Hunt is on for Ballymena’s ‘local’ hero

The search is on to find Ballymena’s ‘local’ hero!

Pubs of Ulster, the representative body for the licensed trade in Northern Ireland, has embarked on its annual search to find the best in the business and is calling on local licensees to enter the only industry recognised awards. This year however entrants will see some new and exciting changes to the awards, as Pubs of Ulster unveils new categories, a new entry process as well as a brand new luxury venue for the gala awards night on 13th November 2013.

The 2013 Pub of the Year Awards feature eight categories designed to highlight the very best that the industry has to offer.

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This year’s award categories are: Best Barperson; Best Entertainment; Best Food; Best New or Improved; Best Marketing Initiative; Best Charity Initiative; Best Big Idea and the ultimate award - Pub of the Year 2013.

This year the awards have been refined with the removal of the initial round of regional heats to ensure the very best compete one on one across Northern Ireland.

Also this will be the first year that all award entries can be completed and submitted online; making it even easier for pubs right across Northern Ireland to get involved and be in with a chance of taking home a coveted award.

Commenting on the new look Pub of the Year Awards 2013 chairman of Pubs of Ulster, Mark Stewart said: “The Pub of the Year Awards celebrates all that is great and good about our industry. We have some of the best pubs in the world right on our doorstep and many of them are setting industry standards when it comes to customer offering, customer service as well as innovation.”