BOGANS Bar is raising a glass and cheering for success, after being named County Tyrone’s ‘best bar’ in this year’s National Pub & Bar awards.
Hand-picked by National Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the award, the Omagh bar will now compete for the coveted title of ‘National Pub & Bar of the Year’, alongside 93 other establishments who picked up their prestigious ‘County Winner’ titles across England, Wales, Scotland and the North.
The pubs, which have been selected on overall best practice across several operational categories, will be officially crowned at a red carpet celebration in London in June, where 15 ‘Regional Winners’ will also be announced, as well as the esteemed accolade – the overall ‘National Pub & Bar of the Year’.
The awards aim to highlight the positive and inspiring work being carried out across the UK’s hospitality industry.
“We were overwhelmed by the level and quality of entries this year,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine.
“It just goes to show what magnificent work is going on across the UK hospitality sector.
“With outrageous energy costs, recruitment shortages and a punishing taxation system, these businesses are once again facing tough times.
“Now, more than ever, it’s vital that people support their local pubs and bars.
“So, ahead of the long Easter weekend, why not check out the finest in your county?”
At the grand final, other awards will be handed out, including the ‘Pub Brand of the Year’, ‘Bar Brand of the Year’, ‘Pub Chef of the Year’ and ‘Sustainable Pub & Bar of the Year’.
The 15 Regional Winners will then be announced ahead of the esteemed National Pub & Bar of the Year award, which, in 2022, was won by The Frogmill in Cheltenham.
The full list of the 94 ‘County Winners’ can be found online at ‘www.nationalpubandbarawards.co.uk’.