Porter House in Castle­bridge is the ‘Ir­ish Pub of the Year’

Wexford People - - NEWS - By DAVID TUCKER

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 old­style 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).

Porter House own­ers Myles and Sharon Doyle.

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