The world’s 10 greatest gin joints

25th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Old Bell Inn, Saddleworth

Old-Bell-InnAlthough something of an unlikely contender, the Old Bell Inn, in the sleepy UK town of Saddleworth, won the Guinness World Record for having the world’s largest gin variety earlier this year.

Philip Whiteman, pub owner, has been building the collection for more than 10 years, in order to turn the pub into a ‘fully-fledged gin emporium”.

With 404 different gins, the bar snatch the record from The Feathers Hotel in Oxfordshire, which was awarded the title in 2012 for its collection of 161 different gins.

4 Responses to “The world’s 10 greatest gin joints”

  1. Jan says:

    i think you missed bars in continental Europe, Like the G&T Bar in Berlins mitte District – a small speak easy that started by only serving Gin and Tonic having a seasonal Manu with chaning Tonics and Gins representing the seasons.

  2. Ian Buxton says:

    Only one in Spain? Really? And COLD Bar, just off Fleet Street carries a good few, as well as distilling their very own.

    • Ignacio says:

      U re right, gin was created in Holland, perfected in UK and apart from phillipines (where is most drunk), Spain should be highlighted as one of the top places to taste gins. Spain’s gin consumption ritual makes the difference by offering gin in a ball-glass full of ice and using best garnished and premium tonics. Living in the UK I regret to order premium gins and seeing how they make it in tube glasses and adding lemon wedges!

  3. Katie says:

    The Oliver Conquest on Leman Street (by Aldgate East) is another great choice for London gin bars. They have 210 gins at last count and it’s constantly growing! Friendly staff will help you choose a gin to suit – even my friend who loves bourbon was impressed with their aged gins which are similar to whiskey.

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