Charities to benefit from Northumberland pub quiz nights run by Who Wants To Be A Millionaire winner

Local charities will now receive all money raised at the monthly pub quiz at a north Northumberland pub.

Saturday, 25th January 2020, 5:02 pm
Pete Nash, Eric Musgrave and Jonny Hodgson have made the monthly quiz at The Black Bull, Etal a fundraiser for local charities. Photo by Jane Eastoe.

The new arrangement at The Black Bull in Etal, is part of the changes made by Jonny Hodgson and Pete Nash, the owners of the local Cheviot Brewery, who have been running the historic thatched village pub since last


The quiz has moved to the first Monday of the month, with Cash for Kids, the Ford & Etal Estate’s nominated charity, receiving the £46.15 proceeds.

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

Eric explained: “Last spring the former management of The Black Bull asked me to start hosting a quiz as a way of attracting customers to the pub. This was very much a commercial arrangement and I was paid the takings to cover my time in compiling the questions and hosting the event.

“In the few months Jonny and Pete from Cheviot Brewery have been running The Black Bull, it has become much more of a community hub for the village and we collectively decided we wanted the proceeds of the evenings to go to local charities.”

All the quiz nights coincide with the pub’s weekly Monday “Pie and a pint” promotion, which is available even to customers not taking part in the quiz.

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.

The next quiz night is on Monday, February 3 at 7.30pm.