The search to find Northern Ireland’s best hospitality venues steps up a notch this week, as the shortlist for Hospitality Ulster’s prestigious Pub of the Year Awards 2015 is revealed.
This year’s awards promise to be the most hotly contested yet.
Following a record number of entries from pubs, hotels and restaurants, a total of 44 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.
Incredibly all five of the pubs nominated for Pub of the Year (City) are from Belfast, with The Albany, Bootleggers, The Garrick, The Perch Rooftop Bar and Sunflower Public House all given the nod.
Winners of a record 14 awards will be revealed at a special gala awards night hosted by Cool FM breakfast show host, Pete Snodden, at La Mon Hotel and Country Club on Wednesday November 11.
Commitment to Local Food Restaurant also earned three nods to Belfast, with The Barking Dog, Molly’s Yard and Tedford’s all nominated for the gong.
The Elk, Toomebridge and The Yellow Heifer, Camlough, also received nominations.