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Pub of the Year 2016: Entries open to find Northern Ireland's top bars, restaurants and hotels

By John Mulgrew

Published 11/08/2016

Chair of Hospitality Ulster Olga Walls joins winners Pedro Donald from Sunflower Bar, Belfast (Pub of the Year City)
Chair of Hospitality Ulster Olga Walls joins winners Pedro Donald from Sunflower Bar, Belfast (Pub of the Year City)
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Guests at the Pub of the Year 2015 awards at the La Mon Hotel
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell joins Beannchor GroupÄôs Petra and Bill Wolsey as Bill received the Industry Legend award at Hospitality UlsterÄôs Pub of the Year Awards 2015, in recognition of his commitment to the local hospitality industry.
Beannchor GroupÄôs Petra and Bill Wolsey celebrate as Bill received the Industry Legend award at Hospitality UlsterÄôs Pub of the Year Awards 2015, in recognition of his commitment to the local hospitality industry.
Sindile Moyo from Ulster University celebrates with Professor Una McMahon-Beattie as she was named Rising Star at Hospitality UlsterÄôs Pub of the Year Awards 2015.
Christine McNally and Sharon Foster from Tedfords celebrate after the restaurant received the Commitment to Local Food Restaurant award at Hospitality UlsterÄôs Pub of the Year Awards 2015.
Catrina and Dermott Friel from Friels of Swatragh celebrate as the bar received the Pub of the Rural award at Hospitality UlsterÄôs Pub of the Year Awards 2015.
Staff members from Friels of Swatragh celebrate as the bar received the Pub of the Year Rural award at Hospitality UlsterÄôs Pub of the Year Awards 2015.
Nathaniel McAuley of Muriel's Cafe Bar celebrates as he received the Best Bar Person Award in association with Sunday Life at Hospitality UlsterÄôs Pub of the Year Awards 2015.
Nathaniel McAuley of Muriel's Cafe Bar celebrates as he received the Best Bar Person Award in association with Sunday Life at Hospitality UlsterÄôs Pub of the Year Awards 2015.

The hunt is on to find Northern Ireland's top bars, hotels and restaurants.

Entries are now open for this year's Pub of the Year awards.

The event, which is now run by Hospitality Ulster, will see a total of 13 awards being handed out to the province's best spots for food and drink.

New categories this year include 'food and beverage manager of the year', which is open to entrants from pubs, restaurants and hotels.

Olga Walls, chair of Hospitality Ulster, said: As our Hospitality industry continues to grow and diversify, so too does the breadth and reach of Hospitality Ulster’s Pub of the Year Awards.

“With each year, we have introduced new award categories to recognise not just our fantastic local pubs and bars, but also our amazing restaurants and world class hotels.

“Whilst our three ‘Pub of the Year Awards’ – recognising best in class urban, city and rural pubs – remain a very important part of our celebrations this year, it is also important we recognise the diverse range of businesses that make up the Northern Ireland hospitality industry.”

Last year's winners included the Sunflower bar in Belfast, which was named city pub of the year.

For more information and entries visit hospitalityulster.org

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