Porter House in Castlebridge is 'Irish Pub of the Year'
A County Wexford pub is Irish Pub of the Year, and that's official.
The Porter House, in Castlebridge, won crowned national champion after winning the Best Local Pub, one of eight categories announced at last week's inaugural Irish Pub Awards.
Owned by Castlebridge native Myles Doyle and his wife Sharon, the pub, which employs 10 staff, completed a major redevelopment in 2015.
Although the Porter House is a traditional old-style pub with deep roots in the local community through local sponsorships and the work it does in raising funds for charities, it is constantly innovating and is focused on its customers' changing needs. The pub recently introduced a specialised gin menu, local craft beers and a new premium whiskey offering.
The awards were presented by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin at a gala ceremony in the RDS Concert Hall last week.
The winners were selected from over 500 applications in this joint national awards programme which is presented by the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) and the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA).