Irish Pub Awards announce Winners representing Dublin for 2018

Some of the finest pubs representing Dublin City and County are celebrating following their success at the 2018 Irish Pub Awards Regional Finals, which took place in The Bankers Bar, Trinity Street, Dublin on 18th September 2018.  All nine winners will now go forward to the final of the National Pub Awards at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin 4 on Wednesday 21st November when the National Category Winners and the overall Irish Pub of the Year will be announced.

The winners in the Dublin Region are:

Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance:  The Two Sisters Pub, Wainsfort Drive, Terenure, Dublin 6W

Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO: Brazen Head, 20 Lower Bridge Street. Dublin 2

Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Molson Coors: The Merry Ploughboy, Edmondstown Road, Dublin 16

Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers: House Pub, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Heineken: Brady’s Pub, Main Street, Shankhill, Co Dublin

Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo: Kenny’s Pub, Lucan Village, Co Dublin

Best Newcomer sponsored by Hennessy: Sandyford House, Sandyford Village, Dublin 18

Best Food sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace: Abbey Tavern, Howth, Co Dublin

Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard: John Gallagher, Searson’s of Baggot Street, Dublin 2


The Irish Pub Awards are jointly presented by Licenced Vintners Association (LVA) and Vintners Association of Ireland (VFI)  A series of seven regional events will take place around Ireland between 11th September and 11th October to announce 63 finalists throughout seven regions.

Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Chairman of Licenced Vintners Association Alan Campbell expressed his delight at how well the Awards are going.  “Entries for this year are well ahead of last year.  Judging took place over the summer months and tonight we are announcing our regional winners who will go forward to represent Dublin in the National Final to be held in November.”

“The Awards were developed as part of our strategy to raise the profile of LVA member pubs in Dublin.  The Irish Pub is at the heart of every town and village and the pub is where locals gather to meet friends and neighbours for good food and craic.  It is also where tourists meet locals and enjoy Irish hospitality at its best along. Irish pubs are also a major employment provider across all regions.  These Awards are an excellent vehicle to showcase what the pub has to offer the modern customer”.

The prize package for all finalists will include a management training course to help them progress their business further.  They will also avail of comprehensive media coverage at local and national level, including a feature in the special awards supplement published in the Irish Independent on the day of the Gala Awards Ceremony at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin 4 on Wednesday 21st November.

Partners to Irish Pub of the Year Awards are: Febvre Wine Company; Media Partners, Independent Newspapers, Trade Media Partner, Drinks Industry Ireland and Management Development Partner, Skillnet Ireland.


For further information, please contact:

Jimmy Healy, Communications Manager, Licenced Vintners Association

Mob: 087 6479104, email:


Sue O’Neill, Programme Manager, Irish Pub Awards, Shellcove Limited

Mob:087 9013311 email: