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Cheshire pub named Gin Pub of the Year

9 December 2020

A rural pub in Cheshire is celebrating after taking home two prestigious awards in The Good Pub Guide.

It's a double celebration for The Cholmondeley Arms, in Malpas in Cheshire, who have been recognised both nationally and across the county.

Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin, who run the pub, can now add ‘County Dining Pub of the Year 2021’ and ‘Gin Pub of the Year 2021’ to their list of awards.

It's the third year in a row the pub has won the national title ‘Gin Pub of the Year’ and the second time it has won the title of ‘County Dining Pub of the Year’.

Tim Bird said: “These are tough times for local pubs so it is particularly welcome for the team to be recognised with these two prestigious awards.

"We have worked very hard to put all the required measures in place to ensure that customers can visit safely and enjoy the wonderful food and drink we have to offer and we’re particularly excited to now also introduce them to our very own gin.”

The gin marks the 10 year anniversary of the pub's extensive refurbishment when owners Tim and Mary took over.

The new Cholmondeley Arms Gin is distilled by award winning producers, the Big Hill Distillery in Mobberley.

The gin has a traditional juniper base with a nice finish of lemon rind, root ginger and Alderley Edge honey - supplied by beekeeping customers.

Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin, owners of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars, have already won numerous awards for creating pubs of great heritage and character.

Their estate also includes The Church Inn, Bull’s Head and Roebuck Inn in Mobberley as well as The Three Greyhounds Inn in Allostock and The Fitzherbert Arms in Swynnerton, Staffs.