The Victoria Tavern on Wilford Road has held a successful fundraising evening in aid of Great Central Railway Nottingham (GCRN), with around £250 raised for our local heritage railway. The Tavern took part in the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz, which saw over 1,000 pubs across the UK holding a simultaneous quiz from 7:30pm on Sunday 7 February.
Lindsey Flint, landlady at the Victoria Tavern, explains: ‘Many of the staff and volunteers at GCRN are customers at the Tavern and we wanted to do something to help their fundraising efforts to link up with their GCR counterparts at Leicester. We don’t normally hold pub quizzes, so the night offered something different for our regular customers and we ended up with a good turnout for a Sunday night.’
Lindsey’s brother, Nick Adcock, took on the role of quiz master for the evening, putting the 40-odd participants through their paces in six themed sections totalling 60 questions. Each venue taking part in the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz followed the same format, with themes including Pubs & Beer, Music & Lyrics, Food & Drink and General Knowledge.
Competition was tough, but customer Paul Hyam eventually came out on top with 41 correct answers out of 60 to win two gallons of the beer of his choice. However, he wasn’t the only winner as Lindsey had also been running her popular ‘Pick a Square’ Cash Draw in the run-up to the event. The cash draw netted £150 for overall winner Danny, with runners-up Wayne, Bob and Matt receiving £75, £50 and £25 respectively.
Adds Lindsey: ‘It was a really fun evening and everyone had a very enjoyable time, all in aid of a great, local cause. I’d like to thank the GCRN directors – especially Phil and Lloyd – staff and volunteers for helping me organise the event and for showing us so much support on the night. ‘A big thank you should go to everyone who took part in the quiz and supported GCRN by entering the Cash Draw.’
And in other pub news…
Congratulations to Andy Hunt and Abbie Clifton at The White Horse, who took home the Regional Winner 2015 award at the Punch Regional Publican Awards in February. Keep up the good work!