Proceeds from quiz to go to good causes

Local charities will receive all money raised at the monthly pub quiz at The Black Bull in Etal, which this year has moved to the first Monday of each month.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 4:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 5:24 pm
Pete Nash, Eric Musgrave and Jonny Hodgson have made the monthly quiz a fund-raiser for local charities. Picture by Jane Eastoe.

The new arrangement is part of the changes made by Jonny Hodgson and Pete Nash, owners of the Cheviot Brewery, who have been running the historic thatched village pub since last autumn.

The quiz continues to be set and hosted by Etal resident Eric Musgrave, who won £64,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in January 2019.

Cash for Kids, the Ford and Etal Estate’s nominated charity, was the recipient of £46.15 – the proceeds of the first quiz of 2020 on January 6.

Other beneficiaries through the year will include Berwick and District Cancer Support Group, the Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, Etal Show and Etal Village Hall.

As well as the £2 entrance fee per player, the team at the pub will organise other fund-raising games and activities on each night.

The next five dates for the quiz, which starts at 7.30pm, are February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4 and June 1.

Eric said: “In the few months Jonny and Pete from Cheviot Brewery, which is based on Ford and Etal Estates, have been running The Black Bull, it has become much more of a community hub for the village and we collectively decided that we wanted the proceeds of the evenings to go to local charities.”

At each quiz, the highest-scoring team wins a £20 voucher to spend at The Black Bull.

In another new twist, at the end of this year a grand prize including a Cheviot Brewery tour for six people, followed by a meal at the pub, will be awarded to the team with the highest accumulated score based on their best three rounds each quiz.

All the quiz nights coincide with The Black Bull’s weekly Monday ‘Pie and a pint’ promotion in which a pie, with chips and veg, and a drink costs only £9.95 – with pie and peas alone at just £5.

Other bar snacks are also available on the evening.

The pie deal is available even to customers not taking part in the quiz.