The Midlands 103 Hospitality Awards celebrate excellence in Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and entertainment venues in counties Laois, Offaly and Westmeath. Judging took place in over 50 categories, before the winners were crowned at a gala awards ceremony in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore.


Awards were given out in the following categories:
Judges Categories
sponsored by:
(not open to public nomination/voting)
  • Rising Star (Hotel)
  • Rising Star (Pub/Bar)
  • Rising Star (Restaurant)
  • Special Merit Award (Bar)
  • Special Contribution to the Industry
  • Outstanding Service
sponsored by:
  • Hotel of the Year
  • Best Boutique Hotel
  • Best Customer Service (Hotel)
  • Wedding Venue of the Year
  • Best Family Hotel
  • Best Value Hotel
  • Wedding Co-ordinator of the Year
  • Best Destination Hotel
  • Best Hotel Manager
  • (Hotel) Receptionist of the Year
  • Best Hotel Bar
  • Best Business Hotel
  • Best Guest House
  • Best Leisure Centre (Hotel)
sponsored by:
  • Tourist Attraction of the Year
  • Best Leisure Centre
  • Best Leisure Attraction
  • Best Festival
  • Best Leisure Activity
  • Best Event
  • Best Heritage Site
  • Best Cultural Experience
  • Best Caravan/Camping/Glamping Experience
  • Pub of the Year
  • Bar Food of the Year
  • Bar Manager of the Year
  • Country Bar of the Year
  • Music Venue of the Year
  • Staff Personality of the Year
  • Tourist Bar of the Year
  • Best Bar for Sport
  • Best Traditional Bar
sponsored by:
  • Restaurant of the Year
  • Best Value Restaurant
  • Best Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Best Customer Service (Restaurant)
  • Best Café
  • Best Dining Experience
  • Best New Establishment (Restaurant)
  • Best Restaurant Manager
  • Best Hotel Restaurant
  • Best Casual Dining
  • Chef of the Year


Eamonn GIllespie
Eamonn GIllespie

Hotel Consultant, Harvey's Point Hotel

    Joe Shannon
    Joe Shannon

    Executive Head Chef, Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo

      Paul Fitzsimons
      Paul Fitzsimons

      President of Les Clefs d'Or Ireland & Head Concierge, Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road

        Richie Wilson
        Richie Wilson

        Executive Head Chef, Fire Restaurant

          Sallyanne Clarke
          Sallyanne Clarke

          Director, L'Ecrivain Restaurant

            Sammy Leslie
            Sammy Leslie

            CEO, Castle Leslie

              Megan White
              Megan White

              Director, White's Hotel

                Cyril Briscoe
                Cyril Briscoe

                MD, Amplified Spirits

                  Peter Wilson
                  Peter Wilson

                  General Manager, Lyrath Estate

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