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15th Sep 2019

Wexford’s Marlfield House Hotel officially named as hotel of the year

Jade Hayden

Looks divine, in fairness.

The winners for this year’s 2020 Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards have just been announced and yes, you are going to experience an intense desire to visit each and every one of these places.

Buckle up, because there’s some impressive establishments winning big this weekend.

Co. Wexford’s Marlfield House Hotel is one of them, as the venue took home the award for hotel of the year.

The stunning venue, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, beat other strong contenders for the title such as Limerick’s No. 1 Pery Square, and Monaghan’s Castle Leslie.

And yeah, we can see why, tbh.

“We can marvel at the wave of talented, skilled and motivated young people who are laying down new foundations and safeguarding the future for the generations to come,” Georgina Campbell said.

“It’s a challenging time to be in food and hospitality right now, but it’s also a very exciting time and, in the main, standards are increasing at every level from ground-breaking new restaurants to casual dining destinations, street food trucks, cafés and bars.

“So much so, in fact, that selecting the shortlists for these awards was an even more demanding task than usual.”

Other notable wins from toward’s awards include:

  • Restaurant of the year: Aimsir, Kildare
  • Chef of the year: Mickael Viljanen, The Greenhouse, Dublin
  • Host of the year: Castle Grove, Donegal – Mary Sweeney
  • Wine and drinks experience: Chapter One, Dublin
  • Hideaway of the year: The Hideaway at Dromquinna Manor, Kerry
  • Café of the year: Waterford GIY café