Pub Quiz #4

Pub quiz # 4 is a really tough one to test your memory banks!  With four rounds: food & drink, wildlife, sport and general knowledge, you will need to dig deep into your memory banks or play in teams.  With thanks to our new contributor, Sally from Ripponden.

(Answers at the very end of the quiz)

Round one: Food and drink

1.  Which culinary icon is the subject of the play ‘Toast’ which toured the country in 2019?

2.   As many British people try to lower their alcohol intake, how much did UK sales of low alcohol and alcohol-free beers increase by last year?

3.   Which vegetable box delivery service has started an online magazine called Wicked Leeks?

4.   Which increasingly popular sparkling drinks is Napoleon said to have dubbed English Champagne?

5.   Sales of which spirit recently surpassed £2 billion for the first time in the UK?

6.  What is a puff ball?

7.  How is orange wine made?

8.  What makes sour beer sour?

9.  What does seabuck thorn berry taste of. (a native species)?


Round two: Wildlife/Green Issues

(Answers at the very end of the quiz)

1.   Which butterfly enjoyed a once in ten year’s mass emergence last summer (2019)?

2.   The forestry commission celebrated its 100th birthday last year.  According to the Forestry Commission, what percentage of the UK land is comprised of woodland?

3.   Sixty years after the Thames was declared ‘biologically dead’ 138 seal pups were born there last year.  How many counties does the river run through – 5, 6, or 7

4.   What bird of prey was the subbuteo table football game named after?

5.   Name all the British native owls?

6.  Which is the fastest bird in the world?

7.   What’s the difference between a stoat and a weasel?

8.  In July 2019, the Met Office recorded the highest ever temperature in the UK.  What was it and Where?

9.   According to the Government, the 5p charge has reduce single-use plastic bag usage by how much (in percentage terms)?

10.  HM The Queen’s official residence in Northern Ireland has just had a £20 million makeover, what is it called?


Round three: Sports

(Answers at the very end of the quiz)

1. Which cyclist won the Tour de France in 2018?

2. When playing darts, what is the score you start with?

3. Who was formula 1 and motorcycle world champion?

4.  Which reality TV star won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics (Montreal) in the decathlon?

5.  How many hurdles are there in the men’s 110 metres hurdles athletics event?

6.  Name the only player in British rugby league history to win the Man of Steel award three times?

7.  An Ollie is a basic jump in which sport?

8.  What’s the most famous event organized by the Amaury Sport Organisation?

9.  Triathlon first became an Olympic event in which year?

10.  How many lengths of a 25m pool do you need to swim to cover the Olympic distance triathlon swim?


Round four: General Knowledge

(Answers at the very end of the quiz)

1.  Who invented the word vomit

2.  What is Scooby Doo’s full name?

3.  What is the collective noun for a group of unicorns?

4.  What is the most common colour of toilet paper in France?

5.  If you dug a hole through the centre of the earth starting from Wellington in New Zealand, which European country would you end up in?

6.  Which cartoon bear visited baby Archie, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in a short film to celebrate his birth?

7.  In the film ‘The Great Escape’ what were the code names of the 3 tunnels?

8.  How old was Adrian Mole when he wrote his ‘Secret Diary’ according to Sue Townsend’s 1982 book?

9.  Who is the current UK poet laureate?

Answers below..

Food and drink

1.  Nigel Slater.

2.   28% within 5% either way.

3.   Riverford.

4.   Perry or pear cider.

5.   Gin.

6.  Mushroom.

7.  Same process of red wine, with skins on) but with white wine grapes.

8.  An infection in the yeast.

9.  Tropical fruit.

Wildlife/Green Issues

1.   Painted lady.

2.   13% (within 5%).

3.   6 – Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey.

4.   Hobby Latin for hobby is Subbuteo Subbuteo.

5.   Little, tawny, barn, long eared, short eared.

6.  Peregrine falcon.

7.   A stoat has a black tip to its tail.  A stoat is bigger than a weasel.  A stoat can turn white in winter. A weasel has a longer tail than a stoat.  Or you could say, a weasel is weaselly identified and a stout is stoutly different.

8.  38.7 C (101.7F) in Cambridge.

9.   90% (within 5%)

10.  Hillsborough Castle.



1. Geraint Thomas.

2. 501.

3. John Surtees.

4.  Caitlyn Jenna was known as William Bruce Jenna. Father to Kylie, Kendall, Brodie, Brandon, Cassandra and Burt.

5. 10.

6.  Ellery Hanley.

7.  Snowboarding.

8.  The Tour France.

9.  2000.

10.  60.


General Knowledge

1.  William Shakespeare.

2.  Scoobert Doo.

3.  A blessing.

4.  Pink.

5.  Spain.

6.  Winnie the pooh.

7.  Tom, Dick and Harry.

8.  13 and three quarters.

9. Simon Armitage.




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