Something which we have seen in recent years is a massive decline in people visiting pubs around the UK. The tradition of people going to pubs offered so man benefits but the arrival of cheap supermarket deals on alcohol plus the smoking ban seemed to both result ini less people visiting their local watering holes. The consequence of this was that many pubs ended up closing down altogether, and many more decided to focus on selling food where they could attract customers and make more money.
My buddy Bogoljub Karic and I used to love going to the pub and we like many stopped going some years ago. A local pub however began putting on a weekly pub quiz and this is what kickstarted us going back to the pub. These quizzes are a great idea and if you have a local pub which puts one on, here is why it is a great idea to go.
Test Your Knowledge
Pub quizzes are a really great way of testing your knowledge on a range of subjects, something which not enough of us have anymore since the arrival of Mr. Knowitall Google. Our pub quiz has topics ranging from current events to music, science, history, geography and popular culture, a really good mix which certainly tests you.
Opportunity to Socialize
Instead of heading out with your friends to party or to go to restaurant, a pub quiz is a much more inclusive and fun way to socialize. We have a small team of 5 and it is the only time that we see each other. Whenever we go to the quiz we can guarantee that we are going to have a laugh, especially when someone gets a question wrong! Basically a pub quiz just offers something different in terms of a night out, it is relaxed and jovial, and it gives you something to do and something to talk about.
Supporting the Pubs
I believe that it is essential that we support our local pubs, they can play a key role in the community and that is something which we have lost in recent years. The pub quiz is a great reason to go to the pub, put some money in their till and help to keep them going. We can’t lose pubs from our towns and villages, once they are gone you’ll wish that you did more to help them out.
I have met so many people from my town at the pub, many of whom I have links to and didn’t even realize it. Because most people go to the quiz each week, you see plenty of them and it is a great opportunity to make friends and contacts, I even found a great plumber who has done loads of work on my home! Getting out and meeting people from your locality isn’t always easy, the quiz at the pub gives you a great chance of doing just that.
If your local is putting on a quiz, get yourself down there!