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Published on February 10, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour


The Budweiser Budvar City Pub Quiz hits Tyneside

Throughout March, Tyneside pubs will host the great Budweiser Budvar City Pub Quiz, a series of brain-teasing challenges that was a smash hit across London last year.

According to Budvar UK, the decision to locate the pub quiz north out of the capital was an easy one because the Czech brew is fast becoming a favourite in the North East. It’s not surprising when you consider we have some of the finest and most serious beer-loving pubs in the country here – and where you get serious beer you get cerebral drinkers, and where you get cerebral drinkers you get great pub quizzes.

Eleven pubs are participating in the event – listed below – which runs from March 2 to March 27, and the teams will be competing for a fantastic six-person trip to the Budweiser Budvar brewery in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic.

And to encourage the quest for the big prize, participants will be given free samples of Budvar Original on the night plus giveaways, like Budvar t-shirts.

This Budweiser Budvar quiz is going to be slightly different from the usual pub one. Although free-ranging, it will also include a special component about Budvar – its history, its portfolio of beers, the long-running trademark dispute, and much, much more. Don’t be daunted, however, information on questions and answers are all online somewhere – the best place to start being www.budweiserbudvar.co.uk

There’s also information available on the The Original Budweiser Budvar Facebook page.

Winners of each pub quiz will contest the grand final at The Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, on Thursday March 27.

What to do
Simply register your team name and number of participants with one of the pubs listed below – quiz times vary, so please check beforehand – or at the Budvar UK Facebook page, then pop along at the allotted time with your brain in gear and off you go!

The Budweiser Budvar City Pub Quiz participating pubs are:
Sunday March 2: The Brandling Villa, South Gosforth 0191 284 0490
Monday March 3: The Head of Steam, Newcastle 0191 230 4236
Tuesday March 4: The Bacchus, Newcastle 0191 261 1008
Wednesday March 5: The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle 0191 232 6400
Thursday March 6: The Central, Gateshead 0191 478 2543
Wednesday March 12: The Chillingham, Newcastle 0191 265 5915
Thursday March 13: The Bodega, Newcastle 0191 221 1552
Monday March 17: The Cluny, Newcastle 0191 230 4474
Tuesday March 18: Hugo’s, Tynemouth 0191 257 8956
Wednesday March 19: The Plough, Cramlington 01670 737633
Thursday March 20: The Schooner, Gateshead 0191 477 7404
Thursday March 27: Grand Final at the Brandling Villa, South Gosforth.

Naming names
Teams can choose whatever name they want to compete under – the more amusing the better. In fact, Cheers has promised a case of Budvar Original to the team with the most amusing name on each night – with a reminder that this is a family show!

Queries should be sent to info@cheersnortheast.co.uk or from your chosen pub or simply call Cheers editor Alastair Gilmour 07930 144 846.


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