Shortlisted Venues 2018 in no particular order are:

Munster Hotels

  • Mulcahy’s, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
  • Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Co. Cork
  • Castle Hotel Macroom, Co. Cork

Connacht Hotels

  • Galway Bay Hotel, Upper Salthill, Co. Galway
  • Murphy’s Hotel, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo
  • Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Roscommon

Leinster Hotels

  • The Newgrange Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath
  • Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
  • Whitford House Hotel, Co. Wexford

Ulster Hotels

  • Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
  • Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
  • Benedict’s of Belfast, Co. Antrim

Munster Pubs

  • Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Tralee, Co. Kerry
  • Bobby Byrne’s, Limerick
  • The Hi-Way Bar, Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick

Connacht Pubs

  • The Trappers Inn, Castlegar, Co. Galway
  • Mulroy’s, Castlebar, Co. Mayo


Leinster Pubs

  • Silken Thomas, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare
  • The 51 Bar, Haddington Road, Dublin 4
  • Beaumont House, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Ulster Pubs

  • The Fiddlers, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
  • The Market Yard, Limavaddy, Co. Derry


Prizes to win

The overall pub winner & overall hotel winner will receive:

  • 200,000 UFS Chef Rewards points
  • Wüsthof 7 Piece Silverpoint Roll Set 
  • A plaque and certificate to promote the win front of house
  • Knorr Great Carvery branded chef jacket

PLUS: every pub or hotel that enters will be included in a draw to win an iPad! 

How it works

  1. Visit to complete the online entry form from 1st May
  2. If your carvery makes the shortlist, a mystery diner will visit your establishment

KNORR Great Carvery Competition 2018 – Find out why you should enter


2017 Winner Testimonials

“Our covers have increased by 25% since winning the competition"

Kevin Watson, Head Chef, Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel  -  Knorr Great Carvery Hotel of the Year 2017


“We’ve seen an increase in sales since winning the competition and the congratulations from our customers has really boosted morale and continues to make us proud of the great job we’ve done"

Niall Stears, Head Chef, Beaumont House - Knorr Great Carvery Pub of the Year 2017


Abridged T&C's:

The Competition is open to hotels and pubs who serve carveries a minimum of five days a week who are a resident in the Island of Ireland and their employees aged 18 or over. The opening date is 08:00 GMT 01/05/18 and closing date is 00:00 GMT 30/06/18. Employer permission required for employees to enter. To enter, complete form at (“Website”). One entry per establishment. Entries will be divided into a pub and hotel category.  Competition consists of multiple stages, including mystery dining. Prize: One overall winner in both the Pub and Hotel category will win 200,000 UFS Chef Reward Points, a Wüsthof 7 Piece Silverpoint Rolls Set, a plaque, a framed certificate and a Chef Jacket. Provincial Winners in each category will receive a framed certificate, a Chef Jacket and a Wüsthof 6 Piece Silverpoint Rolls Set. All entries are automatically entered into a prize draw to win one Apple iPad. For more information and full T&Cs see on