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The really tricky Good Pub Guide quiz

If, like us, you’ve been missing a good pub quiz, we’ve got the next best thing: A really tricky Good Pub Guide quiz. Using our very own guide, as well as Christopher Winn’s fascinating books I Never Knew That About Coastal England and Walk Through History: Discover Victorian London, we’ve pulled together 28 mind-bogglingly tricky… View Article

If, like us, you’ve been missing a good pub quiz, we’ve got the next best thing: A really tricky Good Pub Guide quiz.

Using our very own guide, as well as Christopher Winn’s fascinating books I Never Knew That About Coastal England and Walk Through History: Discover Victorian London, we’ve pulled together 28 mind-bogglingly tricky questions for you and your friends and family to enjoy.

The questions (and answers) are below, or you can download a PDF of the quiz right here, which has the answers on the final page.

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Enjoy!

Round ONE
Inspired by Walk Through History: Victorian London, by Christopher Winn

1. Which palace was Queen Victoria born in? (Kensington Palace)
2. Who designed the Albert Memorial? (Sir George Gilbert Scott)
3. What was the Victoria and Albert Museum originally called? (The Museum of Manufactures)
4. What was the first creature to be installed in the Natural History Museum’s Central Hall (now the Hintze Hall)? (A sperm whale)
5. What is buried under Cleopatra’s Needle? (a time capsule)
6. Which was the first street in Britain to be lit permanently by electricity? (Victoria Embankment)
7. What was the first Victorian novel to have a child as the main character? (Oliver Twist)
8. King’s Cross Station was built as the London terminus for the Great Northern Railway running between London and which other city? (York)
9. From which hotel’s balcony did the artist Monet paint the view of the river Thames? (The Savoy Hotel)
10. Who discovered that cholera is a waterborne disease, rather than one carried in the air? (Dr John Snow)

ROUND TWO
Inspired by I Never Knew That About Coastal England, by Christopher Winn

1. What does the red sandstone column at Burgh Marsh (Cumbria) mark? (The spot where King Edward I died)
2. Which town claims the first large-scale steel-making plant in the world AND the spot that Mary Queen of Scots spent her first night in England? (Workington, Cumbria)
3. What is the only place in England named after an artist? (Ansdell, Lancashire)
4. Where is the world’s largest brick warehouse? (Liverpool, Merseyside)
5. What song, by Lita Jones, was the first single by a women to reach No. 1 in 1953? (How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?)
6. Which 19th-century aristocrat is hailed as the world’s first computer programmer? (Ada Lovelace)
7. Who was the first man to sail single-handed around the world? (Sir Francis Chichester)
8. Which islands are said to be the burial place of King Arthur? (Isles of Scilly)
9. Which beach is the longest shingle sea bar in Europe? (Chesil Beach, Dorset)
10. Which city was Isambard Kingdom Brunel born in, in 1806? (Portsmouth, Hampshire)

ROUND THREE
From The Good Pub Guide 2020

1. How many pubs, to the nearest 10, hold one of our Stay Awards, indicating that this is a special pub to spend the night in? (278)
2. What, to the nearest 10p, is the average price of a pint of ale? (£3.79)
3. Who founded the Good Pub Guide in 1982? (Alisdair Aird)
4. How many pubs are in the Good Pub Guide 2020? (5,000)
5. Where is the cheapest county to buy a pint? (Shropshire)
6. How many whiskies does our Whisky Pub of the Year (the Bon Accord in Glasgow) boast in their collection? (500)
7. The Cholmondeley Arms in Cheshire has 400 varieties of what type of liquor, earning its award in the 2020 guide? (Gin)
8. Which Countryfile presenter, who runs a 650-hectare farm in the Cotswolds, wrote a piece for the 2020 guide? (Adam Henson)

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