Fantastic Festival of Gin

Last weekend was another fantastic festival of gin, with a record-breaking weekend, bigger and better than previous years!

Crowds came to spend their weekend at the Cholmondeley Arms, sipping different gins from the outside bar, camping, enjoying our barbecue and delicious stone baked pizzas and dancing the night away to a great line-up of live music all weekend. New this year was our Cholmondeley Street Food, which included homemade spring rolls, lamb koftas and halloumi flatbreads.

A big thank you goes out to all the distillers who sponsored Gin Fest, including Brockmans, Spirit of George, Warner’s, Sipsmith, Peurto De Indias, Langley’s, Foxhole, Henners, Edinburgh, Weetwood, The English Drinks Company, Lime Bay, Chase, Taplin and Mageean and, of course, Fever Tree Tonic. Thank you for being a part of Gin Fest 2019.

Another HUGE thank you goes out to all our customers and to all our staff for their hard work!

This past weekend has been a true ‘GIN’spiration of what’s to come! We hope to see you all at Gin Fest 2020!

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Pub in the Park 2019 kicks off!

This year we are honoured to have, not just one, but two pubs at Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park! The Cholmondeley Arms have joined the Church Inn this year and both teams will cook side by side. Not quite ‘when two tribes go to war’ but there will certainly be some friendly competition for sure.

hurch Inn Head chef Richard….Pub Chef of the Year, of course, is leading his team versus Andy, our Cholmondeley Arms Head chef… they are joined by other chefs from our pubs with landlords Simon and Tim of course. Jess will be trying to keep them all under control and Dan is back to help both camps keep up with prep and washing up!

The photo shows every one with Tom Kerridge just before the big opening at the Lambing Shed in Knutsford!

We look forward to a great weekend! See you all soon!

New Quiz Champs at the Chum

Tuesday 23rd April saw new champions pick up the Cholmondeley Arms quiz cup plus lots of Cholmondeley Arms vouchers and a free gin tasting!!

The Local Peasants were the 2019 champions-well done and congratulations!!

Big thanks as always to Professor Ted our supreme quiz master, we couldn’t do it without you!!

The ‘Ted to Head’ final between the Cholmondeley Arms and The Bulls Head happens at the Three Greyhounds on Wednesday 29th May at 8pm.

A big thankyou to all of the teams that took part in the quizzes over the past 6 months- we will be back in September!

GOING FOR THE TREBLE!

We are very excited to announce that Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars have been nominated for three very prestigious awards at the 2019 Casual Dining Awards, taking place in London on Wednesday 27th February. We feel very honoured to be nominated for two such special awards as ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Multi-Site Operator of the Year’ and are also very proud to announce that the Cholmondeley Arms has been nominated for ‘Pub of the Year’. Our owners, Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin, are heading off to the Big Smoke as guests of our excellent wine suppliers, Boutinot, to attend the awards ceremony, and we will keep you posted on the results of our nominations.

 

Cholmondeley Arms invited to take part at Pub in the Park!

Pub in the Park is taking place this year across eight locations nationwide, including the Lambing Shed at Knutsford from June 7 to 9. Hitting eight foodie destinations with almost 30 pubs taking part, revellers can expect top class pub grub with local flavour, with special appearances from celebrity chefs. The other pubs set to appear at the Lambing Shed are The Hardwick, The Star Inn, Our ‘sister pub’ The Church Inn taking part for the second year and Café Muran. Tom Kerridge will be bringing his chef mates to the party for a relaxed and intimate gathering, supporting and celebrating local talent, as well as presenting some of the biggest names in food and music, with music acts to be announced later this month. We look forward to seeing all our customers there!

CHOLMONDELEY ARMS NAMED AS GIN PUB OF THE YEAR 2019

Award-winning country pub The Cholmondeley Arms, near Malpas in Cheshire, has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Gin Pub of the Year 2019’ by The Good Pub Guide. The award category, introduced for the very first time this year, was added to recognise the increasing number of pubs now stocking an impressive selection of gins.

With a staggering collection of more than 400 gins, The Cholmondeley Arms was deemed a very worthy winner. The award recognised the Cholmondeley’s seven-year focus on gin, the pub’s hugely popular annual Gin Fest, which is now in its fifth year, as well as their regular Saturday Gin Classes which continue to soar in popularity. The award also comes in the very month of the seventh anniversary of owners Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin’s re-opening of the pub after extensive investment and refurbishment.

Tim Moody, 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 2019’. Gin has always been our favourite tipple and being recognised with such a prestigious award 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 all.”

The Cholmondeley Arms wins Cheshire Life Dining Pub of the Year 2018!

We are very proud to announce that the Cholmondeley Arms has won ‘Dining Pub of the Year 2018’ at the Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards 2018 at Carden Park Hotel near Chester.

Big congratulations go to our General Manager Tim and the entire Cholmondeley team.

Tim attended the awards presentation with Tom our Head Chef and Fliss our Deputy Manager.

Hard work and passion has persevered…

well done everybody!

Gin Festival 2018

Last weekend has been a fantastic festival of gin, with a record breaking weekend, bigger and better than previous years!

With crowds coming to spend their weekend at the Cholmondeley sipping different gins from the outside bar, enjoying our BBQ with delicious stone baked pizzas! And dancing the night away to a great line up of live music all weekend.

Not only that but history was made on the Saturday as England beat Sweden in the World Cup Quarter Finals! This will be the first time in 28 years they have made it to the Semi finals! So we are happy to say it was a ‘Gin Gin Situation’.

A big thank you goes out to all our distillers including Thomas Dakin, Sipsmith, Stanley’s Gin, 5th Gin, Whitley Neil, Chase Gin, Warner Edwards, Forest Gin, One Gin, Langleys, Spirit of George, Opihir, Cuckoo, Brockmans and fever tree tonic for being a part of Gin Fest 2018. Another thank you goes out to all our customers and to all our staff for their hard work!

This past weekend has been a true ‘GIN’spiration of what’s to come! We hope to see you all at Gin Fest 2019!