In the picturesque Saddleworth village of Delph, just thirty minutes from Manchester city centre, lies a Brasserie and Restaurant which oozes traditional old English warmth but has a very exciting secret…
The 18th Century Coaching House The Old Bell Inn is steeped in history – but what you might not know is that it is also home to a very special gin emporium which has broken the Guinness World Record title for the largest number of gins commercially available.
Philip Whiteman, proprieter of the Old Bell Inn now holds the title for his creation of the ‘Gin Emporium’ there – which displays all 600 gins.
Over on the official website he comments:
“It’s incredible to think that I have produced something that is unique in the world. My team and I are so proud of this achievement and feel privileged to be part of an elite group of Guinness World Record holders. We have accomplished something great that our customers can enjoy.”
Guinness World Records said;
“We would not be here if it was not for the Officially Amazing people that continue to break records. Whether they break a record as an individual or a team we celebrate all of their achievements. Guinness World Records aims to inspire ordinary people to do extra-ordinary things.”
They even have a monthly line-up of gin recommendations for any given month.
Choices range from the spicy, sweet and earthy – to the more traditional dry gins. Options span from Mayfield gin, the rich and spicy Bath Tub Cask Aged, Slingsby Dry, Get Back Blue Gin, the citrussy Spanish Kinross, Santamania, Bitter Trust Gin to Lola and Vera – among hundreds and hundreds of others.
The 18-bedroom, four star inn also boasts a creative evening and lunch menu put together by local, well-known and respected head chef – so if Saddleworth’s a bit of a drive for you and you fancy indulging in one, two, three (okay, maybe four) of the delights of the in-house emporium at least you know there’s somewhere to rest your weary head…