Cheers Ian. I managed to get to the Hilton House Hotel at the last minute tonight. I nearly missed the quiz though. I went into the rather small public bar and, after asking if there was another bar, and being told "NO, this is it", sat down with my drink thinking there was no quiz. Fortunately I sat where I could see the length of the pub, behind the bar, and espied a guy with sheets of paper in a far flung room. So I asked again, specifying "quiz" (not having wanted to look too keen first time round) only for the same woman to say "oh yes, in the other bar"!!
Anyway, managed to make the room just in time (at 9.05) and get sorted, but too late to tack onto another team. I did recognise one outfit, the 'Holly Bush', who are a half decent and oft successful team.
The quiz was very enjoyable. There was enough "random chance" to give a feeling of uncertainty, some good questions, and a really nice film-link segment which was both entertaining and challenging. I shall definitely return. And most of the room, the quiz master in particular, was very friendly,
How did I do reader? Well, I got 52 out of a maximum possible 60. Dropped a couple of silly points and lost out because the 5-question segment I'd elected to drop would have scored me one more (3) than the 2 points I got on what proved to be the trickiest part of the quiz. I maxed my joker so that was ok. There was probably only one answer I could not have got in a month of Sundays, even with a kind, following trade wind (a word in a song title by Pink).
The Holly Bush won with 55 out of 60; so I didn't disgrace myself. Rather I did enough, perhaps, to put the wind up them when I next show my face.
The most important thing though, I REALLY enjoyed the quiz. Thanks for the tip!