The Harbour Bar is the toast of the Port after it was crowned Northern Ireland’s Pub of the Year 2013 at Pubs of Ulster’s prestigious annual Awards.
The iconic bar was also recognised for its extensive charity work, as it lifted its second Award of the night for Best Charity Initiative.
Commenting on The Harbour’s winning formula, the Pub of the Year Awards judges said: “The Harbour Bar is a wonderful venue, at the heart of the community and the tourist trail.
Celebrating the award wins, Fionn McAlpine, The Harbour Bar said: “Being named Northern Ireland’s Pub of the Year is a real honour. We’re delighted, especially as we were up against some tough competition. We are also thrilled to be awarded for our charity work, led by Willie Greg, who has raised so much for various causes, including Willie’s Orphan Fund, which he set up after the Boxing Day tsunami to help Thai orphans.
“Our entire team works so hard and to have this dedication and commitment recognised by Pubs of Ulster is a tremendous achievement.
Not content with claiming the most hotly contested award of the night, as well as the Best Charity Initiative gong, The Harbour Bar was also a finalist for the Big Idea award and was shortlisted in the Best Food category. The Harbour Bar’s Willie Gregg was also shortlisted for the Best Barperson (in association with The Sunday Life) Award. The Cellar Bar at The Port Hotel was also shortlisted on the night for the Charity Initiative.