Search is on for the heroes of Northern Ireland’s licensed trade

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Pubs of Ulster, the representative body for the licensed trade in Northern Ireland, has embarked on its annual search to find the best in the business and is calling licensees in the Coleraine area to enter the only industry recognised awards.

This year however entrants will see some new and exciting changes to the awards, as Pubs of Ulster unveils new categories, a new entry process as well as a brand new luxury venue for the gala awards night on 13th November 2013.

The 2013 Pub of the Year Awards feature eight categories designed to highlight the very best that the industry has to offer.

This year’s award categories are: Best Barperson (in partnership with the Sunday Life); Best Entertainment; Best Food; Best New or Improved; Best Marketing Initiative; Best Charity Initiative; Best Big Idea and the ultimate award - Pub of the Year 2013.

This year the awards have been refined with the removal of the initial round of regional heats to ensure the very best compete one on one across Northern Ireland.

Also this will be the first year that all award entries can be completed and submitted online; making it even easier for pubs right across Northern Ireland to get involved and be in with a chance of taking home a coveted award.

For more information on the new categories and how to apply online, please visit .