Chester Chronicle published August 4th 2014
A Cheshire pub has welcomed the 200th gin to its record-breaking collection.
The arrival of the 200th gin at The Cholmondeley Arms, near Malpas, marked the end of a week-long â€˜Gin Festâ€™ and the third anniversary of the pubâ€™s refurbishment and opening.
Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin opened the pub in 2011 with 40 gins and established a reputation for stocking a collection of some of the best and most unusual gins in the country.
The 200th gin to be unveiled was a newly launched Burleighâ€™s Gin.
The new gin arrived at the pub in a helicoptor, where it was welcomed by hundreds of guests and locals celebrating the culmination of â€˜Gin Festâ€™, which saw gin tastings, a collection of sports and vintage cars, live music and a pop-up gin bar in the pubâ€™s garden.
Tim Bird, owner of the Cholmondeley Arms, said: â€œIt was a fantastic festival of gin at the weekend.
â€œWeâ€™re delighted to welcome the 200th gin to our collection and intend to keep building on this in the years to come.â€
The pub continues to challenge brand owners and customers to â€˜bring a gin to the Innâ€™ to see if they have it in stock.