Twelve Hotel Named 'Hotel Of The Year' At Georgina Campbell Awards

By Dave Simpson
Twelve Hotel Named 'Hotel Of The Year' At Georgina Campbell Awards

Co. Galway's Twelve Hotel took home the accolade for Hotel of the Year at the 2018 Georgina Campbell Awards, which took place at Bord Bia's Thinking House in Dublin on Tuesday 3 October.

The four-star venue in Bearna came out on top thanks to its "fresh, youthful style and an exceptionally focused food and wine offering" that's conveniently located for residents of, and visitors to, both Galway City and Connemara, reports the Irish Independent.

Other winners at the event included Dax in Dublin, which was named Restaurant of the Year, Dromoland Castle's David McCann, who was awarded the title of Chef of the Year, and Beryl and James Kearney and Gary O'Hanlon of Longford's Viewmount House, who received a Hospitality Hero award for their contributions to the Irish food and hospitality industries.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Hotel of the Year: The Twelve Hotel, Bearna, Co. Galway


Restaurant of the Year: Dax, Dublin

Chef of the Year: David McCann, Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare

Outstanding Guest Experience: Quinlan & Cooke, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry

Host of the Year: Tony Frisby, Dromoland Castle

Business Destination of the Year: Tankardstown House, Slane, Co. Meath


Newcomer of the Year: Bullitt Hotel, Belfast

Country House of the Year: Virginia Park Lodge, Virginia, Co. Cavan

Guesthouse of the Year: The Old Bank House, Kinsale, Co. Cork

B&B of the Year: Muldowney's B&B, Arranmore, Co. Donegal

Farmhouse of the Year: Hillcrest farm, Ahakista, Co. Cork


Bord Bia 'Just Ask' Restaurant of the Year: The Bay Tree Bistro, Waterford

Taste of the Waterways Award: St. George's Terrace, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Seafood Restaurant of the Year: Hooked, Galway

Wine Award of the Year: Green Man Wines, Dublin

Pub of the Year: Bar One, Castlebar, Co. Mayo


Family Friendly Destination: Amber Springs, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Pet-friendly Hotel of the Year: Pupp, Dublin

Hideaway of the Year: Castle Murray House, Dunkineely, Co. Donegal

Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year: The Boathouse Bistro, Dromquinna Manor, Co. Kerry

Ethnic Restaurant of the Year: Nightmarket, Dublin

Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year: Nobel, Holywood, Co. Down

Café of the Year: Cakeface Patisserie, Kilkenny

Natural Food Award: Vascoe, Fanore, Co. Clare

Street Food Award: Food Depot - Gourmet Street Kitchen, Clonakilty & Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork