M@ introduces the first Londonist pub quiz, a couple of years ago. Photo by Simon Rigglesworth.
Booze and facts. It's a winning combination. The good old British pub quiz is one of the most entertaining and cheap ways to spend an evening, so we thought it was high time we got round to giving them more exposure.
To kick things off, we asked our Twitter followers to nominate their favourite weekly pub quizzes. Thanks to everyone who participated. Below are the results, organised by day.
This is very much a beginning. We'll run these listings each week, but they're only as good as the suggestions behind them. So please leave a comment, or tweet #bestldnpubquiz, or email londonist - at - gmail.com if you'd like to bring our attention to your favourites, be they regular evenings or one-offs with special themes. Remember to give the day and time. Happy facting.
The Gun, Docklands: nominated by @brilith
King's Head, Earl's Court: Starts 8pm. "£2 Bingo style to win, excellent prizes including free drink rounds." @gavinevans
The Rose & Crown, Stoke Newington: Starts 8.30pm, "Sat next to Nick Hornby many a time!" @YGDancing
The Lord Palmerston, Kentish Town: Starts 8pm, nominated by @catdonn, seconded by @HolzHar
The Mucky Pup, Angel: Starts 8.30pm. @YGDancing
The Bollo House, Chiswick: "Great food, nice atmosphere, and amiable Quizmaster Liam. Fit barmaids, too!" @26Tim
ONE-OFF: Firepower Museum, Woolwich: Starts 7.30pm, the first ever quiz at the Royal Arsenal's museum.
The Willoughby Arms, Kingston Upon Thames: Starts 9.30, "No entry fee and only joke prizes but a lot of fun" @reesmt