House in Cavan was named the best local restaurant at the annual award ceremony, run in association with Hospitality Ireland magazine.

Winners at the National Hospitality Awards

Best Boutique Hotel

Tankardstown, Slane, Co. Meath

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A room at Tankardstown House

 

Best Business Hotel

InterContinental, Ballsbridge, Dublin

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The InterContinental Hotel in Ballsbridge in Dublin, which was bought by John Malone in 2015

 

Best Casual Dining

The Washerwoman, Glasnevin, Dublin

 

Best City Hotel

Hayfield Manor, Cork City

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The Five-star Hayfield Manor

 

Best Cocktail Bar

Vintage Cocktail Club, Dublin

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VCC Martinez

 

Best Customer Service

The Dylan, Dublin

 

Best Destination Hotel

Sheen Falls Lodge, Co. Kerry

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Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Co Kerry

 

Best Dining Experience

Mulberry Garden, Dublin

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Mulberry Garden, Dublin. Photo: TripAdvisor

 

Best Hotel Bar

Ashford Castle – The Prince of Wales Bar, Co. Mayo

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Ashford Castle

 

Best Hotel Restaurant

Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites, Co Galway

 

Best Local Restaurant

MacNean House , Co Cavan

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Neven Maguire

 

Best New Establishment

Farrier & Draper, Dublin

 

Best Nightclub

The Wright Venue, Dublin

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The Wright Venue

 

Best Overall Hotel

The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney

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The five-star Europe Hotel & Resort in Co Kerry

 

Best Overall Restaurant

Loam, Galway

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Loam, Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

 

Best Pub

The Stag's Head, Dublin

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The Stag's Head

 

 

Best Pub with Food

The Oarsman, Co Leitrim

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The Oarsman, Carrick-on-Shannon

 

Best Resort Hotel

Ashford Castle, Co Mayo

 

Best Seafood Restaurant

O'Grady's on the Pier, Co. Galway

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Bono has a pint of the black stuff at O'Grady's on the Pier in Barna

 

Best Sporting Pub

The Back Page, Dublin

 

Best Traditional Pub

Toner's, Dublin

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Toner's Pub on Baggot Street

 

Best Value Hotel

Garryvoe Hotel, Cork

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Best Wine List

The Twelve Hotel

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Twelve Hotel, Galway

 

Best Hotel Group

Dalata Hotel Group

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