"It's Not a Party" Black Books Pub Quiz
Written by: Sophie Taylor
On Friday June 30th, ignore your mounting list of life admin and venture outwards into the ether for a misanthropic wine a plenty.
It’s the Black Books pub quiz at The Duke of Wellington as part of their couch potato themed quiz series.
Entry is a meagre £2 but you can win some cold hard real cash if you’re up on your Dylan Moran / Tamsin Greig / Bill Bailey shaped references.
If you feel more, “I’m never going outside again unless I need someplace to throw up”, then remember it’s the grand ol’ Duke of Welly we’re talking about.
Open since 1842, this well loved establishment hosts a big old range of real ales, beers, ciders, carefully selected wines and a fantastic spirit selection. Well worth a Friday night saunter down.
Their menu used to shift regularly as they were host to an ever changing roster of culinary pop ups – from American street food to Spanish tapas, they’ve “had it all”.
Saucy little buggers aren’t they.
But now they’ve settled down and made an honest pub out of their kitchen. They now serve a brunch menu between Monday and Saturday before moving on to their a la carte menu in the evenings.
Expect classic pub favourites like scotch eggs, burgers and steak as well as some creations based on older menus, like courgette and potato fritters with avocado cream or the lemon and parmesan crusted cod dish.
If you enjoy your Friday night quiz shenanigans, look out for their other regular events like comedy nights, live music, life drawing and cocktail nights. Don’t forget, come Sunday morning’s headache, they do a mean Sunday Roast by the much acclaimed, Bacchus Sunday team from 12-9pm.
It’s not a party though.
Black Books Couch Potato Quiz, 30th June at 7:30pm
119 Balls Pond Road
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