2022 Award Winners PUB OF THE YEAR 2022

Cronin's Pub Crosshaven Co Cork

Cronin's Pub

While Irish pubs in general are going through a challenging time, the pub experience remains one of the highlights of a visit to this country for visitors from abroad, who love the unique atmosphere and the craic. And as long as there are new pubs as delightful as this one coming on stream, the future of the Irish pub is assured. 

In the Cronin family since 1970, this charming harbour-front pub is run by third-generation owner and Ballymaloe-trained chef Denis Cronin and his wife Caroline, who took over from Denny’s parents in the year they celebrated 50 years in business – and then came Covid. They pivoted to open a pop up grocery store and offer pre-prepared meals to heat at home but, just as restrictions were lifted and they were about to reopen, flooding closed them again for extensive renovations. Uncovering some architectural and historical gems in the process (and fitting out a brand new kitchen), they reopened in time for the Volvo Cork Week sailing event in July 2022 and haven't looked back since. This is a true family business that serves the community and the community support it in return. Just what a local should be like - and a real find for visitors.

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Cronin's Pub

Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Character Pub
Pub with good food and atmosphere Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
  In the Cronin family since 1970, this harbour-front pub has oodles of character; with its walls and high shelves crammed with maritime memorabilia, it’s an unofficial exhibition of local history. Ballymaloe-trained chef Denis Cronin, is t ...

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