Now comes an e-mail from one Detleff Summer, who says:
"This is not correct. The smallest bar of the world is in Sta. Maria V.M. Graubünden Switzerland. See here: http://www.smallestwhiskybaronearth.com."
Sorry, Detleff, you've jumped the gun. The web site for this establishment says it is due to open on Nov. 24, a full 10 days from now. Thus, the original posting remains correct until then.
Incidentally, the Guinness Book, the accepted arbiter on such whimsical things, still recognizes the Cheethorpes pub as the world's smallest. So, even after 10 days the title will remain unchanged until the Guinness editors verify the claim.
ON THE WEB
• Cleethorpes Online
• Cleethorpes: An Overview
• Boxing at the Winter Garden
• Dowd's Guides