A pub with a name you wouldn’t want to attempt to say a few pints has reopened, two doors down from the boozer with the shortest name in Britain.
Deep breaths, now. The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn – which holds the Guinness World Record for the pub with the longest name in the UK – has reopened in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, after shutting its doors three years ago. Punters who visit the public house can then take a short walk down the road to the pub with the shortest name, the Q Inn.
Better known as The Rifleman by locals, it received recognition from the Guinness World Records officials in 1995, although has appeared in the annual tome with slightly varying names throughout the years.
Husband and wife team Nigel and Sarah Baxter decided to open the boozer in 2016 and were delighted when the former owners of the Rifleman offered them the use of the 16-syllable name.
Although Sarah told the Guardian she was less pleased when she learned the company building the new sign charged by the letter.
Sarah Farrer Baxter told the paper: “It’s a massive honour to take on the name, so it’s not lost forever.”
“The invoice did come as a bit of a shock. It was worth it, though – that’s what you get for having the longest name.”
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