An Afternoon at the Polo

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Polo is arguably the oldest recorded team sport in known history and is thought to have originated in China and Persia around 2500 years ago. Although it has been known as “the sport of Kings”, in reality it is open to a much wider public and is now played in many countries around the world by both men and women. We are lucky to have Cheshire Polo Club right next door to our Little Budworth site and we have regularly supported the club via sponsorship over the years.

Matches are played each weekend from May to September and anyone is welcome to watch. One match each year is The Hollies Farm Shop Cup and so on Sunday the 12th August we went along to watch and invited a handful of our customers to come along and enjoy an Afternoon at the Polo (with a few gin and tonics!) The commentary came from Robin who explained the rules and progress of the matches during the afternoon which proved very helpful!


We showcased a selection of our favourite gins; Williams GB Gin, Sadler’s Brewery Peaky Blinders Spiced Gin, Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin, Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin, Ginetic Gin, Malfy Gin Rossa (pink grapefruit gin) and JJ Whitely Nettle Gin. In addition we introduced our customers to a brand new gin; AT30 by St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice (more details in our September Gin of The Month blog). It was great to let customers enjoy sipping gins that they hadn’t had chance to try before.

It was so nice to receive an email of thanks from one of our lovely customers who joined us on the day; Thank you so much for hosting today’s event at Cheshire Polo, we really enjoyed the matches and presentation of The Hollies Trophy…. not forgetting the tasty gin and canapés! Glad the rain didn’t join us until the final chukka of the day! Look forward to seeing you again soon in The Deli as we usually pop in to pick up a few tasty bits for our regular polo picnics. Warmest congratulations on a successful event.”

For more information about the Cheshire Polo Club and fixtures go to;

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