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Armagh bar shortlisted in prestigious Pub of the year Awards

An Armagh bar has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2016 Pub of the Year Awards by Ulster Hospitality.

The Hole in the Wall bar in McCrum’s Court in Armagh city centre is among five pubs vying for the top prize in the Urban category on November 16.

It will be competing against the Front Page Bar, Ballymena; Kiwi’s Brew Bar, Portrush; Shenanigans Venue, Portstewart and The Taphouse, Enniskillen.

This year’s Awards will be the mostly hotly contested to date.

Following a record number of entries from pubs, hotels and restaurants, a total of 46 shortlisted premises and individuals from right across Northern Ireland will now go head to head to be named the toast of the trade at the top industry Awards next month.

Also in the running for Rural Pub of the year is Lurgan’s Corner House Bar. It is also hoping to scope the award for Commitment to Local Food (Pub) in partnership with Food NI/Taste of Ulster.

Armagh City Hotel is competing to be award Northern Ireland’s top hotel bar (1-3*).

Winners of the 13 Awards will be revealed at a special gala awards night hosted by U105 presenter, Frank Mitchell, at the Ramada Plaza on Wednesday 16th November 2016.

Below are a full list of nominations:

Pub of the Year (Urban)

Front Page Bar, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Kiwi’s Brew Bar, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Shenanigans Venue, Portstewart, Co. Derry~Londonderry

The Hole in the Wall Bar, Armagh, Co. Armagh

The Taphouse, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

 

Pub of the Year (Rural)

Matties Meeting House, Cairncastle, Larne, Co. Antrim

The Corner House Bar, Lurgan, Co. Armagh

The Lobster Pot Bar/Restaurant, Strangford, Co. Down

The Riverside Bar, Garrison, Co. Fermanagh

The Speckled Hen, Lisburn, Co. Antrim

 

Pub of the Year (City)

Ryan’s Bar and Restaurant, Belfast, Co. Antrim

The National & Sixty6, Belfast, Co. Antrim

The Perch, Belfast, Co. Antrim

The River Inn, Shipquay St, Derry~Londonderry

White’s Tavern, Belfast, Co. Antrim

 

Hotel Bar of the Year 1*-3*

Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Armagh City Hotel, Armagh, Co. Armagh

Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim, Co. Antrim

Ivanhoe Inn & Hotel, Carryduff, Co. Down

 

Hotel Bar of the Year 4*-5*

Canal Court Hotel & Spa, Newry, Co. Down

Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Hastings Everglades Hotel, Derry~Londonderry

Malmaison, Belfast, Co. Antrim

 

Commitment to the Community

Bushmills Inn Hotel, Bushmills, Co. Antrim

Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim, Co. Antrim

Front Page Bar, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

The Hatfield House, Belfast, Co. Antrim

The Hillside, Hillsborough, Co. Down

 

Commitment to Local Food (Restaurant) in partnership with Food NI/Taste of Ulster

Native by Yellow Door, MAC, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Ocho Tapas Bistro, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Pier 59, Strand Rd, Derry, Derry~Londonderry

The Hillside, Hillsborough, Co. Down

The Yellow Heifer, Camlough, Co. Down

 

Commitment to Local Food (Pub) in partnership with Food NI/Taste of Ulster

Friel’s Bar and Restaurant, Swatragh, Maghera, Co.  Derry~Londonderry

The Corner House Bar, Lurgan, Co. Armagh

The Morning Star, Belfast, Co. Antrim

The Parlour Bar, Newtownards, Co. Down

The Taphouse, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

 

Commitment to Local Food (Hotel) in partnership with Food NI/Taste of Ulster

Bushmills Inn Hotel, Bushmills, Co. Antrim

Canal Court Hotel & Spa, Newry, Co. Down

Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim, Co. Antrim

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle, Co. Down

 

Food and Beverage Manger of the Year

Anna Marie Mc Ferran, The Old Thatch Inn, Magherafelt, Co. Derry~Londonderry

Breandán Kerr, Ivanhoe Inn and Hotel, Carryduff, Co. Down

Chris Bell, Shenanigans Venue, Portstewart, Co. Derry~Londonderry

Morgan Watson, Horatio Todd’s, Belfast, Co. Antrim

 

Barperson of the Year (in association with Sunday Life)

Feargal Shannon, Crowes Nest, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Melony Connor, Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Paul Rocks, Aether & Echo, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Sarah Hamilton Front Page Bar, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Sinead Keenan  Dan’s Bar & Off Sales (The Orient Bar), Belfast, Co. Antrim

Tim Mcllreavy, Kiwi’s Brew Bar, Portrush, Co. Antrim

 

Hospitality Ulster Rising Star (in partnership with Ulster University)

To be announced on the night

Industry Legend (in partnership with Hospitality Review NI)

To be announced on the night

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