Belfast Telegraph

Hunt is on to find Northern Ireland's perfect pubs

By John Mulgrew

The race is on to find the best pubs, restaurants and hotels Northern Ireland has to offer.

Entries for the Pub of the Year Awards are open, with the competition also including some of our top restaurants and hotels.

It comes after the organisers, Pubs of Ulster, rebranded and expanded into Hospitality Ulster, covering all elements of the hospitality sector.

There are a number of new categories, including those for best rural pub and best hotel bar.

Olga Walls, chair of Hospitality Ulster, said the awards "celebrate all that is great about our Northern Ireland's hospitality industry, and the awards are hotly contested each year".

"We have some of the best hospitality venues in the world right on our doorstep," she added.

As well as from picking up one of the 14 awards on offer, each winner will be given an interactive masterclass with the celebrity mentalist David Meade. Last year, it was the Goat's Toe in Bangor which was named Northern Ireland's Pub of the Year at a glitzy awards bash outside Belfast.

For more information or to enter, visit The closing date for entries is September 15.

Belfast Telegraph