Awards and Accolades

 

October 2018: The Merrion Hotel, Dublin and Park Hotel Kenmare, Co.Kerry win Condé Nast Travellers' Choice Awards 2018


October 2018: Yes Chef Awards 2018

Hotel Restaurant Leinster - Tankardstown House, Co Meath

Hotel Restaurant of the Year - Tankardstown House, Co Meath

Best Front of House Team Munster - Hayfield Manor, Cork,

Fine Dining Restaurant Awards for Connaught - The Library Restaurant at Belleek Castle, Co Mayo

Fine Dining Restaurant Awards for  Ulster - Snaffles Restaurant at Castle Leslie Estate, Co Monaghan

The Judges Award 2019 - Sallyanne & Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain Restaurant, Dublin 


October 2018: Gregans Castle Hotel named Best Irish Hotel at The Good Hotel Guide Ceser Awards.


October 2018: Irish Tatler Spa of the Year Awards

Best Therapist - Rachel O’Malley at The Beautique Spa at the Hayfield Manor, Cork

People's Choice Award - The Chill Spa at the Ice House, Co. Mayo

Munster Spa of the Year - Samas Spa at Park Hotel Kenmare, Co. Kerry


October 2018: Bar of the Year Awards 2018

Judge's Choice Award - John Moriarty of The Park Hotel Kenmare


Septmeber 2018: Georgina Campbell Awards 2019

Host of the Year: John Edward Joyce of The Mustard Seed, Co Limerick.

Chef of the Year: James Coffrey of The Park Hotel Kenmare, Co Kerry. 

Cafe of the Year: Jack Fenn Cafe at Belleek Castle, Co Mayo. 


September 2018: The Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2018

Ireland's Hotel Casual Dining Experience: The Duck Restaurant at Marlfield House, Co. Wexford

Peoples Choice 'Ireland's Favourite Place to Stay'Castle Leslie Estate, Co Monaghan

Ireland's Best Hotel Website: The Ice House, Co Mayo

Outstanding Service Award: John Moriarty of The Park Hotel Kenmare, Co Kerry

 

September 2018: Food Heartland NI Awards 2018 

Best Licensed Eating Establishment - Newforge House, Co. Armagh

Best Dish Using Local Ingredients. - Newforge House, Co. Armagh (Sticky Toffee Armagh Apple Pudding with Mac Ivors Cider & Abernethy Butter Caramel Sauce, and Irish Black Butter)

 

September 2018: Marlfield House, Co. Wexford wins The Best Boutique Hotel Award at the South East Radio Hospitality Awards 2018


July 2018: Richard Corrigan of Virginia Park Lodge and The Corrigan Collection Wins Independent Restaurateur of the Year at the 2018 Catey Awards.


June 2018: Bushmills Inn, Co. Antrim named 'NI's Best Hotel Stay 2018'at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards


May 2018: Irish Restaurant Awards - Finals 2018

Best Customer Service Munster - The Mustard Seed, Co Limerick

Best Hotel & Guesthouse Munster - Park Hotel Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Best Hotel & Guesthouse Ulster - Newforge House, Co. Armagh

Best Hotel & Guesthouse Ireland - Park Hotel Kemare, Co. Kerry 

 

April 2018: Good Eating Guide awards 2018

Best Restaurant Munster: Ballymaloe House, Cork

Best Restaurant Connaught: The Pullman Restaurant at Glenlo Abbey, Galway

Best Hotel Restaurant Ulster: Bushmills Inn, Co Antrim

Best Overall Chef: Derry Clarke of l'Ecrivain, Dublin 


April 2018: Ulster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards

Best Casual Dining Monaghan: Conors Bar at Castle Leslie Estate
Best Hotel & Guesthouse Armagh: Newforge House
Best Wine Experience Monaghan: Snaffles Restaurant at Castle Leslie Estate
Best Hotel/Guesthouse Restaurant Monaghan: Snaffles at Castle Leslie Estate
Best Restaurant Donegal: The Tap Room at Rathmullan House

March 2018: Connaught Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 

Best Newcomer Mayo - Jack Fenn Cafe st Belleek Castle

March 2018: Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards

Highly commended Breakfast 5 Star category - Hayfield Manor
Winner of Breakfast in 4 Star category - Gregans Castle 
Winner of Breakfast in Country House category - Longueville House
Highly Commended for Irish Country House BreakfastCarrig House 
Winner under Failte Ireland Welcome StandardCurrarevagh House
Highly Commended under Failte Ireland Welcome StandardGhan House 
Winner of the Best Irish BreadAherne’s Townhouse 

March 2018: Munster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 

Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant in Kerry sponsored – Park Hotel Kenmare
Best Restaurant Manager in Limerick - John Edward Joyce the Mustard Seed
Best Customer Service in Limerick – The Mustard Seed 
Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant in Clare – Moy House
Best Chef Waterford - Sam Burfield of The Tannery

March 2018: Hot Press Magazine 'Best Stays' 2018:

Best for Old World Charm: Marlfield House and Ghan House
Best for Relaxation: Dunbrody House and Park Hotel Kenmare
Best for Romance: Virginia Park Lodge and Wineport Lodge
Best for Glamour: Merrion Hotel
Best for Family Trips: Ballymaloe House 

March 2018: Hot Press Magazine Best of Ireland Restaurants

Ballymaloe HouseCampagne RestaurantChapter One RestaurantDunbrody HouseGregans Castle Hotel, Moy HouseL'Ecrivain RestaurantMarlfield HouseRathmullan HouseRathsallagh HouseRestaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Sash Restaurant at No. 1 Pery SquareThe TanneryViewmount House

March 2018: Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards

Best Restaurant Longford - VM Restaurant at Viewmount House
Best Restaurant Kilkenny – Campagne Restaurant
Best Chef Kilkenny - Ken Harker at Lady Helen Dining Room at Mount Juliet 
Best Chef Longford - Robert Groot Koerkamp of VM Restaurant at Viewmount House
Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant - The Duck Restaurant at Marlfield House
Best Wine Experience Meath - Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown House
Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant Kilkenny - Lady Helen Dining Room at Mount Juliet

 

February 2018: TripAdvisor Traveller Choice Awards

Top Hotels in Ireland: Hayfield Manor, The Merrion, Castle Durrow, Killarney Royal, Rathmullan House, Castle Leslie Estate

Top Small Hotels in Ireland:  Currarevagh House, Tankardstown House, Castle Grove Country House.

Top Luxury Hotels In Ireland:  Hayfield Manor, The Merrion, Tankardstown House.

Top Hotels in Ireland for Service:  Hayfield Manor, Castle Durrow, The Merrion, Castle Leslie Estate

Top Hotel In Ireland for Romance: The Merrion, Castle Leslie Estate, Currarevagh House


February 2018: The Sunday Times & McKennas' Guides - Ireland's 100 Best Restaurants:

Moy House, Co. Clare

Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork

The Tap Room at Rathmullan House, Co. Donegal

Chapter One, Dublin

l'Ecrivain, Dublin

Campagne, Kilkenny

The Tannery, Co. Waterford 

January 2018: Sunday Business Post Gold Star Awards

Best Sommelier: Ed Jolliffe, Chapter One; Joey Scanlon, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud; Victor Nedelea, Restaurant Forty One

Best Restaurant Wine List & Service: Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Chapter One, l'Ecrivain, & The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Estate

 

October 2017: Irish Golf Tour Operator Association Awards 2017

Best Customer Experience Award: Bushmills Inn, Co Antrim

October 2017: National Hospitality Awards 2017

Hotel Restaurant of the Year: Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork

Best Boutique Hotel: Marlfield House, Co. Wexford

Best Wedding Venue: Rathsallagh House, Co Wicklow

October 2017: Viewmount House, Co Longford crowned Irish Hotel of the Year on the 2018 Good Hotel Guide Ceser Awards.

Editors Choice Historic Hotel: Castle Leslie Estate, Co Monaghan

Editors Choice Romantic Hotel: Gregans Castle Hotel, Co Clare

Editors Choice Best for Golfers: Marlfield House, Co. Wexford & Rathmullan House, Co. Donegal 

Editors Choice Best for Fishing: Enniscoe House, Co. Mayo

Editors Choice Boutique Hotel: One Pery Square, Limerick

Editors Choice Best for Walkers: Currarevagh House, Co Glaway

Editors Choice Country House: Currarevagh House, Co Galway and Hilton Park, Co. Monaghan


October 2017: Georgina Campbell Awards 2018

Business Hotel of the Year: Tankardstown House, Co. Meath 

Hospitality Heroes: Beryl & James Kearney and Gary O'Hanlon of Viewmount House, Co. Longford.

September 2017: The Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2017

Country House of the Year: Marlfield House, Co. Wexford

Peoples Choice 'Ireland's Favourite Place to Stay': Castle Leslie Estate, Co Monaghan

Executive Chef of the Year: Ken Harker of the Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate, Co. Kilkenny

August 2017: Food&Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2017

Best Restaurant for Business: L'Ecrivain, Dublin

 

Restaurant with Rooms: Blairscove House, Cork

 

Best for Romance: Gregans Castle Hotel, Clare

 

Restaurant of the Year: Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin

 

Chef of the Year: Ross Lewis from Chapter One, Dublin

 

Pastry Chef of the Year: Darren Hogarty from Chapter One, Dublin

 

Destination Restaurant of the Year: Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Country Estate, Kilkenny


July 2017: Castle Leslie Estate, Co Monaghan recognised amongst the Best Hotels in Ireland according to HotelsCombined


June 2017: Aherne's Townhouse, Co. Cork and The King Sitric, Co. Dublin listed in 50 Great Places to Eat Fish by The Sunday Times 


May 2017: Northern Ireland Tourism Awards

Hotel of the Year: Bushmills Inn, Co. Antrim
Customer Service Excellence: Bushmills Inn, Co.Antrim
Best Food Tourism Experience: Browns Restaurant, Derry/Londonderry

May 2017: The Irish Restaurant Awards

Best Restaurant in Ireland: Chapter One Restaurant
Best Restaurant Hotel in Ireland: Gregan's Castle Hotel
Best Restaurant in Dublin: Chapter One Restaurant
Best Hotel Restaurant Munster: Gregan's Castle Hotel
Best Customer service in Dublin: Chapter One Restaurant
Best Customer service in Connaught: Belleek Castle
Best Chef Leinster: Gary O'Hanlon of Viewmount House

 

May 2017: Bushmill's Inn wins Hotel Reception of the Yest (Team Catergory) at Hotel Receptionist of the Year Awards.


April 2017: AA Rosettes


March 2017: Hot Press Magazine Top Hotels in Ireland 2017

Best Hotels for Old World Charm - Marlfield HouseGhan House
Best Hotels for Relaxation - Dunbrody House, Park Hotel Kenmare
Best fot Glamour - The Merrion Hotel
 

March 2017: Hot Press Magazine Best of Ireland Restaurants

 

March 2017: Munster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards

Best Hotel Restaurant in Clare - Gregans Castle Hotel
Best Chef in Clare - David Hurley from Gregans Castle Hotel
Best Hotel Restaurant in Cork - Ballymaloe House
Best Restaurant in Waterford - The Tannery
Best Customer Service in Clare - Moy House 
Best Chef in Kerry - James Coffey from The Park Hotel Kenmare
 

March 2017: Connacht Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards

Best Customer Service - The Library Restaurant at Belleek Castle
Best Wine Experience - Newport House
 
 

March 2017: Ulster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards

Best Hotel Restaurant in Armagh - Newforge House
Best Restaurant Derry - Browns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge
Best Hotel Restaurant in Monaghan - Snaffles Restaurant at Castle Leslie Estate
Best Wine Experience in Monaghan - Snaffles Restaurant at Castle Leslie Estate
Best Customer Service in Donegal - Rathmullan House
Best Customer Service Derry - Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

March 2017: Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards

Best Hotel Restaurant Kilkenny - The Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Hotel & Estate
Best Hotel Restaurant Longford - Viewmount House
Best Restaurant Kilkenny - Campagne Restaurant
Best Chef Kilkenny - Ken Harker from The Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Hotel & Estate
Best Chef Meath - Adrian Cassidy of Brabazon at Tankardstown House
Best Chef Longford - Gary O'Hanlon of Viewmount House
Best Wine Experience in Meath - Barbazon at Tankardstown House
Best Wine Experience in Laois - Castle Durrow
Best Customer Service in Wicklow - Rathsallagh House

March 2017: Blue Book Houses & Restaurants Featured in the Sunday Business Post 101 Great Irish Restaurants 2017


February 2017:Weddingsonline Awards 2017

Castle Venue of the Year - Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare
Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster - Rathsallagh Hous, Co. Wicklow

January 2017: One Fab Day's 100 Best Wedding Venues of the Year

 

January 2017: Bushmills Inn named Best Boutique Golf Hotel in Ireland in the 2017 Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards


January 2017: TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2017


November 2016: Clare Island Lighthouse named Europe’s Best Costal Boutique Hotel at the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2016


November 2016: National Hospitality Awards 2016

Best City Hotel - Hayfield Manor
Best Boutique Hotel - Tankardstown House

November 2016: Maeve Walsh, Chef de Partie at Restaurnant Forty One, wins Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year


October 2016: Rathsallagh House wins Best Historic Hotel Wedding Experience at the 2017 Historic Hotels of Europe Awards

 

October 2016: The Duck Restaurant at Marlfield House is Bord Bia - Just ask Restaurant of the Month for October.


October 2016: Yes Chef Awards 2017

Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Dublin - l'Ecrivain Restaurant
Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Leinsterl'Ecrivain Restaurant

September 2016: Gold Medal Awards 2016

Overall WinnerMount Juliet Estate
Ireland’s Wine ExperienceHayfield Manor
Ireland’s Hotel Breakfast - Castle Leslie Estate
Ireland’s 4 starred HotelMount Juliet Estate
Ireland’s Fine Dining RestaurantMount Juliet Estate
Ireland’s Chef of the Year – David Hurley at Gregan’s Castle 

September 2016: Georgina Campbell Awards 2017

Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year: The Duck Terrace Restaurant at Marlfield House, Co.Wexford
Country House of the Year: Viewmount House, Co.Longford

August 2016: Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud wins Best Restaurant at FOOD&WINE Magazine's Restaurant Of The Year Awards 2016.

Other wins include:
Best Restaurant in Leinster – Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate
Best Chef in Leinster – Gary O’Hanlon of Viewmount House
Bowe Family of Marlfield House were inducted into the FOOD&WINE Magazine Hall of Fame

 

July 2016: Currarevagh House listed amoung Top 10 Hotels for fishing in Great Britain & Ireland by The Independant Newspaper (UK) 


July 2016: The Irish Times 50 Great Places to Stay or Eat in Ireland 

Romantic Hotels - One Pery Square
Places to Eat - The Duck at Marlfield HouseCampagne Restaurant
 
 

May 2016: Ardtara Country House, Co. L'Derry crowned AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for Northern Ireland at the AA Hospitality Awards 2016.


May 2016: GREGANS CASTLE HOTEL WINS BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT AT THE IRISH RESTAURANT AWARDS 2016

Other Winners include:
Best Hotel Restaurant MunsterGregans Castle Hotel 
Best Chef Munster - David Hurley at Gregans Castle Hotel
Best Hotel Restaurant Leinster - The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet
Best Restaurant UlsterBrowns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge
Best Chef Leinster - Rob Krawcryzk of Brabazon at Tankardstown House
Best Private Dining & Club RestaurantRestaurant FortyOne at The Residence 
 
 

March 2016: Hot Press Magazine Top Hotels in Ireland 2016:

Best for Old World Charm - Marlfield HouseGhan House
Best for Relaxation - Park Hotel Kenmare
Best for Glamour - The Merrion

March 2016: Hot Press Magazine Top Restaurants in Ireland 2016:

 

March 2016: Ulster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards

Best Hotel Restaurant - Newforge HouseCastle Leslie Estate
Best Chef - John Mathers of Newforge House

March 2016: Munster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards

Best Chef - David Hurley of Gregans Castle Hotel
Best Customer Service - Moy House
Best Wine Experience - The Sash Restaurant at No.1 Pery Square

March 2016: Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 

Best Restaurant - Campagne Restaurant
Best Hotel Restaurant - Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown HouseThe Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet EstateCastle DurrowWineport Lodge
Best Chef - Gary O'Hanlon of Viewmount HouseRob Krawczyk of Brabazon Restaurant Tankardstown HouseKen Harker of The Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate
Best Customer Service - Viewmount House, Wineport Lodge
Best Wine Experience - Castle Durrow


February 2016: Ireland's Top 100 Restaurants, The McKennas' Guide

February 2016:Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016

World's number one Luxury Country House Hotel - Dunbrody House 

January 2016: Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Awards 2016 


September 2015: GEORGINA CAMPBELL AWARDS 2016

Hotel of the Year: Gregans Castle 
Guest Experience of the Year:The Mustard Seed

September 2015: MAJOR WINS FOR BLUE BOOK COUNTRY HOUSES AT KEELINGS GOLD MEDAL AWARDS 2015

Ireland’s Country House and Guesthouse - Carrig Country House and Restaurant, Co Kerry
Ireland's Chef of the Year - David Hurley, Head Chef at Gregan’s Castle, Co Clare 
Ireland’s Fine Dining Restaurant - Tankardstown House, Co Meath 
Ireland's Hotel Breakfast - The Castle at Castle Leslie Estate, Co Monaghan
Service to the Industry - Dan Mullane, The Mustard Seed, Co Limerick


August 2015: Wins For Blue Book Restaurants At The FOOD&WINE Restaurant OF The Year Awards 2015

Best Chef in Leinster - Garrett Byrne, Campagne

Best Chef in Dublin - Derry Clarke, L'Ecrivain

Best Customer Service - Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Entrepreneur Award - Kevin Dundon, Dunbrody House 

 

June 2015: Food columnist Joe McNamee lists Blue Book Houses in his annual foodie awards

The Gourmands Choice - Restaurant Forty-One

First Date/Romantic Restaurant - Gregan's Castle HotelLongueville House Ballymaloe House 

 

June 2015: Newforge House titled Guest House of the Year at the fifth Licensed & Catering News Awards.


May 2015: Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud wins Restaurant of the Year at Restaurant Association Annual Awards.

Other Blue Book Winners on the night.
Best Chef Leinster- Rob Krawczyk of Brabazon @Tankardstown House
Best Restaurant Leinster-Campagne
Best Private Dining-Restaurant FortyOne
Best Chef Munster-David Hurley of The Dining Room @ Gregans Castle
Best Hotel Restaurant Ulster-Ardtara Country House
Best Restaurant Manager- Stephane Robin of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
 

May 2015: Wins for Bushmills Inn and Newforge House at the 37th Annual Northern Ireland Tourism Awards.

Best Place to stay - Hotel of the year: Bushmills Inn

Best Place to stay - Serviced Accomodation: Newforge House

 

May 2015: Hot Press Magazine Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland 2015:

Listed Blue Book Restaurants - 

Ballymaloe HouseBrabazon at Tankardstown HouseCampagneChapter OneDunbrody HouseGregans CastleL'EcrivainRathmullan HouseRathsallagh HouseRestaurant FortyOneRestaurant Patrick Guilbaud

April 2015: Blue Book Houses Win At The Ulster Regional Irish Restaurant Awards

The Best Wine ExperienceSnaffles Restaurant Castle Leslie Estate

Best Emerging Irish Cuisine - Ardtara Country House Hotel 

The Best Hotel Restaurant - Bushmills Inn Hotel & Restaurant , Newforge HouseArdtara Country House Hotel , Snaffles Restaurant Castle Leslie Estate

The Best Chef - Eddie Attwell of Ardtara Country House Hotel 

 

April 2015: Blue Book Houses Win At The Leinster Regional Irish Restaurant Awards

 

The Best Wine Experience - The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet, Brabazon at Tankardstown House

Best Customer Service - Ghan House Restaurant, The Restaurant at Wineport Lodge

The Best Hotel Restaurant - The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet, Castle Durrow Restaurant, Brabazon at Tankardstown House, The Restaurant at Wineport Lodge, The Restaurant at Marlfield House

 The Best Restaurant Manager - Declan Maxwell of Chapter One Restaurant, Stéphane Robin of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

 The Best Chef - Garett Byrne of Campagne, Graham Gallagher of Castle Durrow, Robert Krawczyk of Brabazon at Tankardstown House

The Best Restaurant - Campagne

 

February 2015: Rathsallagh House Awarded Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant on the Month.

Bord Bia’s Just Ask campaign encourages diners to look for information on where the food on their plate comes from when eating out. The Restaurant of the Month award is given to restaurants and cafés that demonstrate best practice in providing customers with this information.

 

January 2015: BLUE BOOK HOUSES WIN 2015 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARDS

“Top 25 Hotels in Ireland”   The Merrion HotelHayfield ManorCastle DurrowCastle Leslie
 
 “Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Ireland” Ballyfin DemesneThe Merrion HotelHayfield ManorCastle Leslie
 
"Top 25 Small Hotels in Ireland" Currarevagh HouseThe Mustard SeedNewport HouseBallyfin Demesne


"Top 25 Family Friendly Hotels" Longueville House

“Top 25 Hotels for Service” Merrion Hotel, Hayfield ManorBallyfin Demesne

November 2014: Major Wins for Blue Book Houses at 2014 National Hospitality Awards

Best Restaurant Overall(Overall Winner)Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Best Seafood Restaurant(Overall Winner)King Sitric Restaurant
Best Boutique Hotel (Overall Winner)Tankardstown House
Best Hotel Restaurant(Overall Winner) Park Hotel Kenmare
Best Boutique Hotel and Best Hotel Bar - Castle Leslie Estate
Best Dining Experience and Best Hotel Restaurant - Blairscove House and Restaurant

October 2014: Castle Leslie Estate wins Best Castle Historic Hotel at the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2015. 

 

October 2014: Bushmills Inn wins IGTOA Boutique Golf Hotel of the Year Award 2014

 

October 2014: Newforge House Wins The Good Hotel Guide Céser Award: Irish Guest House of the Year 2014

 

October 2014: Wins for Blue Book Houses at Georgina Campbell Awards 2015.

Tankardstown House: Country House of the Year 

Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown House: Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year

Gregans Castle: Pet friendly Hotel of the Year

Blairscove House and Restaurant: Outstanding Guest Experience of the Year.

 
 

September 2014: Bushmill's Inn wins AA Hotel of Year for Northern Ireland

 

September 2014: Coopershill House Smoked Venison Awarded 2 Gold Stars at Great Taste Awards 2014

 

September 2014: Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards

Gregans Castle wins the "Supreme Winner" Award

Gregans Castle wins "Country House of the Year" Award

Francis Brennan of the Park Hotel Kenmare receives the "Service to the Industry" Award

Castle Leslie wins "Hideaway of the Year" Award

Castle Leslie wins "Best Hotel Breakfast" Award

 

August 2014: Multiple Wins For Blue Book Restaurants At The FOOD&WINE Restaurant OF The Year Awards 2014

Restaurant of the Year: Chapter-One

Best Restaurant in Munster: Gregans Castle Hotel

Best Chef in Munster: Gregans Castle Hotel

Best Sommelier: Ballymaloe House

Best Customer Service: The Mustard Seed

 

June 2014: Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards Blue Book Winners:

 
 

Best Hotel Restaurant in Leinster: The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Country Estate

Best Hotel Restaurant in Ulster: Newforge House 

Best Hotel Restaurant in Munster: Gregans Castle

Best Customer Service in Leinster: Marlfield House

Best Customer Service in Dublin: Chapter One

Best Restaurant Manager in Dublin: Stephane Robin at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland: The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Country Estate 

 
 

June 2014: Newforge House wins Guest House of the Year 2014 at the Licensed & Catering News Awards 

 

May 2014: Castle Leslie Estate earns 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.

 

April 2014: Robb Report lists Ballyfin Demesne as in their World’s Top 100 Resorts issue.

 

February 2014: Barberstown Castle wins Best Castle Wedding Venue for the second year running at weddingsonline awards 2014.

 

January 2014: Castle Durrow, Castle Leslie Estate, Hayfield Manor and The Merrion Hotel win Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for 2014

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Blue Book hotels, Hayfield Manor, The Merrion Hotel , Castle Durrow and Castle Leslie are among the top 25 hotels in Ireland according to the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2014.

 

November 2013: Ballyfin Demesne wins the Garden Trophy 2014 award from Relais & Chateaux

Delighted to announce Ballyfin Demesne wins the Garden Trophy 2014 award from Relais & Chateaux. The Garden Trophy award recognises the most beautiful of the many Relais & Châteaux Hotel gardens.

 

November 2013: Newforge House and Mount Juliet Country Estate win Good Food Ireland Awards

Newforge House in Magheralin, Co Armagh won the Culinary Haven of the Year Award.
 
Mount Juliet Country Estate in Co. Kilkenny won Restaurant of the Year and also the Supreme Award.
 

October 2013: The Merrion Hotel and Hayfield Manor win Condé Nast Travellers' Choice Awards 2013

 

October 2013: The Wineport Lodge, The Mustard Seed and Ballyfin Demesne win at the Hospitality Ireland Awards 2013

 

Ballyfin Demesne won Best Hotel in Ireland

The Mustard Seed won Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland.

The Wineport Lodge won Best Boutique Restaurant in Ireland.

 

October 2013:Coopershill House Venison and Longueville House Apple Brandy win at the 6th Annual Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards 2013

Longueville House Apple Brandy won a Gold Award for their Apple Brandy

Coopershill House won a Bronze Award for their Smoked Venison

October 2013:Wins For Newforge House, The Mustard Seed, Longueville House and The Park Hotel Kenmare at the Georgina Campbell Awards 2014 


Newforge House in Magheralin, Co Armagh won the Country House of the Year Award 2014.

Newforge House also won the Irish Breakfast National Award 2014

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge won the Hideaway of the Year Award 2014

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge also won Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year Award 2014

Longueville House Cider and Irish Apple Brandy won the Natural Food Award 2014

Francis Brennan of the Park Hotel Kenmare, Co Kerry received the Georgina Campbell Award 2014 for Services to Irish Food & Hospitality.

 

September 2013:Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Awarded Michelin Star  

The luxury Mount Juliet Estate is delighted to announce it has been awarded a prestigious Michelin star for its Lady Helen restaurant. The gourmet restaurant, which already boasts 3 AA rosettes, was awarded the accolade for both its service and contemporary menu.

Earlier this year the Lady Helen also won the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ in the coveted Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards.

 

September 2013: Tankardstown House winner of AA Guest Accommodation of the Year

 
 

September 2013: The Mustard Seed and Gregans Castle Win 2013 Gold Medal Awards 


Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that The Mustard Seed in Co. Limerick has won the Gold Medal for Best Restaurant in Ireland and Gregans Castle has won the Gold Medal for Best Country House at the prestigious Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards for Excellence 2013. Founding member of Ireland’s Blue Book, Myrtle Allen from Ballymaloe received the Service to Industry Award.

 

Blue Book Winners:

Best Restaurant in Ireland: The Mustard Seed

Best Country House in Ireland: Gregans Castle

Service to Industry Award: Myrtle Allen from Ballymaloe House

 

 

August 2013: Blue Book Winners at the Food & Wine Awards 2013

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Chapter One Restaurant has once again received the Restaurant of the Year Award, while L’Ecrivain Restaurant was awarded Best Service for 2013 at the Food & Wine Awards on August 25th in Dublin.

 

Blue Book Winners:

Best Restaurant: Chapter One

Best Service: L'Ecrivain Restaurant

 

 

 

June 2013: Blue Book Winners at the Good Eating Guide Awards 2013

 

The 2013 Good Eating Guide Awards took place on June 17 in Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin. Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce the following Blue Book winners:


Best Restaurant in MunsterGregans Castle Hotel, Co. Clare
Best Restaurant in UlsterBushmill’s Inn, Co. Antrim
Best Chef – Overall – Derry Clarke L’Ecrivain, Dublin 2
Best Wholesome FoodBallymaloe House, Co. Cork

June 2013: Irish Restaurant Awards

Declan Maxwell of Chapter One Best Restaurant Manager in Ireland 2013

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Best Wine Experience in Ireland: Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

 

Regional Blue Book Winners:

Best Customer Service: Westmeath: The Wineport Lodge

Best Hotel Restaurant: Co. Laois: Castle Durrow

Best Hotel Restaurant: Co. Sligo: Coopershill House

Best Hotel Restaurant: Co. Cork: Ballymaloe House

Best Hotel Restaurant: Co. Limerick: The Mustard Seed

Best Hotel Restaurant: Co. Meath: Brabazon Restaurant @ Tankardstown House

Best Chef: Co. Wexford: Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House

 

 

 

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Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that the following Blue Book houses have been included the "100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2013".

January 2013:

Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that Coopershill House and Ballyfin Demesne are recipients of Andrew Harper Awards for 2013. Ballyfin Demesne in Co. Laois won a Grand Award and Sligo's Coopershill House owner Simon O'Hara won the Hospitality Award.

October 2012

Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that the Good Hotel Guide has awarded special César Awards to Ballymaloe House in Co. Cork and Currarevagh House in Co. Galway.

August 2012

Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that the King Sitric Restaurant and Townhouse was inducted into the Food & Wine Hall of Fame at The "FOOD & WINE" Magazine / Maison Louis Latour Restaurant of the Year Awards.

August 2012

Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that Moy House in Co. Clare was the winner of the "Style Award" at The "FOOD & WINE" Magazine / Maison Louis Latour Restaurant of the Year Awards.

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