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Questions I

  1. The Duke Of Burgundy pub featured in which 1949 classic British comedy film?
  2. Name the pub in the book Treasure Island?
  3. Beer Street and Gin Lane are two prints issued in 1751 by which English artist?
  4. Which alcoholic spirit is the main ingredient in a Tom Collins cocktail?
  5. Which very common pub name commemorates a 1651 event after the Battle of Worcester?

  1. Miss Abbey Potterson was the landlady of the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters in which Charles Dicken's novel?
  2. In rugby, which Lions player of the series is nicknamed 'Fox' after the Fox & Hounds Pub run by his parents?
  3. What term was first coined in 1991 when David Eyre and Mike Belben started serving beer and food at The Eagle pub in London?
  4. Cheers, the American sitcom TV series, is set in which city?
  5. The 'J D' in the J D Wetherspoon's pub chain, originally comes from the initials of a fictional character in which US television series?
  6. The Otley Run is a famous pub crawl in which UK city?
  7. Which Australian themed pub chain opened it's first bar in the UK in 1994?
  8. A few days before his death, who announced, "I've had 18 straight whiskys; I think this is a record"?
  9. Television's Royle family frequent which public house?
  10. What is the most infamous claim to fame of the establishment owned by Eleanor Bull?


  1. Passport to Pimlico
  2. The Admiral Benbow
  3. William Hogarth
  4. Gin
  5. The Royal Oak (where the future King Charles II hid from Roundheads after the Battle of Worcester)
  6. Our Mutual Friend
  7. Jonathan Davies
  8. Gastropub
  9. Boston
  10. The Dukes of Hazard
  11. Leeds
  12. Walkabout
  13. Dylan Thomas
  14. The Feathers
  15. It is where Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe was killed in 1593

Questions II

  1. Who wrote 'The Moon Under Water', a 1946 essay giving a detailed description of the ideal public house?
  2. In the 1970s, which fictional landlord helped Henry Wilks run the Woolpack?
  3. Jamaica Inn is associated with which English county?
  4. The Spouter Inn can be found in which famous novel?
  5. The Rose Street crawl is a famous pub crawl in which city?
  6. 'Work is the curse of the drinking classes' is a quote by whom?
  7. In which pub was George Cornell shot by Ronnie Kray?
  8. Name the pub in the radio soap, The Archers?
  9. The Mumbles Mile is a famous pub crawl in which British city?
  10. Which common pub name relating to Christian heraldry is the symbol of Saint Peter?
  11. Which historic inn was famous for accommodating the pilgrims in Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th Century work The Canterbury Tales?
  12. 'Olde Trip to Jerusalem', one of the claimants to the title of Britain's oldest pub, is found in which city?
  13. Which British brewery and pub operator is the world's largest brewer of cask ale?
  14. The Aidensfield Arms village pub featured in which British drama series?
  15. In The Simpsons, who is the owner of the only tavern in Springfield?


  1. George Orwell
  2. Amos Brearly (in the soap opera Emmerdale)
  3. Cornwall
  4. Moby Dick
  5. Edinburgh
  6. Oscar Wilde
  7. The Blind Beggar (Note: the pub was once owned by Bobby Moore)
  8. The Bull
  9. Swansea
  10. Cross Keys
  11. The Tabard
  12. Nottingham
  13. Marston's
  14. Heartbeat
  15. Moe

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