Local bars given chance to sup with the best

The search to discover the toast of the Northern Ireland licensed trade is on as Pubs of Ulster launches its Pub of the Year Awards.

Licensees across County Armagh have been urged to enter the only industry recognised awards. This year there will be the chance to enter a record TEN categories that have been designed to highlight the very best that the industry has to offer: Best Barperson; Best Entertainment; Best Food; Best New or Improved; Best Marketing Idea; Best Charity Event; Best Big Idea, Best Hotel Bar, Best Ulster Pub Week event and the ultimate award - Pub of the Year 2014.

Commenting on the Pub of the Year Awards 2014, Mark Stewart, chairman of Pubs of Ulster, said:

“I would encourage all publicans in Armagh to get involved and enter this year’s Awards, as we strive to celebrate the real heroes of NI’s pub industry.”

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 16 September. A final shortlist will be announced by the end of October. The winners will be revealed at the Gala on Wednesday 12 November at La Mon Hotel and Country Club.