McGettigans JLT. McGettigans JLT.

McGettigan’s JLT was named Irish Pub of the Year at the Irish Pubs Global Awards 2017, which took place at Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland.

“To be awarded Pub of the Year out of all the Irish pubs in the world is a great honour and is testament to our popularity as a brand.  McGettigan’s JLT offers something for everyone, great drinks, and delicious food - in fact, our Executive Chef Derek Flynn has been awarded the title Best Chef in the world by Irish Pubs Global Awards – as well as live music, comedy and sport,” said CEO Dennis McGettigan in a recent release.

“We are very proud of our staff and grateful to our customers, who have turned McGettigan’s into a household name throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world,” he added.

The other awards sister branches took home were Best Food Experience – Best Gastro Pub that was awarded to McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the group’s chairman, Jim McGettigan, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi was named Best Irish Community Pub.

Irish bar concept McGettigan's is set to open its fifth venue in Dubai at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah in October 2017.

McGettigan’s founder Dennis McGettigan revealed to Caterer Middle East in 2015 that, "I want to try and have a situation whereby whatever airport you’re in, or whatever city you’re in, you know there’s a McGettigan’s not too far away. We want to aim for 50-70 McGettigan’s over the next five years.”

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