Our Award-winning country pub, The Cholmondeley Arms, near Malpas in Cheshire, has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Gin Pub of the Year 2021’ by The Good Pub Guide. The award category, introduced for the very first time two years ago, was added to recognise the increasing number of pubs now stocking an impressive selection of gins. This is the third year running that the Cholmondeley Arms has been chosen for this award.
With its staggering collection of more than 400 gins, it’s amazing Gin and Music Festival, held annually in July, its Gin Tasting Classes and Botanical Breaks for hotel guests, it has continued to innovate. The ‘Chum’ has also introduced its own gin with distilling starting during ‘lockdown 2’. The new Gin marks the pubs forthcoming tenth anniversary, under the ownership of Tim and Mary, who took on the Cholmondeley Arms way back in 2011. They invested in the pub, restoring and redeveloping it in to the institution it is today.
The Cholmondeley Arms showed the consistency and innovation to keep the award a third year for sure! The award recognised the Cholmondeley’s 9-year focus on gin, before the renaissance really began too.
James Griffiths, General Manager of the Cholmondeley Arms, comments: “We’re proud and delighted to have been awarded the title of ‘Gin Pub of the Year for 2021’. Gin has always been our favourite tipple and being recognised with such a prestigious award for the third year running is a real boost for the whole team who have worked so hard to bring ‘Gin to the Inn’ here at the ‘Chum’. I’d like to say a big thank you to our excellent team and also to our loyal ‘gin loving’ customers – we couldn’t have done it without you!