Rosato's wins top gong
MOVILLE favourite Rosato's has been crowned
'Traditional Pub of the Year' at the National
Hospitality Awards 2012.
The cosy pub-restaurant's latest gong comes just two
years after it was named 'The Sunday World' Pub
Spy's 'Best Irish Pub 2010'.
The awards - in association with Hospitality Ireland
magazine - were presented at a glittering ceremony
in Dublin's Four Seasons Hotel, attended by some 150
industry professionals on Monday.
Rosato's proud owner, Eddie Harkin, travelled to the
capital to pick up the prestigious award and hear
glowing tributes about his popular Malin Road
Rosato's owner, Eddie Harkin, left,
picks up his award at The Four Seasons Hotel from
Hospitality Ireland magazine publisher, Mark Kelly.
editor Emily Hourican said: "Tourists come to
Ireland for various reasons, but one of these is to
spend time in our traditional pubs. They are a
corner stone of the Irish experience. The good news
is that we still have plenty of great traditional
"Our judges were impressed with the excellent use of
space, standard of service and general atmosphere of
Rosato's in Donegal."
The Moville pub was up against some of the best
traditional pubs in Ireland and pipped Mooney's Bar
and Grocery and the James Griffin to the overall
Eddie paid tribute to his "hard-working" staff and
said they were all delighted with the award. “I’m
over the moon, chuffed,” he said.
Among the other winners on the night were Aniar in
Galway for 'Best Restaurant'; The Library Bar at the
Central Hotel, Dublin, for 'Best Hotel Bar' and
Castle Leslie, Co Monaghan, for 'Best Boutique