Six pubs and bars in Northern Ireland have been named county winners as part of the 2024 National Pub & Bar Awards.

The award wins are part of the 2024 National Pub & Bar Awards, which crown nearly 100 County Winners from England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland each year.

The pubs and bars "have demonstrated excellence across a number of elements that affect the customer journey, including design, service, style of offer, marketing, and investment," the organizers of the awards said.

All of the county winners are invited to the National Pub & Bar Awards grand final in London on June 26, where the Regional Winners will be announced. 

The awards night will also crown the Pub Group of the Year, Bar Group of the Year, The Tyrrells Tyrrellbly Good Taste Award – presented by the event’s headline sponsor – and, finally, the overall National Pub and Bar of the Year.

Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the event, said: “The fact that we had record entries for the 2024 National Pub & Bar Awards tells us two things.

“One is how highly the industry regards these accolades, which is fantastic. 

“But, also, it shows that more operators are in need of really positive and strong publicity to help drive business at the moment.

"Pubs and bars are facing some of the biggest challenges in recent history, so if the National Pub & Bar Awards can help by lifting sales across these venues, then we’re delighted to play our part."

Northern Ireland's 2024 National Pub & Bar Awards County Winners

Co Antrim - Hearth 

Located on Upper Newtownards Road in Belfast, Hearth describes itself as "down to earth, from the heart" and regularly hosts trad sessions.

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Co Armagh - Keegan's 

Located on Irish Street in Armagh, Keegan's Bar and Restaurant says it is "the place to be for that true Armagh experience."

Co Down - The Dirty Duck Alehouse 

Located on Kinnegar Road in Holywood, The Dirty Duck Alehouse features a traditional bar as well as a restaurant with a panoramic view of Belfast Lough.

Co Fermanagh - Charlie's Bar 

Located on Church Street in Enniskillen, Charlie's Bar says it's been "a central hub of community life since 1944." (In 2023, the bar went viral for its heartwarming Christmas ad!)

Co Derry - Blackbird

Located on Foyle Street in Derry, Blackbird is a 'free house' that serves up cocktails and regular live music.

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Co Tyrone - Tomney's  

Located on The Square in Moy in Dungannon, Tomney's says it's "popular with people of all ages who enjoy a great night's craic in a traditional Irish pub."

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