A team from The Western Hotel in St Ives have been crowned the ultimate pub quiz champions.
The most knowledgeable pub regulars from more than 120 St Austell Brewery pubs across the south west have been battling it out the brewery launched the competition across its pub estate last November.
The successful teams from the first round went through to the regional finals at the start of the year before the final 12 teams went head to head in the finals on February 21st.
The final of the competition, which was sponsored by Carlsberg, was held at St Austell Brewery’s recently refurbished Visitor Centre. Teams of four people, battled it out across 10 rounds including general knowledge, sport and history. They were joined by many supporters, plus special guest Mark “The Beast” Labbett from TV’s quiz programme, The Chase.
The winning team was awarded a cash prize of £2,000 whilst a team from The New Inn, Tywardreath scooped a runner up prize of £1,000 for their efforts.
Laurence Hurst from the winning team at The Western Hotel, St Ives, said: “We were absolutely thrilled when we heard our team name, The Western, called out as the champions. We know we were up against some tough competition so to be able to walk away calling ourselves some of the most knowledgeable pub regulars in the region is no mean feat.”