Are these Britain and Northern Ireland's best Irish pubs, beers, whiskeys and bar people?
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Are these Britain and Northern Ireland's best Irish pubs, beers, whiskeys and bar people?

 

IRISH Pubs Global has announced its 2017 shortlist in the search for the world's best Irish pubs, drinks, food and industry people.

The Irish Pubs Global network - which includes some of the finest traditional Irish pubs around the world and aims to connect and support Irish hospitality business owners, managers and their suppliers - will crown its winners at a gala dinner in Dublin in October.

The awards honour business excellence in the Irish pub industry in Ireland and abroad, with categories ranging from Worldwide Irish Pub of the Year to Best International Pub Food.

From Glasgow to Manchester, Bristol to Belfast, here's the shortlist for Britain and Northern Ireland this year.

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Irish Pub of the Year

Malones (Glasgow)
Waxy O’Connors (London)
The Star (Fishponds, Bristol)
Waxy O’Connors (Glasgow)
O’Shea’s (Princess Street, Manchester)
The Irish House (Liverpool)

Best Craft Beer Experience

Kitty O’Sheas (Glasgow)
McCooleys (Concert St, Liverpool)
The Hudson Bar (Belfast)
The Star (Fishponds, Bristol)
Waxy O’Connors (London)
Malones (Glasgow)

Best Entertainment Experience

Jinty McGuinty’s (Glasgow)
Malones (Glasgow)
The Star (Fishponds, Bristol)
Malones (Edinburgh)
The Liffey (Renshaw St, Liverpool)
Shenanigans (Portsmouth)

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Best Gastro Pub

The Dirty Onion (Belfast)
O’Neill’s (Broad St, Birmingham)
Malones (Glasgow)
Waxy O’Connors (London)
Mulligans of Deansgate (Manchester)
O’Neill’s (Hanover St, Liverpool)

Best Irish Whiskey Experience

Bushmills Inn (Antrim)
3 Sisters (Cowgate, Edinburgh)
Pot Still (Glasgow)
Waxy O’Connors (London)
Waxy O’Connors (Glasgow)
The Star (Fishponds, Bristol)

Best Sports Experience

McSorleys (Edinburgh)
3 Sisters (Cowgate, Edinburgh)
Malones (Glasgow)
Dropkick Murphys (Edinburgh)
O’Shea’s (Princess Street, Manchester)
McCooleys (Concert St, Liverpool)

Best Food Experience

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National Grande Café (Belfast)
Bishop Gate Hotel (Derry)
Waxy O’Connor’s (Glasgow)
The Liffey (Renshaw St, Liverpool)
Shenanigans (Portsmouth)
Daft Eddies (Newtownards)

Best Cocktail Experience

Bishop Gate Hotel (Derry)
Jinty McGuinty’s (Glasgow)
Waxy’s Little Sister (London)
The Merchant Hotel (Belfast)
McCooleys (Concert St, Liverpool)
O’Neill’s (Broad St, Birmingham)

Best Irish Community Pub

The Star (Fishponds, Bristol)
Dropkick Murphys (Edinburgh)
3 Sisters (Cowgate, Edinburgh)
Biddy Mulligans (Grassmarket, Edinburgh)
Raglan Road (Nottingham)
The Liffey (Renshaw St, Liverpool)

Best Chef

Waxy O’Connors (London)
Waxy O’Connor’s (Glasgow)
Malones (Glasgow)
O’Briens Bar (Omagh, Tyrone)
Johnny Murphys (Slieve Gullion, Newry)
Bishop Gate Hotel (Derry)

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Best Bar Person

The Star (Fishponds, Bristol)
Malones (Glasgow)
Saints & Sinners (Belshill, Lanarkshire)
Raglan Road (Nottingham)
Waxy O’Connor’s (Glasgow)
Auld Shillelagh (Stoke Newington)

Best Marketing Campaign

Waxy’s Little Sister (London)
Waxy O’Connors (London)
Malones (Glasgow)
O’Shea’s (Princess Street, Manchester)
O’Neill’s (Broad St, Birmingham)
O’Neill’s (Hanover St, Liverpool)

Click here to see who's been shortlisted in Ireland, Europe and the US