Wednesday 17 October 2018

National Hospitality Awards: Ireland's best loved hotels, pubs and restaurants recognised

Alan Valley and Tania Collins, Ashford Castle - overall winner of Best Hotel Award at the National Hospitality Awards (picture: Paul Sherwood)
Alan Valley and Tania Collins, Ashford Castle - overall winner of Best Hotel Award at the National Hospitality Awards (picture: Paul Sherwood)

Sean O'Grady

The 13th National Hospitality Awards took place on Monday night at Dublin’s InterContinental Hotel.

Honouring the best in the hospitality industry, the awards add new categories regularly and are judged by experts who determine whether an establishment has got it right both front and back of house.

The Gravediggers Pub in Dublin took home the award for best traditional pub – while the Vintage Cocktail Club, also in the capital, walked away with best cocktail experience.

The InterContinental Hotel was awarded with the best business hotel gong, while the Limerick Strand Hotel and Clontarf Castle were also honoured in the category.

The Cork International won for the best value hotel, while Marlfield House in  Co Wexford was given the best boutique hotel award.

The 64 Wine bar in Glasthule, Co Dublin, won for best wine bar, while The Oarsman in Carrick-On-Shannon was named the best gastro pub.

Rasam Restaurant in Glasthule was given the best local restaurant award and SMSLuna, in Dublin city centre, was honoured with best dining experience.

The award for best destination hotel was given to Harvey’s Point, in Co Donegal, while The Weir Rooms in Cork was given the gong for Best Hotel Bar.

Taste At Rustic by Dylan McGrath in Dublin won for best restaurant while Loam in Galway and One Pico restaurant in the capital were also honoured in the category.

The award for best nightclub went to popular Dublin venue Copper Face Jacks.

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