Monday 19 March 2018

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

A room at Tankardstown House


Best Business Hotel

InterContinental, Ballsbridge, Dublin

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

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

Ashford Castle


Best Hotel Restaurant

Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites, Co Galway


Best Local Restaurant

MacNean House , Co Cavan

Neven Maguire


Best New Establishment

Farrier & Draper, Dublin


Best Nightclub

The Wright Venue, Dublin

The Wright Venue


Best Overall Hotel

The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney

The five-star Europe Hotel & Resort in Co Kerry


Best Overall Restaurant

Loam, Galway

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

The Oarsman, Carrick-on-Shannon


Best Resort Hotel

Ashford Castle, Co Mayo


Best Seafood Restaurant

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

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

Toner's Pub on Baggot Street


Best Value Hotel

Garryvoe Hotel, Cork

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Best Wine List

The Twelve Hotel
Twelve Hotel, Galway


Best Hotel Group

Dalata Hotel Group

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