Monday, 28 November 2011

NI Pubs of 2011

Cordial congratulations to the Dirty Duck Ale House in Holywood, County Down, an establishment Timothy Belmont is known to frequent, which has won an award for Best Food Pub in Northern Ireland.

Well done to everyone else, too.

Pubs of Ulster is the trading name of the Federation of Retail Licensed Trade NI. They have announced the winners in various categories hereunder:-

The finest pubs from across Northern Ireland gathered at Belfast City Hall on 16th November to toast the best the industry has to offer as the search to find our top pubs came to a dramatic conclusion at the annual Pub of the Year Awards 2011.


Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2011:
Winner: Dorman's and The Opera, Magherafelt

Outstanding Bar Person of the Year:
Winner: Liam McEldowney, Jack's Bar at Walsh's Hotel, Maghera

Best Neighbourhood Pub:
Winner: Rafters and Friel's Bar, Swatragh
Finalist: The Devenish Bar, Enniskillen
Finalist: Sally McNally's, Portadown

Best Food Pub:
Finalist: Mary's Bar, Magherafelt

Best Family Friendly Pub:
Winner: Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone
Finalist: Lily's Pub and Eatery, Belfast
Finalist: Molly Brown's Kitchen and Bar, Newtownards

Best New or Improved Pub:
Winner: Horatio Todd's Bar and Restaurant, Belfast
Finalist: The Devenish Bar, Enniskillen
Finalist: The Light House Bar and Wine Store, Whiteabbey

Most Innovative Pub:
Winner: Ryan's Bar, Belfast
Finalist: Dorman's and The Opera, Magherafelt
Finalist: Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone

Best Tourism / Visitor Pub
Winner: The John Hewitt, Belfast
Finalist: The Anchor Bar Complex, Portstewart
Finalist: Horseshoe and Saddlers, Enniskillen

Sunday Life Reader's Choice Award
Winner: The Head O'The Road, Portadown
Finalist: The Derg Arms, Castlederg
Finalist: The Harbour Bar, Portrush

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the Dirty Duck. Its been a personal favorite for a long time.

Not wishing to take anything away from DD, but, I can't believe Horatio Todds was a finalist!

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