The Pancake House breaks Guinness World Records title

Stack ‘em up! We just broke a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the tallest ever stack of pancakes. How many do you reckon we used in our Pancake Day monument?


Q: What’s the best pancake topping?

A: More pancakes.

We’ve always known it to be true – there’s nothing batter than a good pancake. And now we’re putting it on the record. Today we’ve taken our theory to new heights by breaking the Guinness World Records title for the tallest stack of pancakes.

The previous record, held by a theme park in the Netherlands, was 91.2cm. This morning that record was shattered by The Pancake House at Sherwood Forest, where the team built a towering pillar of pancakes to a flipping marvellous height of 101.8cm.

Pancake planning

To ensure this tall order didn’t fall flat as a pancake, Center Parcs’ Group Executive Head Chef, James Haywood, and and Executive Sous Chef Dave Nicholls have been practising their stacking skills since January. The final, successful attempt took 45 minutes, with the pressure mounting to the final five seconds when the tower had to stand straight and unsupported without toppling. If it all collapsed now, we may have flipped out.

James said:

“After the longest five seconds of my life, I’m so proud to say that we’ve set a new Guinness World Records title. The Pancake House is not just a nod to Center Parcs’ Dutch heritage – it’s something that is enjoyed by many families. Since we opened our doors in 1987, we’ve served enough pancakes to reach the top of Mount Everest, so it seems right that we now hold the Guinness World Records title.”

Stack facts:

  • The stack consisted of 213 pancakes, which used…
  • 14 bags of flour
  • 700 eggs
  • 26 pints of milk

After our adjudicator officially called the success, the team set to work dismantling the stack and handing them out to guests, topped with plenty of tasty treats.

Have your pancake cravings crêpe-d up on you while you read this? Check out our incredible stuffed pancake recipes, just in time for you to try on Puncake Day. Sorry, Pancake Day.

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Maddy Potts

As Marketing Executive at Center Parcs, I’m lucky enough to hear all the amazing stories that come from our guests, our Villages and the wider travel industry. I’ll blog about the best ones, bring you some fantastic competitions and update you on all the exciting new activities and goings on at Center Parcs.