Staff members Grace Bunce and Aoibh Deane proudly displaying JJ Coppingers Award

Its official Midleton is the home of the best bar in Munster.
JJ Coppingers was celebrating on Monday 21 August after being announced as Munster’s most popular pub.
The local watering hole a refurbished 1851 coaching Inn received the Southern Comfort People’s choice award at the Sky Bar of the year awards held in Dublin’s Clayton hotel.
Ronan Murphy who took over the pub almost twelve months ago said key to JJ Coppingers success was its refreshing new design.
“Midleton has some great pubs. While we are not too far from the traditional bar, Coppingers is something different in town by placing the emphasis on design and what we offer.”
About €750,000 has been invested in the A W N Pugin designed building to bring it back to its former glory.
Pugin who designed London’s iconic Big Ben among other famous landmarks was commissioned in 1846 by the fifth viscount of Midleton as part of a scheme to redesign the market town.
The pub, which offers craft beers, cocktails and an extensive range of whiskey’s is run by Ronan Murphy backed by a team including managers Colin Ryan and Jason Bowen.
Located just 300 meters from Jameson the award winning pub is considered East Cork’s premiere Whiskey bar stocking in excess of 100 whiskey’s
It has also been instrumental in attracting the best in entertainment with live music sessions three times a week.
The hugely popular Jackdaw sessions take place every Thursday, on Saturday’s the emphasis is on attracting the best party bands in Ireland, followed by Trad sessions on Sunday afternoons.
Davin Rey managing director of Sky Business who sponsored this year’s award ceremony said “These days the perfect pint does not the bar make, it’s a multitude of things from ambiance, customer service to over all experience.”
“The diversity of categories and quality of nominations received this year highlights that the licensing trade is thriving in Ireland with no shortage of fantastic venues to enjoy the perfect tipple.”